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James Gillespie, Ph.D., J.D., MPA

Director of Scientific Strategies, Sterling Bay


Dr. James Gillespie is an experienced entrepreneur, executive and scholar. He is director of scientific strategies at Sterling Bay, a Chicago-based real estate investment and development firm that is leading the charge in building the city’s reputation as an emerging hub for life sciences. He is also a Senior Advisor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Research Affiliate at the Yale University School of Medicine.  Dr. Gillespie is also active in the community, having co-founded Women in Healthcare & Life Sciences and the Black Healthcare & Medical Association, as well as being on the board of Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.

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