Chief development officer named for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, Carilion Clinic Foundation

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 3, 2009 – Jeffrey Lamie has been appointed to plan and manage fundraising for the new Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute and the Carilion Clinic Foundation.

Lamie was the director of development for the University of Virginia Health Foundation and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, where he was responsible for a $60 million fundraising campaign for the hospital.

“We’re excited to add a fundraiser of Jeffrey’s talent and experience to our team,” said Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine President and Dean Cynda Ann Johnson.

In addition to his responsibility for fundraising for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, Lamie will also shoulder the responsibility of expanding the development program for Carilion Clinic, increasing that organization’s capacity to improve the health and vitality of the region it serves.

Lamie has more than a decade of experience in higher-education or medical fundraising, including serving as director of major gifts and planned giving for the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center, and director of development for that university’s College of Business & Public Administration. He has also held fundraising positions of significant responsibility with Averett University, The College of New Jersey, and the Rutgers University Foundation.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to help support an extraordinary institution that will combine Virginia Tech’s research strengths with Carilion Clinic’s leadership in the heathcare industry,” Lamie said.

Lamie received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University.

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute couples the university’s research and educational capacity with Carilion’s broad experience in medical education and quality patient care, creating opportunities in medical education, basic research, and clinical application with a collaborative and interdisciplinary perspective. This union of the core competencies of a major research university with the infrastructure of an integrated healthcare system will drive discovery, while leveraging existing resources.

The school will also bring economic benefits to the region. According to an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) study, every dollar spent by a medical school or teaching hospital creates an additional $1.30 in economic activity. Even though most AAMC schools are not-for-profit and tax exempt, economic activity associated with those schools generated $22 billion in state tax revenue in 2007-08.