Friday, January 24

Dr. David Briles Named NAI Fellow!

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 143 innovators to NAI Fellow status, one of which is Dr. David Briles. Dr. Briles is a professor of Microbiology and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He holds several patents in pneumococcal vaccine antigens. His present studies are on protein virulence factors of pneumococci, their mechanisms of action and potential use in vaccines.

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

Dr. Briles will be inducted by Andy Faile, deputy U.S. commissioner for patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, during the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, on March 7, 2014, in Alexandria, Va. Each will receive a special trophy and rosette pin.

Dr. Briles is the son of Dr. Worthie Elwood Briles and the late Clara Wilson Briles. The Briles Information Network congratulates Dr. Briles on this prestigious award!

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