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Lynn Fountain Named Woman of the Year in Nonprofit Educational Institutions

It has been nearly three decades since Lynn Fountain joined the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) as a researcher, not long after earning her doctorate in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

This month, she was named a winner of the Woman of the Year Award in Nonprofit Educational Institutions by the organization Women In Technology, an Atlanta group that encourages women and girls to pursue career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Novel Solar Cells Arrive at International Space Station for Testing

Five different types of solar cells fabricated by research teams at the Georgia Institute of Technology have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) to be tested for their power conversion rate and ability to operate in the harsh space environment as part of the MISSE-12 mission. One type of cell, made of low-cost organic materials, has not been extensively tested in space before.

Study Provides New Guidance on Use of First-Line Antihypertensive Drugs

Thiazide diuretics demonstrate better effectiveness and cause fewer side effects than ACE inhibitors as first-line antihypertensive drugs, according to a report published October 24 in the journal Lancet.

Proactive Artificial Intelligence: Caring for the Elderly in the Comfort of Their Own Home

Senior Research Scientist Jeff Hurley and Principal Research Engineer Reggie Ratcliff hosted four high school students for GTRI’s summer program. Over the summer, the team worked to create an in-home artificial intelligence assistant that acted proactively rather than reactively when interacting with humans.

Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan Names GTRI Researcher to Health Task Force

A Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) specialist in health informatics has been named to Georgia’s new Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost. Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced the 16 members of the task force, which includes Jon Duke, director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Health Analytics and Informatics, and principal research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).

Thinking Small: Just Ask the Kids

Approaching pediatric patients as partners in care was the theme of a collaboration between Megan Denham, a senior research associate at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and doctors at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Research, Sponsored Activity Awards Top $1 Billion at Georgia Tech

Research, economic development, and other sponsored activities at Georgia Tech passed a significant milestone during the fiscal year that concluded on June 30, recording more than a billion dollars in new grants, contracts and other awards. The record amount comes from federal government agencies, companies, private organizations, the state of Georgia, and other sources.

GTRI Receives 2019 IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Award

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced that the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the Supporting Friend of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Award recipient.

Weiss Named SVP at Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University has named Georgia Tech Regents Researcher Lora G. Weiss, interim senior vice president and interim director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), as its new senior vice president for research.

Thinking Small: Designing with the Patient in Mind

Many adults, particularly those with claustrophobia, experience significant anxiety when undergoing an MRI. Imagine being a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) — with sensitivity to sounds, touch, and changes in the environment — and needing an MRI on a regular basis.