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Gene Olinger

Chief ScientistMRIGlobal

Frederick, MD

Member Since January 2023


Public Health


Passionate scientist that relishes the opportunity to collaborate with high performing teams using converging disciplines to innovate and solve life’s most demanding scientific challenges. Critical team member of the development of treatments for viruses over the past decade, including vaccines, diagnostics, and therapies.

Published content

15 Ways to Encourage Respectful Debate in the Workplace

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Seeking out and actively encouraging employees to share their opinions is critical to making the right business calls. Businesses of all sizes are constantly making decisions that have a considerable impact on the entire organization. The gravity of these decisions as well as the chances of conversations sparking disagreement and sowing team division may cause some leaders to limit discussions to a select few. Fortunately, safeguards can be put in place to add employees at all levels into the conversation, effectively limiting conflict, keeping discussions respectful and allowing individuals to offer insight without fear of negative consequences. To help businesses create space for various perspectives and set boundaries, 15 Newsweek Expert Forum members share approaches leaders can leverage to encourage vigorous, yet respectful debate in their organizations.

Living Better Than the Jetsons: Six Science and Technology Innovations That Will Transform Your Life in the Next Five Years


Today, science and technology are advancing at an unprecedented pace, their convergence is exponentially transforming the way we live and work beyond what even the cartoon could dream up.

15 Ways Businesses Can Keep Up With Trends in the Tech World

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Success in any industry, including technology, often depends on how well a company can keep up with the latest news and trends in its field. In today's rapidly evolving tech landscape, it's essential for organizations to stay up-to-date with the latest industry changes to remain competitive and relevant. Failure to keep pace with the latest trends and innovations can result in missed opportunities, loss of market share and ultimately, business failure. To stay ahead of the curve, organizations need to continuously educate themselves on the latest technological developments, anticipate emerging trends and be ready to adapt their business models accordingly. To help you do this, 15 Newsweek Expert Forum members shared some of the best ways for organizations to stay informed about industry changes in tech and explained why doing so is crucial for their long-term success.

Company details


Company bio

Founded in 1944, MRIGlobal is an independent research organization that uses science and technology to create solutions for a safer, healthier, and more sustainable world.



Area of focus

National Security & Defense
Animal Health
Energy & the Environment

Company size

501 - 1,000