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John Bamforth, PhD


John Bamforth, PhD

Director, Eshelman Institute for Innovation


(919) 966-7878
210 Beard Hall, , 7355, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, locked
The Eshelman Institute for Innovation was established in 2014 with a $100 million gift from Dr. Fred Eshelman. The Institute aims to accelerate the creation and development of ideas leading to discoveries of new medicines and technologies, and transformative changes in pharmacy/pharmaceutical sciences education and health care. Bamforth will vigorously pursue the mission and goals of the Institute, while developing new strategies to put the Institute on a path to sustained growth.
Bamforth comes to the School after almost 30 years with Eli Lilly and Company. In his most recent role at Lilly, he served as the vice president and chief marketing officer for a broad portfolio including products for cardiovascular, immunological, pain and neuro-degenerative disorders. Bamforth completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of Bath in Bath, England; and earned his Ph.D. at Aston University in Birmingham, England.