We welcome Maryrose Franko, PhD, Executive Director of Health Research Alliance for our August PhD Career Connections.
PhD Career Connections: Nonprofit Administration and Program Management
Wednesday, August 9th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Light Hall 214
Registration is requested.
Maryrose Franko is the Executive Director of the Health Research Alliance (HRA) a multi-national consortium of nonprofit organizations working to maximize the impact of investment in biomedical research to improve human health.
Dr. Franko’s background includes over 20 years of program management at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), including strategic planning as well as creating, implementing, and managing over a dozen programs and initiatives. These include scientific research fellowships, an innovative university science education program, a joint initiative with the National Institutes of Health, and a student program at HHMI’s state-of-the-art research facility, Janelia Research Campus.
Dr. Franko received her PhD in molecular genetics from University of Southern California and did a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health before joining HHMI. Her collaboration to produce Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, which was a joint effort of HHMI and Burroughs Wellcome Fund, contributed to the collaborative efforts that led to the creation of HRA. Franko was a founding board member of HRA, serving from 1995 to 2012. She has served as the Executive Director of the Health Research Alliance since 2015.