Gregory, Shearrer named to new positions in Medical Alumni and Development

Patricia Gregory has been named assistant vice chancellor and executive director of medical corporate and foundation relations, and David Shearrer has been named executive director of development for clinical programs in Medical Alumni and Development.

Patricia Gregory

Gregory, Ph.D., has been the University’s executive director of corporate and foundation relations since 1992.

In her new role, she will continue to direct corporate and foundation fund raising at the medical school and will take on additional responsibilities in Medical Alumni and Development Programs. As part of the Medical Alumni and Development Leadership Team, she will report to Pamela Buell, associate vice chancellor and director of Medical Alumni and Development.

Before she joined Washington University, Gregory spent four years at Northwestern University as assistant chairman and senior lecturer in its Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology and associate director of its Center for Biotechnology. She also held a research appointment at University College London for three years.

David Shearrer

Shearrer formerly was senior director of medical development for clinical programs, where he raised funds for the departments of neurology, neurological surgery and psychiatry. Previously, he was senior associate director of medical development and executive faculty liaison. Among other accomplishments, he spearheaded the William A. Peck Scholars Program, which provides scholarships for medical students.

In his new position, Shearrer will build a program to enhance the relationship with donors and potential donors who are familiar with the medical care provided by the School of Medicine. He also will supervise the medical development clinical programs team. As part of the department’s Leadership Team, he will report to Buell.