New leader takes helm at clinical trials alliance

Dr. Robert Mott Jr. CONTRIBUTED

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Dr. Robert Mott Jr. CONTRIBUTED

Robert L. Mott Jr. has been named medical director of the Wright State University and Premier Health Clinical Trials Research Alliance.

Mott is a board-certified preventive medicine physician and retired U.S. Army colonel with 22 years of experience in population medicine, medical education, research, policy development, international health, corporate medicine and medical leadership, Wright State’s Boonshoft School of Medicine said in a release.

As medical director of the alliance, he will oversee clinical research activities at Premier Health hospitals, practice sites of Wright State Physicians and additional clinic locations. He also is a clinical associate professor of population and public health at the school of medicine.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mott to the CTRA team,” Margaret Dunn, Boonshoft dean, said in a release. “With his expertise in preventive medicine and public health, he will greatly enhance CTRA’s ability to advance medical knowledge and accelerate translational research.”

The previous director was Art Pickoff, who retired.

The alliance conducts clinical trials across Southwest Ohio. The public-private initiative was founded in 2012 by the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State Research Institute and Premier Health.

Previously, Mott was the associate medical director for North America at Procter & Gamble Corp. Previously, he served as the global medical leader of baby and feminine care at Procter & Gamble.

In his Army career, he served in various roles with the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Office of the Army Surgeon General; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and other positions.

Mott earned his M.D. at Wright State University School of Medicine in 1990.

Boonshoft is a medical school affiliated with seven major teaching hospitals in the Dayton area. The school has more than 444 medical students and 443 residents and fellows in 13 specialty areas and 10 subspecialties.

More than 1,500 of the medical school’s 3,229 alumni remain in medical practice in Ohio, the school also said.

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