Kathy Emerson

Office Manager

Phone: 919-681-7578 Email: kathy.emerson@duke.edu

With over 18 years of experience with top-level support in facilitation and execution of administrative responsibilities, Kathy joined Duke as Office Manager of OLV in 2007 after working in big pharma at PPD Development and PharmaLink. She came to Duke with a vast knowledge of the pharmaceutical environment, and is well versed at working in a fast-paced environment. With a high degree of adaptability she has supported multiple Executives simultaneously along with supporting sales staff in the field, supervised a team of five, and has been responsible for process redesign, database maintenance and extensive report generation.

As Office Manager of OLV, Kathy’s key role lies in supporting the Director of OLV Robin Rasor as well as Mitch Dozier the OLV Business Manager. Handling the day-to-day operations in the office involves close contact with Duke Innovators, doctors, Faculty; as well as venture capitalists, patent attorneys, etc. Kathy is responsible for patent-related correspondence and inquiries, office expenses, marketing queries, and identifying and maintaining contacts at companies/other institutions. She is also exclusively managing the XCAT agreement process for Dr. Paul Segars, an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering.