Catapult Advisory Council

Steve Kuemmerle, PhD

Special Adviser on Innovation and Industry to the EVP of Research, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Steve Kuemmerle

Steve came to RFUMS from the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center where he was Senior Director, Industry Relations. He joined University of Chicago in 2013 in a leadership role to manage technology licensing and commercialization. Steve has nearly three decades of healthcare industry experience. Most recently, as Head of Venture Investments, Abbott Biotech Ventures, Inc., he led the evaluation and execution of equity investments in emerging pharma companies. Before that, Steve served as a director in Abbott’s Global Pharma Licensing Group. Steve first joined Abbott in 1987, where he managed various clinical diagnostic R&D units before moving to the Pharmaceutical Division in 1997. Steve received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Northwestern University.

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