June 19, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT: Gary Stephenson
William P. Tew, Ph.D., executive director of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Office of Licensing and Business Development, has been promoted to assistant dean and executive director for licensing and business development for the SOM.
In his new position, Tew will responsible for managing and coordinating the activities and initiatives of the Hopkins' Office of Business Development, Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Care Consulting, and the Office of Technology Licensing.
In announcing the appointment, Edward D. Miller, M.D., CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of its medical faculty, said, "I'm extremely pleased that we have someone of Bill's experience and track record to help consolidate and streamline our efforts to better capitalize on the unparalleled expertise of our faculty. There is an incredible wealth of intellectual capital resident within Hopkins that can benefit the world and Bill is the person to ensure these benefits are realized."
Tew received his Ph.D. in bio-inorganic chemistry from the University of Idaho
in 1976 and came to The Johns Hopkins University SOM that same year as a postdoctoral
fellow in the department of physiological chemistry. After completing his fellowship,
he joined the SOM's research and teaching faculty. In 1980 he founded Chesapeake
Biological Laboratories Inc., one of Maryland's first bio-tech firms, where
he served as CEO and chairman for two decades. Following his retirement in 1999,
and the subsequent sale of the company, he returned to Hopkins in 2000 to head
Hopkins SOM's technology licensing and business development activities. He currently
resides in Parkton, Md.