Marnie LaVigne, PhD

Associate Vice President for Economic Development
Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development University at Buffalo (UB)
Director of Business Development, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences
Co-Director, UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology

Marnie LaVigneDr. LaVigne has spent more than 25 years in both the private and public sectors creating new products and start-up businesses involving innovative applications of technology in a broad range of health care and life sciences sectors. Her experience includes work with managed care, including Aetna; pharmaceuticals, including Bristol-Myers Squibb; medical devices, including Welch Allyn; and medical informatics, including Medscape/MedicaLogic, now GE Medical and WebMD; and executive management roles in two initial public offerings (IPOs). 

In 2012, she was named Associate Vice President for Economic Development at UB. In this role, Dr. LaVigne leads the new Office of Economic Development in efforts to leverage university-based resources with the goal of growing the regional economy. This university-wide position builds upon her private sector experience and her role at UB since 2005 in leading business development for the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and the UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology. 

Dr. LaVigne holds a BS in neuroscience and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester. She is an editorial board member for Disease Management, and a member of the board of directors for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, New York State Economic Development Council, Western New York Venture Association, Insyte Consulting, Launch NY, and several high-tech companies.



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New UB Program Promotes Businesses in Kensington-Bailey District
4/03/2014 - Buffalo, NY -

The UB School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership brings the Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program to the Kensington-Bailey district in the City of Buffalo. New and established business owners will meet twice a year to hone their skills in all aspects of running a business, including marketing, merchandizing and business plan writing.  

To read more about the program and its impact on business owners in the Kensington-Bailey District, click here.

Anti-Vibration Invention Wins Contest’s $25,000 Top Prize
4/03/2014 - Buffalo, NY -

Congratulations to EMVISS, the winners of the University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurial Competition! EMVISS’ anti-vibration invention will help ensure that high-precision devices will not be affected from vibrations that may hinder optimal performance. To further develop the product, ENVISS was also awarded office space, and legal and accounting services.

To read more about EMVISS’ win, click here.  

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