March 25, 2009

Newly Hired CBC Associate Director

The Chicago Biomedical Consortium is pleased to welcome Gene Webb, Ph.D. to the position of Associate Director. Gene joins us from the University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division Dean’s office, where he carried out planning and assessment of initiatives for the Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine. As the Division’s Planning Manager, Gene oversaw reviews of the grant portfolio as well as long-range assessments of research and education accomplishments, goals, and resource allocation. Gene is trained as a geneticist and molecular biologist and brings a broad understanding of the biomedical sciences, research funding, science education and academic administration.

Since its inception in 2006, the CBC has successfully implemented a strategic plan to promote biomedical research in the Chicago area. This has been accomplished through awarding to date a portfolio of grants that include Catalyst Awards (14), Spark Awards (5), Lever Awards (2), Faculty Recruitment Awards (1), as well as educational and infrastructure programs. In total, over $17M has been awarded to foster collaborative scientific programs between the three CBC institutions (Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago). Gene will be located at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus and can be reached at g-webb at northwestern dot edu or by phone at (847) 467-0633.