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UW-Madison scientist Brad Schwartz named Morgridge Institute CEO


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A UW-Madison scientist has been named the new CEO of the Morgridge Institute for Research.

Brad Schwartz replaces Sang Kim, who said last June he would leave to pursue new career opportunities.

Kim was the first director of the Morgridge Institute – a private, non-profit research body that’s part of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the Madison campus. The facility opened about five years ago to form collaborations between the UW and private businesses on bio-medical projects.

Schwartz is an expert in bleeding disorders and blood coagulation. He had left the UW several years ago for a post at the University of Illinois – and he returned to Madison two years ago.

He’s been the director of research education with the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Schwartz said he was asked to consider the Morgridge position – and he took it because it can bridge the public and private sectors while making new scientific discoveries to benefit Wisconsin.