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Leadership changes impact technology transfer and human subjects protection

Story Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 13:37:00 CDT

EVMS has turned to three individuals affiliated with EVMS to fill key administrative posts in research.

The moves follow the pending retirement of Robert Williams, PhD, on June 30. Dr. Williams is stepping down from his dual roles as Director of Technology Transfer and Associate Dean for Human Subjects Protections.

Effective July 1, Paul DiMarco will assume the role of Director of the Office of Technology Transfer. A paralegal, Mr. DiMarco has worked alongside Dr. Williams in technology transfer for the last decade.
Also on July 1, Harry Tillman, PhD, will become the Assistant Dean for Human Subjects Protections.  Dr. Tillman has led research compliance programs, including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), while he served in the U.S. Navy.  He will oversee the administrative activities of the Office of Human Subjects Protections and will continue his outreach assistance to faculty, students and residents.
To enhance the school's research efforts and to assist all faculty, Robert Armstrong, the Program Director of the National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation, will take on part-time activities as Director of Corporate Relations. In this new role, Mr. Armstrong will facilitate partnerships and collaborations with companies that enhance opportunities for technology development by EVMS faculty.
"We are confident this reallocation of resources will ensure a smooth transition and yield additional benefits for faculty and the institution as we move forward," said Jerry Nadler, MD, Vice Dean for Research, and William Wasilenko, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, in a joint statement to campus.

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