Kathy Beckett

Kathy Emerson

Office Manager

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

With over 20 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. Within OLV Kathy is responsible for the administrative needs surrounding all aspects of marketing/events, website content, pipeline maintenance, legal correspondence and database needs/upkeep. Kathy also exclusively manages the XCAT agreement process for Dr. Paul Segars, an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering as well as various Copyright Agreements.