FRED HUTCH HAS NAMED STEVE STADUM as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer. Stadum is a lawyer by training and a native of Portland, Oregon, with a track record of accomplishment at Oregon Health & Science University.
"He's fantastic at building organizations," said Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland. "He understands academics, he understands administration, and he knows how to put buildings up. I have the greatest respect for what he did at OHSU."
As COO at OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, Stadum played a central role in helping to secure $1 billion in funding to launch a vast expansion of the institute.
Speaking about his new role at Fred Hutch, which begins July 5, Stadum said: "It's a privilege to work in a place where, although I'm not going to find the cure, I can help bring together those who can. It makes my life much more meaningful."