“The technologies developed at Fort Detrick offer extraordinary opportunities for economic growth and development in our region." - Amanda Johnston, Executive Director, Fort Detrick Alliance
FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) October 19, 2018
Celebrate the acceleration of technology from the labs at Fort Detrick to the Frederick business community for the 10th anniversary of the FITCI/Fort Detrick Alliance Technology Showcase. The event will be held on October 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center located at Metropolitan Court.
Representatives from Frederick National Labs will present a poster session about technology transfer opportunities that are ready to be launched into the marketplace. Area businesses interested in the technologies presented will be able to begin conversations with scientists to start the technology transfer acceleration into the market.
Major General Barbara R. Holcomb, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, will present the keynote at the event. MG Holcomb is a 1987 Distinguished Military Graduate of Seattle University Army ROTC where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She earned a Master's degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Kansas, a Master's level Certification in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University and a Master's in Military Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming Commanding General at Fort Detrick, she served as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Army Medical Command. She was designated as Chief, Army Nurse Corps on 2 November 2015.
Major General Holcomb's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (1OLC), Legion of Merit (2OLC), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), Kosovo Campaign Medal, NATO Service Ribbon (Kosovo), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 campaign stars), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (1OLC), and the Expert Field Medical Badge. She is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
In addition, to MG Holcomb’s address, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner and City of Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor will give opening remarks.
Guests will also tour FITCI labs, mix and mingle with Fort Detrick officials, elected officials, business leaders and FITCI clients while they wine and dine on small bites and appetizers.
“We are excited in this tenth year to invite the business community to learn more about the technologies ready for the marketplace. Frederick National Labs representatives will present information about new innovations that are ready to be launched,” said FITCI CEO Kathie Callahan Brady. “The technologies developed at Fort Detrick offer extraordinary opportunities for economic growth and development in our region,” added Amanda Johnston, executive director of the Fort Detrick Alliance.
The event is sponsored by Hood College, City of Frederick Economic Development, Frederick County Economic Development, Leidos, Tunnell Government Services, Frederick County Bank, and Mount St. Mary’s University.
Register here. Alliance members receive free tickets based on their membership level. For more information contact Amanda Johnston, Fort Detrick Alliance executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.