Awards & Advancement

BioClinica names Mukhtar Ahmed as eClinical president

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:38 PM

BioClinica, a specialty clinical trials services and technology provider, has announced that Mukhtar Ahmed, a recognized business leader within the life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors, has joined BioClinica as president of its Global eClinical Business Unit.

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John Castellani wins clinical trial diversity leadership award from National Minority Quality Forum

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:35 PM

Gary A. Puckrein, Ph.D., president and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), has presented an award to John Castellani, president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), for his demonstrated leadership to increase diversity in clinical trials. On behalf of PhRMA, and in conjunction with NMQF, Castellani spearheaded the "I'm In" campaign to build awareness, start conversations, and increase diversity in clinical trials, especially among African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic populations.

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NewLink Genetics, Merck receives Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards

Friday, April 17, 2015 01:09 PM

NewLink Genetics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing novel immunotherapeutic medicines to cancer patients globally, and Merck received two Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) awards presented during the 15th Annual World Vaccine Congress. The ViE Awards honor the efforts, accomplishments and positive contributions of companies and individuals in the vaccine industry.

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Alliance for Multispecialty Research named 2015 Best Clinical Trial Network

Friday, April 17, 2015 01:05 PM

Presented at the World Vaccine Congress 2015 in Wash., D.C., the vaccine industry came to a consensus that the Alliance for Multispecialty Research had outperformed the competition in the trial network field. The Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Award for Best Clinical Site/Network recognizes the efforts, accomplishments and positive contributions to the vaccine industry by a clinical research site/network.

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Takeda appoints new president of U.S. business unit

Thursday, April 16, 2015 03:11 PM

Takeda Pharmaceutical has appointed Ramona Sequeira as president of the U.S. business unit. In this role, Sequeira will lead all business operations for the U.S., and will report to Christophe Weber, the president and CEO of Takeda.

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Relmada Therapeutics appoints Lisa Nolan SVP of business development

Friday, April 10, 2015 11:54 AM

Relmada Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company developing novel therapies for the treatment of chronic pain, has appointed Lisa Nolan, Ph.D., as senior vice president of business development. Nolan will be responsible for overseeing alliance and business development activities across the company.

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Margaret A. Hamburg appointed Institute of Medicine foreign secretary

Friday, April 10, 2015 11:29 AM

Margaret A. Hamburg, former commissioner of the FDA, has been appointed as the next foreign secretary of the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. In this part-time position, Hamburg will work as a senior adviser on international matters to the IOM president and council and as liaison to foreign academies of medicine and science.

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EnteroMedics appoints Scott A. Shikora EVP of medical affairs, CMO

Thursday, April 9, 2015 02:09 PM

EnteroMedics, a developer of medical devices using neuroblocking therapy to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, has named Scott A. Shikora, M.D., FACS, executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer of EnteroMedics, effective June 1. He will lead the company's medical affairs, clinical and regulatory functions.

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PPD appoints Jon Denissen VP GMP laboratory services

Friday, April 3, 2015 10:18 AM

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) has appointed Jon Denissen, Ph.D., as vice president of good manufacturing practices (GMP) laboratories. Denissen brings over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and CRO industries. He is based in PPD’s GMP lab facility in Middleton, Wis.

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Douglas Lowy named acting director of the National Cancer Institute

Friday, April 3, 2015 10:12 AM

Douglas Lowy, M.D., has been named the National Cancer Institute’s acting director. NCI is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the NIH. Lowy has worked as NCI’s deputy director since July 2010, helping lead NCI’s key scientific initiatives since that time.

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