NEW YORK, Dec 19 – InforMax has promoted James Bernstein, formerly chief operating officer and executive vice president of strategic development, to the position of president, the company announced Tuesday.
Bernstein will report to Alex Titomirov, InforMax’s founder, CEO, and chairman, the company said. Titomirov formerly held the title of president.
" Jim Bernstein has played a key role in the growth and development of InforMax, particularly over the past two years," Titomirov said in a statement. " It gives me great pleasure to recognize his many contributions and his increasing involvement with me in directing the company's activities."
This appointment comes just after Titomirov announced he was launching RealTime Health, a new start-up that would make gene expression-based preventive medicine technology available to individuals.
Bernstein, who became COO of InforMax in 1998, previously founded two companies, General Health, a health management risk assessment publishing company, and Age Wave, a holding company that starts aging-based businesses. Bernstein has also worked to develop a company to distribute pharmaceuticals to Russia and consulted with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Bernstein is a 1960 graduate of Harvard College and a 1964 graduate of Cornell University Medical College.