IBRI Names VP For Advancement

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Stephanie Grinage Stephanie Grinage

The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute has appointed Stephanie Grinage vice president for advancement. As IBRI’s top development officer, she will serve as primary strategic partner in cultivating and maintaining new and existing relationships with major donors and oversee and manage all aspects of IBRI’s fundraising programs.

Grinage most recently served as associate vice chancellor for medical advancement and associate dean for the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine where she directs all advancement activities across the College of Medicine campuses to maximize private philanthropy. Prior to UIC, she served in fundraising positions as KU Endowment’s vice president for medical development supporting the University of Kansas Medical Center; associate vice president for the University of South Florida/USF Health and in leadership development positions with Arizona State University and Wichita State University.

During her tenure at KU Endowment, she was a member of the team that created the KU Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation, a model for philanthropy, industry and academia to collaborate in advancing university innovations in the life sciences. Most recently, she has been instrumental in launching the $750 million IGNITE campaign for UIC.

Grinage received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., she also attended Arizona State University in Tempe, and she is completing her Executive Masters in Health Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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