Awards & Advancement

MJFF promotes Sohini Chowdhury to deputy CEO

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) announces the promotion of Sohini Chowdhury to the role of deputy chief executive officer. In her previous capacity as senior vice president, Research Partnerships, Chowdhury was instrumental in driving the Foundation’s innovative alliances with key Parkinson’s research stakeholders for the benefit of the estimated five million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s disease.

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Axovant Sciences appoints Dr. David Hung CEO, Marion McCourt as president and COO

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Axovant Sciences, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of dementia, announced that David Hung, M.D., has been named chief executive officer of Axovant Sciences, effective April 7, 2017. Dr. Hung, who also joined Axovant’s board of directors, succeeds founding chief executive officer Vivek Ramaswamy. Ramaswamy will continue to serve on Axovant’s board of directors and will lead parent company and majority owner Roivant Sciences as its full-time chief executive officer.

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Ipsen appoints Dr. Alexandre Lebeaut as EVP, R&D, and chief scientific officer

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ipsen announced the appointment of Dr. Alexandre Lebeaut as executive vice president, R&D, and chief scientific officer, effective immediately. Dr. Lebeaut will report directly to David Meek, CEO of Ipsen, and serve on the executive leadership team. Dr. Lebeaut joined Ipsen in 2013 as senior vice president, chief development officer, Global Drug Development and was appointed interim head of R&D in December 2016.

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ICON awarded Best CRO at World Vaccine Congress 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

ICON, a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, has been awarded Best Clinical Research Organisation at the Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards. ICON was presented with the award at the World Vaccine Congress which took place in Washington this week.

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Allergan names Daphne Karydas SVP, Global Investor Relations & Strategy

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Allergan, a global biopharmaceutical company, announced that Daphne Karydas will join the company as senior vice president of Global Investor Relations and Strategy, effective April 17, 2017. In this role, Karydas will lead the company’s engagement with the investment community, and will work with the company’s executive leadership team to develop and execute the company’s long-term business strategy. Karydas will report to Tessa Hilado, chief financial officer of Allergan.

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Michael F. Murphy, Worldwide Clinical Trials, presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, April 7, 2017

Michael F. Murphy, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical and scientific officer at Worldwide Clinical Trials, was presented with the Clinical Research & Excellence (CARE) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday, April 5, at an awards dinner in Boston, Massachusetts. The award is presented annually to an extraordinary individual with exceptional contributions and a consistent history of service to the clinical research industry throughout their career.

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