New WARF director announced

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has selected Erik Iverson as the organization’s new managing director, effective July 1. Iverson will succeed Carl Gulbrandsen, who retires June 30.

According to a release, Iverson is a nationally recognized leader in advancing global health initiatives, life science discoveries, and intellectual property management. Currently, he is the president of business and operations at the Infectious Disease Research Institute, headquartered in Seattle. Prior to that, he was hired as the first attorney dedicated to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s global health and agricultural programs.