Melissa Stevens manages planning and implementation of FasterCures programs. She also directs the organization’s medical philanthropy efforts including the Philanthropy Advisory Service (PAS), designed to help foundations, philanthropists and their advisors make more impactful investments in medical research and better assess the return on philanthropy.
Melissa has served academic medical centers, private research institutes, and large health systems in developing strategies for implementing clinical and translational research programs, designing conceptual models for collaboration, and assessing infrastructure to support research enterprises.
Industry Expertise (7)
Health Care - Services
Health Care - Facilities
Health and Wellness
Areas of Expertise (6)
Philanthropy Advisory Service Assessments of Select Alzheimer’s Disease & Multiple Sclerosis Organizations (professional)
Melissa contributed to the following document (in 2009): "Philanthropy Advisory Service Assessments of Select Alzheimer’s Disease & Multiple Sclerosis Organizations," prepared for FasterCures.
Pennsylvania State University: M.B.A.
Pennsylvania State University: B.S., Biochemistry
Sample Talks (1)
Experiments in Financing Early-Stage R & D
Melissa took part in a panel discussion at the November 2011 Partnering for Cures conference. The panel she as on was "Experiments in Financing Early-Stage R & D ."
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