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Howard Eck
Howard Eck
Director, Research Resources

In conjunction with research senior leadership, leads the operation, identification, growth, and development of the physical infrastructure required to support Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.



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Eck reports to the Chief Scientific Strategy Officer and works collaboratively with CHOP Research Institute senior leadership as well as with other senior leadership across CHOP departments to coordinate the availability and supply of infrastructure needs of the research enterprise.Activities include (but are not limited to):

  • Project management for construction and renovation concerns from the users’ perspective as well as programmatic relocation coordination
  • Direction of daily operations issues such as Facilities, Information Technologies, Communications, Security, and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Strategic and long range planning of research space allocation
  • Inventory development, maintenance, and reporting for capital equipment, space utilization metrics, and furniture
  • Education and mentoring
  • Other general administrative activities related to the research community

Education and Training

BS, University of Delaware (Chemistry with minors in Psychology and Philosophy), 1986

MBA, Widener University (Finance and Marketing), 1992

Professional Memberships

International Facilities Management Association, 2008-