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Ned M. Weinshenker was diagnosed with primary myelofibrosis in November 2018 after his doctor ordered some additional blood tests to follow up on fatigue and weight loss symptoms.
Ned is currently provided technical consulting and management services to a range of clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics, as well as venture capital funds in those areas. He also serves as VP of Operations and board member for the startup company in Salt Lake City.
Ned retired from Utah State University (USU) in 2012 where he was Vice President for Strategic Ventures and Economic Development where he managed the USU Innovation Campus. During his tenure, he was directly responsible for the construction oversight of the USTAR research facility, administration of an EDA infrastructure grant and also for creating the first business incubator on the campus.
Ned has served as a board member for other organizations and also had an additional career in digital imaging with several photography shows in Salt Lake City and Logan and was a Founding Member and Chair of the Artists’ Gallery in Logan.
He has over 43 years of business, education and scientific expertise. Before joining Utah State University, Ned was the Director of the Life Sciences Cluster in the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He also served in upper management positions at several Silicon Valley biotechnology and venture capital firms.