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Pasadena-Based Huntington Medical Research Institutes Names New CEO

Published on Monday, July 2, 2018 | 5:33 am
Julia Bradsher

Huntington Medical Research Institutes, an independent biomedical research center in Pasadena, has named Dr. Julia Bradsher as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Bradsher was selected after an exhaustive nationwide search and will start her new role on August 6, an Institutes announcement said late last week.

“We are most fortunate to have a professional with Julia’s management ability and scientific background joining HMRI as our new CEO,” John Mothershead, Chair of the HMRI Board of Directors, said in the announcement. “We anticipate great things for HMRI going forward under her leadership.”

The announcement said Bradsher most recently served as President and CEO of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) in Portage, Michigan, starting in 2011. Before her tenure at IFPTI, she served as President and CEO of The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), an organization focused on awareness and education regarding food allergies, informing public policy as it relates to people with food allergies, and advancing research on the cause and potential treatments.

Before joining FAAN, she held leadership and management roles in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Bradsher has also occupied adjunct faculty positions at the University of California San Francisco, Sonoma State University, and San Francisco State University. She was also a Research Scientist at the New England Research Institute.

Bradsher was a post-doctoral fellow in the Pew Health Policy Program at the University of California San Francisco Institute for Health Policy Studies. She received her PhD in medical sociology from the University of Miami, and an MBA from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University in Boston.

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