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Kathryn Soulier, Eric Lofgren, Steven Palmisano, Angie Miller, Syed Moinuddin

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Kathryn Soulier Joins Michigan Office of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone
 
Kathryn Soulier has joined the Kalamazoo, Mich., office of Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone as an associate focusing on intellectual property, life sciences and biotechnology, and litigation and dispute resolution.
 
Previously, she was an associate at the law firm Varnum Riddering Schmidt and Howlett, which she joined in 2004. Earlier, she held positions as a student attorney at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, a legal intern in the US Public Defender’s Office in Tucson, Ariz., a cardiovascular research technician with Borgess Medical Center, and research associate with MPI Research.
 
Soulier has served as board member and secretary for the Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center.
 
Soulier received a JD degree in 2004 from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, and a BA degree in biotechnology in 1999 from Kalamazoo College.
 

 
Eric Lofgren Joins Burnham Institute for Medical Research as CFO and Finance VP
Eric Lofgren has joined the Burnham Institute for Medical Research as vice president of finance and chief financial officer.
 
Lofgren joins Burnham from Science Applications International Corporation, where he worked for 19 years in a variety of financial and administrative positions. He was most recently the vice president and business unit controller for the information technology services business unit, which has 800 employees and a budget of $180 million.
 
From 2000 to 2005, Lofgren worked as vice president and corporate planning manager, a position where he was responsible for briefing SAIC’s senior management team on financial results and annual projections.
 
Lofgren graduated from University of San Diego in 1987 with a BBA degree, with an emphasis in accounting.
 

 
Medical Communications Firm Taps Two Executives to Serve Pharma Clients
 
MedThink Communications, a Raleigh, NC, medical communications firm specializing in brand development, advertising and public relations, has hired two executives to serve pharmaceutical and healthcare clients, and promoted a third professional.
 
Steven Palmisano will manage the firm’s account services team as vice president of medical communications. He succeeds Angie Miller, who has been named senior vice president.
 
Additionally, Syed Moinuddin has joined MedThink as account director specializing in advertising, promotion, and brand development.

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