Football interview - Purdue
Ronnie Green discusses his early arrival in Purdue to present on campus. Green also discusses research work around the development of a smart bandage that can be used to manage the delivery of multiple medications via a device like a smart phone.
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[00:00:09.294]Greg Sharp, back with you on our Countdown to Kickoff
[00:00:12.390]showtime and give a quick check
[00:00:13.274]of our all-state kicking game,
[00:00:15.126]first time this year, from Husker kicker's to,
[00:00:17.351]kick-off of grass, and Purdue like quarterbacks,
[00:00:19.889]where they rotate the quarterbacks,
[00:00:21.132]they rotate the kickers as well.
[00:00:22.863]So, we'll have two different place kickers tonight,
[00:00:25.022]in this game, after a check at the all-state kicking game.
[00:00:27.452]Well, each and every week,
[00:00:28.818]we get a chance to sit down,
[00:00:30.455]with University of Nebraska, Lincoln Chancellor,
[00:00:32.310]Ronnie Green, who I was looking all over the plain for,
[00:00:33.861]yesterday, and I didn't see him, and here you are,
[00:00:36.761]good to have you here.
[00:00:37.760]Yeah, it's great to be here at West Lafayette, and Purdue,
[00:00:40.228]had a chance to come in a day early,
[00:00:42.901]to be on campus, at their invitation,
[00:00:46.451]visit with students, gave some lectures.
[00:00:49.403]Good for you.
[00:00:50.403]In a couple of classes, in the Purdue Campus yesterday,
[00:00:54.082]and an impressive institutional,
[00:00:55.659]as all of the Big 10 institutions are.
[00:00:58.371]Really well-known here, in their engineering program,
[00:01:02.431]They reminded me several times, during the day yesterday,
[00:01:06.468]about how they have produced more astronauts,
[00:01:09.312]from Purdue University, than any other institution,
[00:01:12.570]outside of NASA in the country.
[00:01:14.297]So, very, very good school,
[00:01:15.731]and had a very good day, yesterday.
[00:01:19.175]How is the energy, among the schools in the league,
[00:01:22.465]with sharing a lecturer
[00:01:24.245]like yourself to go talk to another campus.
[00:01:26.423]It's really good.
[00:01:27.450]I'd call it, the word robust, you know.
[00:01:30.372]The Big 10 Conference, we talked a lot,
[00:01:35.047]six years ago, seven years ago,
[00:01:36.340]when we were coming into the conference,
[00:01:37.717]and that decision was made,
[00:01:39.152]about the athletic power of the conference,
[00:01:43.221]but the academic sharing, amongst the conference
[00:01:46.228]amongst the schools in the big 10.
[00:01:48.125]And that's very true, our deans, our libraries,
[00:01:52.017]our academic programs,
[00:01:53.263]all work together, amongst the 14 institutions,
[00:01:56.664]and the big 10, to share our best practices,
[00:01:59.545]and to learn from one another.
[00:02:01.023]It's the best environment
[00:02:03.036]that I've ever been able to a part of.
[00:02:04.692]Very, very proud of that.
[00:02:05.917]Yeah, should be proud of the procedures
[00:02:07.775]of the Big 10 Conference.
[00:02:08.872]Seems like there's a lot of like mindedness,
[00:02:10.890]between the schools.
[00:02:11.889]There is, that's absolutely right.
[00:02:14.144]We couldn't be luckier to be in the Big 10,
[00:02:16.537]we're very pleased about that.
[00:02:18.527]And that re-affirmed for me, yesterday,
[00:02:20.629]as it is every time I get a chance to visit
[00:02:23.044]with one of our campuses in the conference.
[00:02:25.207]We have not talked in a couple of weeks,
[00:02:26.840]but last week, always a great opportunity for players to
[00:02:28.760]heel up a little bit.
[00:02:30.617]We certainly can use that.
[00:02:31.986]The university's been using research in ways,
[00:02:34.519]to promote faster healing, tell us about that.
[00:02:38.603]we have a whole breadth of research,
[00:02:41.176]like we talk about all the time, about the campus,
[00:02:44.322]and one of the things that happening,
[00:02:46.374]in our college of engineering, currently,
[00:02:48.227]is work around what's around a smart bandage,
[00:02:50.194]the development of a smart bandage.
[00:02:51.919]Doctor Ali Temoyo, who is an assistant professor
[00:02:55.693]in our mechanical and material's engineering program,
[00:02:59.247]in the college of engineering,
[00:03:00.561]is working with collaborators,
[00:03:02.034]at the Harvard Medical School,
[00:03:03.199]on this device.
[00:03:04.238]That is what it sounds like.
[00:03:07.016]A bandage that is smart,
[00:03:08.173]that you actually can trigger the release of antibiotics,
[00:03:11.410]as they're needed.
[00:03:12.523]Through your smartphone, for example.
[00:03:15.050]So, that slow heading kind of wounds,
[00:03:19.595]can heal at a faster rate.
[00:03:22.370]Because you get better delivery at the right time needed,
[00:03:24.924]for ways to fight infection in those wounds.
[00:03:30.020]So, very pleased about that kind of work.
