Kenneth J. Blank, Ph.D.
Kenneth J. Blank, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at Rowan University. Blank is the recipient of a Leukemia Society of America Scholar award (presently the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a Fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He presently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the University City Science Center in Philadelphia and is a member of the New Jersey Council on Innovation. Dr. Blank holds 3 patents, has received numerous grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense, and has over 60 publications on molecular and cellular pathology and genetics. His role in academic administration has focused on fostering use-inspired research programs that result in technology development and commercialization to promote regional economic development. He has formerly served in research leadership positions at Temple, Northeastern and Drexel Universities.