The EMF announces the appointment of Dr. Kevin Lee as Executive Director

The Ellison Medical Foundation (EMF) announces that Dr. Kevin J. Lee has been chosen as its Executive Director, effective Sept 1, 2012.

Dr. Lee was previously Deputy Executive Director of the Foundation from 2007-2012. In his new position, he will take over from Dr. Richard Sprott, who retired as Executive Director of EMF on August 31, 2012. Dr. Sprott served as Executive Director of the EMF from 1998 to 2012 and now moves on to direct the International Healthspan Institute in State College, PA. Dr. Lee said, “I am thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity to build on the legacy that my predecessor Dick Sprott established in his extremely successful term as Executive Director of EMF. The need for research funding of the type provided by EMF has never been greater. We are committed to making certain that Mr. Ellison’s philanthropic investment will have enduring and ever-expanding benefit to significant and underfunded areas of biomedical research.”