Banner Research fills new COO position
PHOENIX (June 20, 2011) — Banner Research today announced the appointment of Cynthia Guinn as chief operating officer of Banner Research, reporting to CEO Eric Reiman, effective June 27, 2011.
Guinn, who served as executive director of the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene, was selected following a highly competitive national search to fill the newly created role at Banner Research.
At the Oregon Research Institute, Guinn oversaw a research program that was funded by more than $20 million per year in competitive research grants and included hundreds of employees. During her tenure, she assembled an outstanding management team, created highly innovative and technologically advanced business solutions, developed the operational procedures needed to ensure the program’s financial and regulatory accountability, and improved employee morale and productivity.
“I was greatly impressed by Cynthia’s ability to assemble great administrative teams, routinely exceed financial expectations, and oversee a program that almost tripled in size,” said Reiman. “I was equally impressed by her inclusive management style, her ability to help others share accountability for her program’s success, and how highly she is valued by her investigators and other colleagues.”
“Cynthia will help us to demonstrate our value to stakeholders inside and outside of Banner Research, ensure our fiscal accountability, compliance, and collaborative spirit, and help us establish a model of research in a large community-based health system,” said Reiman.
About Banner Research
Banner Research is the umbrella organization for research at Banner Health. Its research-related Centers of Excellence include Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, and the developing Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Its targeted areas of research emphasis are in the clinical neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics, brain imaging, simulation training, and graduate medical education.
For more information go to www.BannerResearch.org.