Russell Coleman, Ph.D., Joins Tunnell Consulting as Program Executive, Government Services

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Coleman brings a proven track record of medical product development in vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostic devices/assays

Tunnell Consulting, an organization dedicated to solving complex problems for life sciences companies and government agencies, announced today that Russell Coleman, Ph.D., has joined the company as Program Executive in its Government Services unit. In this post, Coleman will support the group’s scientific, medical and technical work with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing initially on the FDA’s Covid mission.

"We are excited that Russ brings his vast experience in Army medical research and development to Tunnell. His skill set is a perfect match for our primary goal of using our deep talent to assist our government clients accomplish their incredibly challenging missions," said Jerry Robinson, Senior Vice President of Tunnell Government Services.

Trained as a medical entomologist, Coleman spent more than 25 years with the U.S. military’s medical research organizations, most recently as Commander/CEO of the DOD’s Joint Project Management Office for Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS). In this role, Coleman was responsible for developing medical products designed to protect the U.S. military from chemical and biological threats. Since retiring from the military in 2016, he has continued to consult in that arena, serving as Business Development Executive for Military Health at the Battelle Memorial Institute and Vice President for Federal Business Development at Rho Inc. Earlier this year, he established his own consulting firm to assist small companies interested in entering the government’s medical development space. Coleman earned his BS in Biology from Binghamton University, his MS from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts.

"During my military career," Coleman says, "I had the pleasure of interacting with many consultants from Tunnell working with a variety of government groups – their impacts were important and far-reaching. I’m delighted to be joining this impressive team and look forward to contributing to and enhancing their important mission."

About Tunnell Consulting: Founded in 1962, Tunnell serves many of the world's leading life sciences firms, government agencies and emerging startups. Its three operating divisions, Consulting, Government Services and Turesol Staffing, integrate strategic, technical, process, quality, regulatory and organizational expertise to design and implement sustainable solutions that meet client needs. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA with offices in Bethesda, MD and Cambridge, MA, Tunnell combines deep industry knowledge and scientific credentials with measurable results, to boost the operating performance of each of its clients. To learn more, visit http://www.tunnellconsulting.com, or find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tunnell-consulting/.

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