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Research Institute selects Associate Director

​​​​​Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) has selected Steven Ziemba, an experienced research administrator, as its associate director. He began work this month.

As associate director, Ziemba oversees many of MCRI’s day-to-day operations, including faculty recruitment and retention, funding, philanthropy, compliance, protection of human subjects and regulatory issues. Ziemba most recently served as director of clinical research at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.

​“I was immediately impressed with Steve when I met him,” said Dr. Robert Steiner, MCRI executive director. “He’ll be instrumental in allowing us to move forward with our new strategic plan and vision we're developing to support the great research at MCRI, while helping move the Institute forward.”

Ziemba is a national leader in research administration, and also has engaged in a number of research studies, including a Department of Defense study that examined the use of telemedicine treatment for military personnel diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

A New Jersey native, Ziemba was attracted to MCRI and Marshfield Clinic because of their national reputations and commitment to research that directly impacts patients. His goal is to help sustain, support and build upon the already influential work done at MCRI.​

​“Marshfield Clinic and MCRI currently are operating at a high level,” he said. “I wish to take that and expand upon the work already going on, especially as we work to address the challenges in the health care industry.”

Ziemba earned his doctorate in philosophy with a specialization in health care administration from Capella University in 2012. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Science degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, respectively. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from New Jersey City University in 1995.


​​The Marshfield Clinic system provides patient care, research and education in more than 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin, making it one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States.

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