The Hartwell Foundation


Frederick A. Dombrose, Ph.D.

Fred Dombrose is a scientist and knowledgeable business professional with over 30 years of leadership in a career that spans both academia and industry. As President of The Hartwell Foundation, he is responsible for leading the primary mission, to grant awards to individuals for innovative and cutting-edge biomedical applied research that may potentially benefit children. Prior to joining The Hartwell Foundation in 2006, Dr. Dombrose held several positions in the biomedical industry, including: Executive Director of the Consortium for Plasma Science (Bayer, Baxter Healthcare, Aventis Behring, Alpha Therapeutic, NABI), which funded contract research for ground-breaking technology related to the inactivation of blood-borne viruses in human source plasma; VP and General Manager of Pacific Hemostasis, a medical diagnostics manufacturing company; International Area Manager for Thrombosis and Hemostasis at Organon Teknika Corporation; and Director of R&D at Dade Diagnostics. Before initiating his career in industry, Dr. Dombrose held joint faculty appointments in Pathology and Biochemistry at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was also a Scientific Director with the NC Memorial Hospital Department of Laboratory Medicine. He completed undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and received his doctoral degree in Physiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, followed by postdoctoral training in Biochemistry at Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Dombrose has over 30 publications, including contributions to three textbooks and two patents. Fred resides in Charlotte, NC and is married with three children.

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