The Wistar Institute Promotes Elyse Hoffmann to Director of Donor Relations and Special Events
Dec 22 14
The Wistar Institute announced the promotion of Elyse Hoffmann to Director of Donor Relations and Special Events, an elevated position with a key leadership role in shaping the organization’s development strategy and special events impact. She previously served as Manager of Events and Donor Marketing. In her new role, Hoffmann will lead the implementation of Wistar’s donor outreach and special events strategy. By integrating special events with clear and consistent marketing guidance, she will build Wistar’s brand and energize donors.
Wistar Institute Announces Executive Changes
Dec 19 14
Wistar Institute announced Russel E. Kaufman, Chief Executive Officer since 2002, is stepping down in March 2015 to be succeeded by Dario C. Altieri. Altieri, who left the University of Massachusetts in 2010 to head Wistar's cancer center and serve as the institute's first Chief Scientific Officer.
The Wistar Institute Appoints Heather Steinman as New Vice President for Business Development & Executive Director, Technology Transfer
Oct 22 14
The Wistar Institute announced the appointment of Heather A. Steinman, Ph.D., M.B.A., as Vice President for Business Development and Executive Director, Technology Transfer, a newly created position with a pivotal leadership role in revitalizing Wistar’s technology commercialization activities. Steinman’s focus includes forging new strategic partnerships with industry, non-profit and local academic institutions, and advancing Wistar’s growing pipeline of biomedical research discoveries in areas including small molecule and biological therapeutics for melanoma, ovarian cancer, oncology, immuno-oncology, and novel vaccine platforms. As Vice President of Business Development, and Executive Director, Technology Transfer, Steinman will lead and oversee the implementation of Wistar’s intellectual property strategy and all technology commercialization activities, including licensing, start-ups, and collaborative research and development partnerships. The addition of Steinman will enhance Wistar’s academic technology transfer – a rapidly changing, increasingly challenging industry that requires flexible and creative approaches to collaboration with for-profit partners.