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Valerie McDevitt

Valerie McDevitt

Executive Director

Valerie McDevitt

Overview

Valerie Landrio McDevitt, J.D., CLP is the Senior Director of Research Services within the AdventHealth Research Institute. Valerie leads three reserach services teams whose work is criticial in strengthening clinical trials and huamn subjects research studies at AdventHealth. Valerie has substantial expertise in research leadership, contracting, and technology transfer.

She was a former Associate Vice President at the University of South Florida (USF) for new venture development, serving the USF CONNECT program which includes the TampaBay Technology Incubator and Student Innovation Incubator. She has 20-years of experience in supporting research and technology commercialization including incubation, technology transfer, economic development programs, and related grants. Co-Principal investigator on grants including NSF I-Corps and two Economic Development Administration Regional Innovative Strategies grants. In her tenure at USF, she elevated the technology transfer program to one of the top ranked both for issued US patents and executed licenses; and USF’s incubation program has been called by one reporter the “crown jewel” of Tampa Bay with ~70 client companies in the past year.

Valerie has served in statewide board positions and national committees, and was the recipient of BioFlorida’s Leadership award in 2018. Notably, she served the US Commerce Department as an adviser to the United States Patent and Trademark Office as part of the Patent Public Advisory Committee, and was appointed to serve on Florida Governor Crist’s Task Force for the Study of BioTech Competitiveness. She has a JD from Emory Law, MST in Chemistry from University of Florida, and a BS in Chemistry from Siena College.