Terence McGowan To Lead Development Effort At Boston Biomedical Research Institute

WATERTOWN, Mass., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Watertown based Boston Biomedical Research Institute has recently recruited Terence F. McGowan as Director of Institutional Advancement. Mr. McGowan will lead the fundraising and public relations efforts for BBRI, an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute of 26 scientists doing discovery research in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology to uncover the causes of human disease. Mr. McGowan comes to BBRI from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where he was Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Prior to that he served as Vice President of a multi-faceted healthcare organization, and was Executive Director of a national eldercare resource and consultation program. "Terry is an outstanding professional with a breadth of experience in the healthcare field with a track record of success in securing funding for scientific research," says Dr. Charles Emerson, BBRI's Director. "We are delighted to have Terry aboard. His expertise in building productive strategic alliances for organizations will help us to expand the base of support for our disease-based biomedical research programs."

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Prior to his position at Dana-Farber, Mr. McGowan was Vice President of Specialized Health Management of Newton, MA, Executive Director of SeniorLink, and held positions in hospital administration at Brigham & Women's and Charles River Hospitals. He received his BA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst from the BDIC Program including an Administrative Residency at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA.

About Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI)

BBRI is an independent, not-for-profit institution, dedicated to basic biomedical research to promote the understanding, treatment and prevention of specific human diseases. The areas of investigation concern the structure and function of muscle proteins, the mechanism of membrane transport processes, and the control of cell growth and gene function. A major focus is muscle cell biology, which has implications for neuromuscular and other muscle-related diseases such as asthma, hypertension, malignant hyperthermia and gastrointestinal disorders. When appropriate, the Institute collaborates in clinical studies of patients to apply the results of basic research to problems of human health and the cure of disease.

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CONTACT: Virginia Sullivan of Boston Biomedical Research Institute, +1-617-658-7711, sullivan@bbri.org

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