AUTM 40th Anniversary

ImageAUTM celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. To commemorate its 40th Anniversary, AUTM asked its members to identify 40 innovations that have made the world a better place. In truth, AUTM members would have no trouble finding 4,000 innovations that have made the world a better place, but we had to start somewhere!

40 University Innovations Worth Celebrating (in random order)

1. Google, Stanford University
2. HIV anti-viral therapies, Emory University
3. Rocket fuel, Clark University
4. Insulin, University of Toronto
5. Vitamin D fortification, University of Wisconsin (WARF)
6. Electron microscope, University of Toronto
7. Penicillin, Oxford University
8. Pap Smear, Cornell University
9. Blood preservation, Columbia University
10. Ultrasound, University of Vienna
11. Streptomycin, Rutgers University
12. Heart-Lung machine, University of Minnesota
13. Polio vaccine, University of Pittsburgh
14. Pacemaker, University of Minnesota
15. Warfarin, University of Wisconsin
16. Seatbelt, University of Minnesota
17. Hepatitis B vaccine, University of Pennsylvania
18. CAT scan, Georgetown
19. MRI, State University of New York
20. Recombinant DNA Technology , Stanford University, Univeristy of California - San Francisco
21. Laser cataract surgery, University of California, Los Angeles
22. Synthetic Taxol, Florida State University
23. Cochlear implant, University of California, San Francisco
24. Cystic fibrosis gene, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
25. DNA testing, University of Glasgow
26. HPV vaccine, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ), Georgetown University, National Institutes of Health, University of Queensland, Australia, University of Rochester Medical Center
27. RotaTeq (rotavirus vaccine), The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
28. The bar code, Drexel University
29. The Bradford Assay, University of Georgia Research Foundation
30. Arsenic removal from groundwater, Lehigh University
31. Argus II retinal prosthesis, National Eye Institute
32. The @ sign for use in email addresses, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
33. Reverse genetics, St. Jude, Mt. Sinai and the University of Wisconsin (WARF)
34. T7 Gene Expression System, Brookhaven National Laboratory
35. BeadArray, Tufts University
36. Strawberry varieties, UC Davis
37. Restriction Endonuclease Digestion: Cutting to the Chase for Molecular Biology, The Johns Hopkins University
38. Blue LED, Nagoya University
39. B73 line of hybrid corn, Iowa State University
40. Cancer immunotherapy, Baylor College of Medicine, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Johns Hopkins University, National Cancer Institute, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, U.C. Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center