Yi Fritz joined the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center as the Director of Research Operations in April of 2018.
Yi is responsible for the successful management of research operations across UH Cleveland Medical Center. Specifically, she and her team work closely with UH Divisional/Departmental and School of Medicine leadership to coordinate UH research faculty and staff recruitment/onboarding, faculty promotion, space/facilities management, and implementation of new UH research initiatives (Center of Excellence, Health Informatics Pilot Projects). She works closely in partnership with Chief Academic Officer, UH Research & Education Institute leadership, as well as senior faculty throughout the organization to improve existing research operations and implement new programs.
Yi obtained her MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Research University and has the Master of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. Prior to joining the UH Cleveland Medical Center, Yi has over 10 years of experience directing laboratory operations and managing multiple projects and budgets at NGB Biopharmaceuticals Inc., CytomX Therapeutics and Case Western Research University. She also brings extensive expertise in the financial management of various federally, non-federally sponsored and clinical trial projects during her work at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.