September/November 2006

Armer Named Vice President, Research and Development

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Alan Armer, PhD, has been named to the new position of vice president, research and development for Catholic Health Initiatives. He is responsible for providing overall leadership for Catholic Health Initiatives’ research and development activities, including development of an overall strategy and implementation plan; establishment of system-wide organization and networking structures; creation of strategic partnerships; and generation of grant funding and other support for research and development initiatives.

“Catholic Health Initiatives hopes to energize and engage market-based organizations in developing a varied portfolio of initiatives that will creatively apply their diverse resources to develop new advances in health care products and services, as well as new delivery models,” said John DiCola, senior vice president of strategy and business development. “Catholic Health Initiatives’ goal is to be recognized not only as a leader in improving health care in the communities we serve, but also in transforming health care delivery in the U.S.” A Research and Development Steering Committee comprised of national office and market-based leaders will provide general oversight.

Prior to joining Catholic Health Initiatives, Armer most recently served as senior director of strategy for the Renal Division of Baxter Healthcare, Deerfield, Ill. He received a doctorate from the School of Medicine at the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., and also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.