Kathleen Wolf Joins Emmes as VP of Clinical Operations
Emmes today announced that Kathleen Wolf has joined the company as vice president of clinical operations. She has two decades of leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including most recently as a senior director with AstraZeneca’s MedImmune unit.
Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and chief executive officer of Emmes, said, “Kathleen is an outstanding addition to our leadership team. Her background in both biotech and pharmaceutical settings will be a great asset. Her experience in building collaborative, cross-functional teams complements our clinical operations platform.
“It’s an exciting time for Emmes as we expand our role in addressing the world’s most pressing human health problems,” she continued.
Wolf began her career as a clinical research coordinator focused on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s research. Over the next decade, she assumed management roles with increasing responsibility at a research center and two pharmaceutical companies: Shire and Human Genome Sciences. Wolf joined AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in 2006 where she led portfolio development plans and resource strategies across infectious disease, oncology and respiratory therapeutic groups. In 2009, she moved to AstraZeneca’s MedImmune unit, where she began as therapeutic director for infectious disease and vaccines and then moved into the role of senior director and clinical operations head.
Wolf said, “Emmes puts a premium on collaboration and has built an outstanding reputation for clinical research across a range of therapeutic areas and services. Blending creativity with greater standardization will give us an even stronger foundation to expand our presence with a larger number of partners.”
She added, “I’d like to build upon that, with a fundamental goal of keeping the patient at the heart of how we address human health in clinical research.”
Wolf holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs from George Washington University. She is a guest lecturer for the Master of Science in Biotech Program at Georgetown University, as well as a panelist and judge for student entrepreneurship competitions at Georgetown Business/Medical Schools. She and her family live in Cabin John, Maryland.
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