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Drew Memmott Joins DF/HCC as the New Associate Director for Administration

Drew Memmott, Associate Director for Administration, DF/HCC

April 2014 | eNews

Drew Memmott has recently joined DF/HCC as the new Associate Director for Administration. He will also serve as the Senior Vice President for Research Administration at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Memmott has an extensive background in research administration and more than 13 years of leadership experience, beginning in 2000 as Director for Research Administration at Columbia University Medical Center. His leadership at Mayo Clinic began in 2005 with administrative oversight of research operations for the departments of orthopedic surgery, anesthesiology, physiology, rheumatology, and emergency medicine. In 2009, he was promoted to Associate Director for Administration for the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.

At Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Drew gained considerable experience with operations within a multi-facility cancer organization that extends across the country. In this role, he provided leadership, planning, budgeting, reporting, and resource monitoring for the Cancer Center Shared Resources. This included clinical trials administration and scientific core facilities. 

He has also been responsible for the leadership, coordination, and renewal application of the Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Center Support Grant. Other responsibilities have included the planning and facilitation of strategic scientific recruitment, leading the implementation of the Clinical Trials Management System, providing administrative leadership of Mayo Clinic’s Office of Health Disparities Research, and partnering with the Development Office to plan, implement, and manage fundraising strategies.

Drew completed his undergraduate work at the University of Utah and pursued graduate training at the University of Washington, where he received an MA in international studies, and at Columbia University, where he received an MPhil and did additional graduate work in political science.

Beyond Drew’s educational and professional accomplishments, he values working in organizational cultures that are driven by mission, leadership, and collaboration, making him an exceptional fit at DF/HCC and Dana-Farber.