[00:03:32.447]This kind of bandage, a single bandage,
[00:03:34.554]can accommodate multiple medications,
[00:03:38.451]tailored to a specific type of wound,
[00:03:40.834]particularly around wounds that
[00:03:42.653]come with things like diabetes,
[00:03:46.203]where we know that you kind of chronic skin wounds,
[00:03:50.266]that are associated with that disease,
[00:03:51.992]that impact so many people around the world.
[00:03:55.284]That's a big deal.
[00:03:57.748]To have a device like that developed,
[00:03:59.851]and another thing coming out of research,
[00:04:01.654]at the University of Nebraska,
[00:04:02.969]that think will make a huge difference.
[00:04:05.809]and I've heard a lot of different stories
[00:04:07.397]about things that are being researched on the campus.
[00:04:08.727]That I have not heard about, that is really remarkable,
[00:04:11.992]It certainly is.
[00:04:12.991]And if you just think about the way that,
[00:04:19.200]if we can slow infection,
[00:04:20.768]or if we can speed up the recovery,
[00:04:23.877]from a wound like that,
[00:04:25.461]it's better than the typical band-aid
[00:04:27.865]that we're gonna replace over and over again,
[00:04:30.519]and rip off, and hope that we get it healed up
[00:04:34.391]as quickly as possible.
[00:04:35.540]So, these kinds of new technology,
[00:04:37.562]we know we're going to continue to evolve.
[00:04:39.986]And knowing that we're contributing through our work
[00:04:42.527]in this case, in the college of engineering, employs,
[00:04:45.838]that impacts people's lives in the future,
[00:04:47.830]is a big deal, and a big part of our mission,
[00:04:50.552]at the University of Nebraska.
[00:04:51.838]I always love getting updates from you,
[00:04:53.695]about Innovation Campus.
[00:04:54.769]What's new out there?
[00:04:55.884]Well, we are just in the front end,
[00:04:58.429]of the start of our second phase,
[00:05:00.648]of building on Nebraska Innovation Campus.
[00:05:03.366]The elevator shaft, I was up there last week,
[00:05:06.171]is up for the first building in that phase now,
[00:05:08.732]that will open into spring of this coming year, in 2018.
[00:05:14.236]So, we're adding about an additional
[00:05:15.962]80,000 square feet there,
[00:05:17.386]and that second phase of devleopment.
[00:05:19.108]I have about 30 partners, that we're working with,
[00:05:21.957]and that public-private kind of partnership,
[00:05:23.586]in Innovation Campus.
[00:05:24.963]And it's these kinds of technologies,
[00:05:26.764]that we were just talking about,
[00:05:30.311]an invention like that, the smart bandage,
[00:05:34.048]will be rolled out, in commercially, we hope.
[00:05:36.841]On drugstore shelves, really?
[00:05:40.095]And so, that transfer of that technology,
[00:05:42.979]and that commercialization of that technology,
[00:05:45.672]that's a prime example, of the kinds of things,
[00:05:48.389]that we suspect to see, through Innovation Campus,
[00:05:51.487]and partnerships with commercial firms that will do that.
[00:05:54.870]We're very proud that the University of Nebraska
[00:05:57.051]is in the top 15% in the nation,
[00:05:59.929]in terms of transfer of technology,
[00:06:02.629]from things that we learn and develop, at the university,
[00:06:05.761]to be put out into the public,
[00:06:07.772]for use and improvement of human life.
[00:06:10.495]Fantastic. I knew that people were gonna be going,
[00:06:13.034]"Okay, where can I pick one up? My Walgreens, or Costco?"
[00:06:18.329]It's a long process.
[00:06:20.604]To get from a little thing from a little thing
[00:06:22.981]called the Food and Drug Administration,
[00:06:24.309]and all kinds of approvals, that happen there,
[00:06:25.816]but as I say,
[00:06:27.745]having inventions like this start in the line up,
[00:06:30.364]that eventually then move out, into the public,
[00:06:33.101]that's a big part of what we do
[00:06:34.653]at the University of Nebraska, everyday,
[00:06:36.467]and improving lives for Nebraskans,
[00:06:38.284]and people all over the world.
[00:06:39.961]Great, well thank you for the update on that.
[00:06:41.926]Glad you had a good trip here,
[00:06:43.047]we hope you're coming back with us.
[00:06:44.489]You're coming back with us?
[00:06:45.672]I am gonna be on the plain tonight,
[00:06:46.988]so, I'll be coming back with you, and hopefully,
[00:06:49.598]sporting a win, and bringing home a victory with the team,
[00:06:53.017]tonight after the game here at Purdue.
[00:06:55.285]We don't mind letting you out for a few,
[00:06:56.980]we want you back in Lincoln, so that's good.
[00:06:58.903]That's right, that's right.
[00:07:00.172]Thanks you, Chancellor.
You bet. Go big red.
[00:07:01.938]Ronnie Green, with us, here on our pre-game show.
[00:07:03.539]Mac Jodie, he's gonna look at the Big 10 Blitz,
[00:07:05.174]and check up on that score board.
[00:07:06.146]That's coming up next.
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