Monday, August 16, 2010

New Director of Innovation and Business Development Calls Institute "Unparalelled Opportunity to Accelerate Discovery"

Children’s National Medical Center has appointed Lawrence C. Mahan, PhD, as director of innovation and business development for the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and the Office of Innovation and Investigational Therapeutics in the Children's Research Institute. Dr. Mahan will play a critical role at Children’s National by identifying and developing long-term initiatives that advance scientific projects and secure strategic partnerships and business opportunities for the center.

“The Sheikh Zayed Institute is assembling an impressive team of national research leaders from diverse fields,” Mahan said. “I am looking forward to helping them carry their ideas from the lab to clinics worldwide. Progress in research is often hindered by inadequate funding, resources, technology, and coordination, but the institute brings it all together, providing a structure and unparalleled opportunity to accelerate discovery. I’ll make sure they have the support they need to be successful.”

Dr. Mahan has experience in advanced technology initiatives development and government relations. He is an accomplished senior scientist, who holds four U.S. patents and has more than 25 years experience in basic medical research, including 12 years service in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more.