Thomas Callahan named UConn's chief bioscience strategist
University of Connecticut
October 13, 2011
Thomas Q. Callahan, an experienced administrator who has held several pivotal leadership positions within the University of Connecticut and the UConn Health Center over the last 16 years, has been named vice president and strategy officer for Bioscience Connecticut, University President Susan Herbst announced today.
In his new role, effective immediately, Callahan assumes responsibility for ensuring the successful programmatic and financial implementation of all aspects of Bioscience Connecticut including its building projects and academic, research and clinical initiatives.
“Thanks to the vision and leadership of Governor Dannel Malloy and the General Assembly, the UConn Health Center is poised for transformative changes through Bioscience Connecticut. It is a far-reaching, complex plan with diverse programmatic implications. The project will be implemented over several years and requires the unique skills, dedication and focus that Tom offers,” Herbst said.
“Along with keeping all aspects on schedule, on budget, and compliant with all relevant University and state policies, Tom will work closely with our partner teaching hospitals in the region, as well as other clinical providers and industry and community partners, to ensure that the overarching goals of the initiative are brought to fruition,” she added.
Since 2009, Callahan has served as interim chief of staff for the UConn Health Center and has been closely involved with the development of Bioscience Connecticut since its inception. He will continue to serve as interim chief of staff until a new vice president for health affairs and School of Medicine dean is named.