Monday, June 21, 2010
Strategic research organization Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) appointed Dean Ferrigno as chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Phil Cestaro, who is now president, SCRI Services. SCRI Services specializes in clinical trial administration with a focus on oncology drug development programs. Cestaro, who joined the company in 2006, will continue to be SCRI’s chief information officer in addition to the new position.
Phase Forward appointed long-time employee Michael Owings to the new role of chief privacy officer. Owings will oversee all privacy and data protection processes affecting Phase Forward’s customers and employees, and ensure compliance with all relevant regulations. He will also continue his duties as vice president, quality and regulatory compliance—a title he’s held since 2004.
John Climax will retire as board chairman of Dublin-based contract research organization (CRO) ICON, effective December 31. Climax founded the company 19 years ago. He will remain as a board member, while Bruce Given steps into the role of chairman. Given, a healthcare products consultant, has served on ICON’s board for five years. Prior to becoming a consultant, he was president and CEO of Encysive Pharmaceuticals.