Ms. Arrants has been involved in NIH technology transfer since 2000, assuming the lead role of Technology Transfer Coordinator for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Technology Transfer Office in 2002. The NINDS TTO services both the intramural and extramural programs for transactional and clinical agreements, responsible for budget issues relating to income and costs of patent prosecution and royalties, as well as general management for the NINDS Technology Transfer Office. The office initiates alliances with local, state and national organizations for promotion of in-house discoveries and as sources for gaining collaborative efforts with cutting edge technologies from biotechs and pharmas. Ms Arrants serves as the primary liaison to the NIH Director's Office of Technology Transfer which is responsible for technology transfer policy development, licensing, and royalty administration.
Ms Arrants has a Masters in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Kinesiology from Florida State University, and additional post graduate work at Louisiana State University. Prior to her joining NINDS/NIH, she was Director of Sales and Marketing at a small technology firm where she was involved in strategic planning, management, web-site development, and the marketing of R&D projects funded by grants, SBIR, and ATP awards.
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