Yi Fritz joined the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center as the Director of Research Strategy and Administration in April of 2018.
Yi works closely with the President, Academic & External Affairs and Chief Scientific Officer (previously under Chief Academic Officer) to develop and implement academic vision, achieve strategic goals and establish programs and partnership to enhance research endeavor for the healthsystem. She is responsible for the leadership, fiscal and managerial administration for research activities, staff management and day-to-day academic and research operation for the UH Research and Education Institute.
Specifically, she works closely with leadership in UH Department/Center/Institute and School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to facilitate UH research faculty and staff recruitment/onboarding, faculty promotion, space/facilities management. She works closely with UH Research & Education Institute leadership, as well as executive leadership team throughout the organization to improve existing research operations, launch new research initiatives (Center of Excellence, Health Services Research Center, Minority Faculty Career Development award, Research Merit Program, CWRU-UH Blood, Heart, Lung, and Immunology Research Center) and establish strategic partnership (UH-NEOMED affiliation, Cleveland Innovation District/JobsOhio).
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. She is a certified Project Management Professional and received Executive Program in General Management Certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management.
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 and operational expertise of various federally, non-federally sponsored and clinical trial projects during her work at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.