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Kimberly McCleary

Acting Executive Director, Managing Director, FasterCures

Kim McCleary is managing director and serves as acting executive director of FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute. FasterCures is an action tank driven by a singular goal -- to save lives by speeding up and improving the medical research system. She leads FasterCures' Patients Count program to advance the science of patient input and expand patient engagement in FDA's assessment of benefits and risks for medical products. McCleary also works closely with FasterCures' network of patient-focused venture philanthropy organizations, The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN). Prior to joining FasterCures' staff, McCleary was president & CEO of the CFIDS Association of America from 1991 until 2013. McCleary serves on the steering committee for the Medical Device Innovation Consortium's Science of Patient Input project and is a member of DIA's Advisory Council for North America. McCleary is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.