EVMS Technology Transfer

The role of EVMS Technology Transfer is to transfer to commercial partners the intellectual property developed at EVMS, so that through the resulting products and services the public will benefit from the EVMS innovations and inventions.

A Tribute to Gary D. Hodgen, PhD

‌Professor Gary Hodgen advanced our understanding of folliculogenesis, contraception, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and assisted reproductive technology while mentoring a generation of clinical and basic investigators.

For more than three decades, he was engaged in research in the science of reproduction and the discipline of reproductive medicine. 

Professor Hodgen relocated from NIH to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School to become a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Scientific Director of the Department's new Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.  In 1986 he was the founding principal investigator of the Contraceptive Research and Development (CONRAD) Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development. In 1986 this 5-year, $35 million program was the largest biomedical research award ever granted by a federal agency. He remained the CONRAD director until 1990. In 1990 he became the President of the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine Foundation. Within the Institute, he founded the Technology Development Center in 1994 and focused the last 7 years of his career on developing new technologies for reproductive medicine. During his 17 years at EVMS, Dr. Hodgen was the principal investigator on $258 million worth of sponsored research, and his inventions provided $34 million of patent licensing income.

Read more of Dr. Hodgen's amazing contributions here.