Awards & Advancement

EMD Serono appoints makes key oncology appointments

Thursday, May 28, 2015 02:54 PM

EMD Serono, the U.S. biopharmaceutical business of Germany’s Merck, has announced two critical management appointments to lead its entry into oncology. EMD Serono's diversified oncology and immuno-oncology pipeline includes multiple, high-priority projects currently in development to optimize patient outcomes in challenging cancers that have significant unmet patient need.

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Rho named a Best CRO with Life Sciences Award

Thursday, May 28, 2015 02:44 PM

Rho, a privately-held global CRO, recently was recognized as one of the Best CROs by the Triangle Business Journal, a multimedia source for local business news, research and events in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill region of North Carolina, where Rho is headquartered.

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PatientsLikeMe appoints Jason Johnson executive vice president, head of R&D

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:15 PM

PatientsLikeMe has appointed Jason Johnson, Ph.D., executive vice president and head of R&D. Johnson leads the company's research, data science and informatics teams, which focus on analyzing and merging patient-reported and other data types to develop models of disease progression and generate new insights about disease, treatments and health. Johnson reports directly to CEO Martin Coulter.

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Tim Dietlin joins as partner in Heidrick & Struggles' healthcare and life sciences practice

Friday, May 22, 2015 01:29 PM

Heidrick & Struggles, a provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, has strengthened its healthcare and life sciences expertise among global practices by adding Tim Dietlin to the firm's Chicago office.

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PatientsLikeMe appoints Jason Johnson executive vice president and head of R&D

Thursday, May 21, 2015 02:46 PM

PatientsLikeMe has appointed Jason Johnson, Ph.D., as executive vice president and head of R&D. Johnson leads the company's research, data science and informatics teams, which focus on analyzing and merging patient-reported and other data types to develop models of disease progression and generate new insights about disease, treatments and health. Johnson reports directly to CEO Martin Coulter.

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Quintiles VP Dr. Judith Beach joins ACRES board of directors

Monday, May 18, 2015 02:23 PM

The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) has added Dr. Judith Beach, senior vice president and senior associate general counsel for regulatory affairs at Quintiles, to its board of directors. Beach brings her wide-ranging experience in legal and regulatory counsel on international and domestic regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries, as well as her chief privacy officer responsibilities, to ACRES mission of building a global system for accountable clinical research.

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DAC Patient Recruitment Services takes home gold in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards

Friday, May 15, 2015 02:36 PM

DAC Patient Recruitment Services, a patient recruitment and retention for global clinical trials company, earned a Gold Award in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards. Hermes awards are presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm.

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Biogen names Matt Griffiths as chief information officer

Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:24 AM

Biogen has appointed Matt Griffiths as senior vice president and chief information officer. He will report to the company's executive vice president of technology and business solutions, Adriana Karaboutis. Griffiths was promoted to the chief information officer role from his position as vice president of pharmaceutical operations and corporate information technology, having joined Biogen from Dell earlier this year.

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Surface Oncology appoints Detlev Biniszkiewicz CEO

Monday, May 11, 2015 09:09 AM

Surface Oncology, a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of next-generation cancer immunotherapies, has appointed Detlev Biniszkiewicz, Ph.D., president and CEO, effective immediately. Biniszkiewicz brings over 15 years of industry leadership and experience building a transformative pipeline of novel cancer therapies, most recently as the head of the oncology strategy at AstraZeneca.

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Clinipace Worldwide co-founders named E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year finalists

Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:44 PM

Clinipace Worldwide, a global digital CRO, has announced Jeff Williams, CEO and co-founder, and Chris Porter, president and co-founder, have been named one of three finalists in the Health Care & Life Sciences category of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Southeast Program, which includes Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

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