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.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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