Huntington Medical Research Chief to Discuss the Biomedical Institute's Focus, Results

Published : Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 5:36 AM

Dr. Julia Bradsher

Biomedicine is hardly kid’s play, but Huntington Medical Research Institutes’ (HMRI) top executive will use a children’s book to discuss its work in the field.

HMRI President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Julia Bradsher will speak March 6 at the Rotary Club of Pasadena’s weekly luncheon that is oopen to the public.

Her topic will be: “Succeeding as a Small Independent Biomedical Research: Lessons Learned from a Book You Might Read to Your Grandchild.”

Dr. Bradsher will discuss HMRI, their strategy, focus, and how they are making a mark in the biomedical research world. As the talk title suggests, she will utilize a well-loved children’s book to apply some basic insights into HMRI’s activities.

She assumed her present post in August 2018. Bradsher previously served as president and CEO of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) in Portage, Mich., from 2011 to July 2018.

Dr. Bradsher academic resume is an alphabet’s soup of accomplishments.

She has occupied adjunct faculty positions at University of California/San Francisco, Sonoma State University, and San Francisco State University. She has also worked as a research scientist at the New England Research Institute. Hre post-doctoral fellowship was done at the Pew Health Policy Program at UC San Francisco Institute for Health Policy Studies.

She received her doctorate in medical sociology from the University of Miami, and an masters in business administration from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University in Boston. Dr. Bradsher also holds a master of science degree in gerontology from Baylor University and a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Millsaps College.

She will be introduced by Helen Baatz.

The event is open to the public and no reservation is required.

Wednesday’s meeting runs from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and be held at the University Club, Pasadena, 175 North Oakland Avenue. Buffet lunch is $33. Valet parking is complimentary. For inquiries, email

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