Children's Appoints Vice President of Research

New leadership position signals increased focus on research at Children's Hospital.

New leadership position signals increased focus on research at Children's Hospital.

Seattle, Wash.: Monday, December 8, 2003 – Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center has appointed James Hendricks, Ph.D., to the newly created position of vice president of Research. This new leadership role reflects the increased prominence of research at Children's.

Dr. Hendricks joins Children's from Children's Hospital in New Orleans, where he served as vice president of Research and Technology for seven years.

"Jim is an excellent addition to the senior leadership team at Children's and brings superb experience from his tenure in New Orleans," said Treuman Katz, president and CEO of Children's. "Children's research is about bold vision, innovative thinking and unwavering determination. Jim's record of success makes us confident he is the right choice to help us fulfill that vision."

Previously, Dr. Hendricks was executive director at the University of Florida Diagnostic Referral Laboratories and assistant professor in the department of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine at the University of Florida. He received his undergraduate degree and doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

"Children's Hospital will continue to build on its strengths, and that of its partners, to raise the level of its research, scholarship and creative activity over the next decade to be among the top five pediatric research institutions," said James Hendricks, vice president of research at Children's.

"With new leadership and the expansion of our research facility, there has never been a more exciting time for research in Children's history," said Treuman Katz.

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