CCRP, Administrative Director (ret)
Research Institute of Deaconess
Folz is a 20+ year veteran of the life sciences industry where he has overseen the conduct of more than 800 clinical trials. Folz was recently recognized as 2018 Top 20 Innovators in the clinical research industry; the recipient of the 2016 SCRS Site Tank Award for Innovation; and a finalist for the Society for Clinical Research Site’s 2015 Innovation Award for patient recruitment. Folz serves as a national consultant and speaker on the development of clinical research operations and business structures, and has assisted more than a dozen US hospital systems, networks, and physician groups on the strategic growth of their clinical research initiatives. Folz is the founder for Kits4Life [www.kits4life.com], a nonprofit platform for the Life Sciences industry to repurpose unused clinical trial labs kits for humanitarian aid. He is also the co-founder of the Cardiovascular Research Consortium [www.cardiorc.com], a nationwide network of community-based cardiology practices. Prior to his career in the life sciences industry, Folz excelled in healthcare administration, where his strategic marketing efforts were featured in US News & World Report, Fortune, Advertising Age, Hospital Magazine, Modern Healthcare, numerous other trade journals, and in four college textbooks.