David Schwartz will be the new director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, the NIH said on Monday. He will replace Kenneth Olden, who stepped down as NIEHS director last year, and will take up his appointment on April 4. Schwartz is currently the director of the pulmonary, allergy, and critical care division and vice chair of research in the department of medicine at Duke University. He holds an MD from the University of California San Diego, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, and a BA in biology from the
Martin Madaus has been appointed as president and CEO of Millipore, effective no later than Feb.1, 2005, the Billerica, Mass.-based company said on Monday. He will replace Francis Lunger, who will remain chairman of the board during the transition. Madaus will also join Millipore's board of directors. He comes to Millipore from Roche Diagnostics, where he has been president and CEO in the
John Hanlon, CFO and executive vice president of Accelrys, will resign on Dec. 31 "to be closer to his family," according to an 8-K form that Accelrys filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this month. James Mihlik, the company's current worldwide controller, will become acting principal accounting officer while the company looks for a new CFO.
David Nuti will step down as CFO of Third Wave Technologies on Oct. 29, the Madison, Wis.-based company said today. He will be replaced by James Herrmann, who recently joined the company as vice president of finance. Most recently, Herrmann was a general partner in an electronics distribution company. He holds an MBA from the
In addition, Kevin Conroy has been promoted to general counsel and secretary, from vice president of legal affairs. He replaces John Comerford, who will be leaving the company to pursue other interests after a transition period. Conroy has a law degree from the
Also, Slava Elagin has become vice president for research and development. He joined Third Wave last June as head of infectious disease research and development. Elagin holds a PhD from the Engelhard Institute of Molecular Biology, a master's degree from the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, and a bachelor's degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in
Ali Arjomand has joined Seattle-based Accium BioSciences, a startup focusing on measuring metabolites by mass spectrometry, as chief operating officer, GenomeWeb News has learned. He joins the company from CombiMatrix, where he was director of technical business development. Arjomand holds a doctorate from the University of California Davis.
Gregory Gosch has become vice president of marketing for Luminex, the Austin, Texas-based company said last week. Most recently, he was senior director for sales and marketing at Nanogen.
Bob Beltz has joined MFIC of
Gary Noon has been appointed as senior vice president for pharmaceuticals of Diversa, effective in mid-November, the San Diego-based company said last week. He joins the company from IMS Health US, where he developed the
Michael Schrader has left his post as co-CEO, COO, and CTO of German peptidomics company BioVision to take up a professorship for physical chemistry and instrumental analysis this month at the
Susan Davidson was named the inaugural George A. Weiss Professor of Computer and Information Science at the
Elliott Sigal has been named acting president of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, BMS said last week. He covers for James Palmer, the current president, who recently underwent surgery. Sigal is senior vice president for global clinical and pharmaceutical development at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Manuel Hidalgo has joined the scientific advisory board of Aclara Biosciences, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said today. He is an associate professor of oncology at the
Myrna Francis was elected to the board of directors for Cedara Software, a medical software developer. Francis, who previously served as general manager of IBM Canada's Health and Life Sciences Industry Group, heads her own healthcare IT consulting practice.
Louis Kunkel has won this year's Allan Award from the American Society of Human Genetics. He is the director of the program in genomics at Children's Hospital Boston. Kunkel was honored for nearly two decades of work on the genetics of muscular dystrophy.
Alan Hollingsworth has joined the scientific advisory board of Power3 Medical of the Woodlands,