Bruce R. Stevenson, Ph.D.


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Dr. Bruce Stevenson is the Vice President of Research Operations at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In this position he serves approximately 130 principal researchers, 900 total employees, and a research budget of $110M, with responsibility for faculty and trainee resources, safety, research compliance, facilities, and core research resources. Reporting to the President of The Research Institute, Dr. Stevenson is part of the executive leadership team and plays a key role in the strategic planning efforts of the Institute and Hospital. He is the former executive Director and CEO of Pacific Health Research Institute (PHRI), a nonprofit health research organization in Hawaii. Prior to joining PHRI, Dr. Stevenson was the Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA. He earned his BA from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in cell biology from Harvard University. After completing postdoctoral training at Yale University, he was a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada and maintained a competitively-funded research program for 20+ years. There he was also an award-winning teacher and served as the founding assistant dean for student affairs in medicine and dentistry.
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