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People in the News: Steve Hagan, Jerome Brody, Armin Ernst, Scott Ferguson, and More


HTG Molecular Diagnostics has named Steve Hagan to be vice president of molecular diagnostic sales. Hagan previously was at Ventana Medical Systems, where he was senior director of digital pathology and workflow commercialization.

Allegro Diagnostics has named its clinical and scientific advisory board.

The board members include: Jerome Brody, a professor of medicine and director of the Pulmonary Center at the Boston University School of Medicine; Armin Ernst, a professor of medicine at Tufts School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center; Scott Ferguson, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Gerard Silvestri, a professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina; Avrum Spira, a professor and chief of the Division of Computational Biomedicine at the Boston University School of Medicine; and Anil Vachani, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more