We celebrated the 100th birthday of the late inventor Wallace H. Coulter and his foundation's support of biomedical innovation on November 8, 2013. BME Chair Craig Henriquez noted that the Coulter partnership has been a tremendous resource that significantly changed Duke’s entrepreneurial culture and has shown how university innovations can be translated into real-world improvements in health care. Duke President Richard Brodhead and Provost Peter Lange shared thoughts and examples of how the Coulter legacy has influenced innovation and entrepreneurship at Duke.
Wayne Barlin, Vice-President and General Counsel of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation delivered remarks and shared a video that highlighted the legacy of Wallace H. Coulter and his vision of “Science Serving Humanity.” Mr. Barlin presented Duke with a commissioned bronze relief created by sculpture Marc Mellon to commemorate Mr. Coulter’s 100th birthday. A birthday cake in the shape of Wallace Coulter’s signature hat was shared with celebration participants.