Chris Webb serves Dell Medical School as the chief research officer and associate dean for research, crafting strategies that enable investigator and school success in research and development. In seeking ways to advance the pace and efficiency of research to improve health, Webb is developing an efficient and supportive operational infrastructure that will allow investigators to focus on collaborative research endeavors, not administrative minutiae.
Prior to joining Dell Med, Webb was the assistant dean for clinical and translational research and executive director of the Clinical and Translational Institute at Stanford University, where he demonstrated creative leadership in an academic research enterprise. Webb devoted 15 years to supporting biomedical research at Stanford, constantly seeking ways to improve the academic environment so smart people could accomplish great things. Webb is a molecular biologist trained at Harvard University, with experience in developmental biology, genomics, information technology and technology development. He also had a two-year stint at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he was convinced that interdisciplinary, team research can result in the greatest impact.
Marsh O'Neill Award for Exceptional and Enduring Support of Research Enterprise
Stanford University, 2013