New Vice President of Research Administration

United States

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) announced today the promotion of La Shaun J. Berrien, Ph.D. to the position of Vice President for Research Administration. Berrien joined HJF in 2005 and was eventually promoted to the Director of the Joint Office of Technology Transfer and Director of Intellectual property. After several years as a consultant in technology and intellectual property management, Berrien returned to HJF as the Senior Director of Technology Transfer.

Dr. La Shaun Berrien


The Office of Research Administration serves as the central point of contact for managing research grants and contracts awarded to HJF as well as facilitating the transfer of innovative technologies from HJF’s research portfolio to industry partners. Additional activities include award set-up, management and compliance, and collaborations with fellow research organizations.

“Dr. Berrien is a skilled engineer and patent expert with vast experience in biomedical research, business development, and innovation management,” said HJF’s President and CEO Dr. Joseph Caravalho. “We are honored to have her move into this new role as a Vice President. I know HJF will benefit from her exceptional experience and leadership.”

Berrien has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in biomechanics from Virginia Tech, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in biotechnology from MIT and is a Registered Patent Agent.


About HJF 
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global nonprofit organization with the mission to advance military medicine. HJF’s scientific, administrative and program operations services empower investigators, clinicians, and medical researchers around the world to make discoveries in all areas of medicine. With more than 35 years of experience, HJF serves as a trusted and responsive link between the military medical community, federal and private partners, and the millions of warfighters, veterans, and civilians who benefit from military medicine. For more information, visit