Board of Advisors
Alfonso J. Alanis
IUPUI Board of Advisors
Chairman & CEO
First appointed: 2012
Term ends: 2015
Dr. Alfonso J. Alanís, is the majority founding partner, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Anaclim LLC, a “niche” Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he is responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the company.
Prior to working at Anaclim, Dr. Alanis was an Executive at Eli Lilly and Company where he served in different functions for 21 years, including seven years as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Global Clinical Research for that company. He retired from Lilly in December, 2008.
A U.S. citizen, Dr. Alanis was born in Mexico City where he attended Medical School, graduating Magna cum Laude from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He obtained his Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology training at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Alanis is a diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine and the Mexican Council of Internal Medicine and during his career he has been the recipient of several academic and research awards and honors, a number of licenses and certifications and has authored several scientific publications and book chapters in peer-reviewed medical journals and medical textbooks. He is an active member of numerous professional societies including the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and he is a board member for numerous educational, charitable and civic groups as well as for two academic life-sciences organizations.
Dr. Alanis lives in Zionsville, Indiana with his wife Maria del Carmen and the youngest of his four sons.