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People in the News: Susan Estabrooks Hahn, Simon Tavaré, Mike Aicher

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The American Board of Genetic Counseling has appointed Susan Estabrooks Hahn of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami to be its president-elect.

Hahn is an instructor at the John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics at the Miller School. Hahn will serve as president-elect for ABCG in 2013 and as president in 2014.

The ABCG is a credentialing organization that provides certification for the genetic counseling profession in the US and Canada.

Hahn also is assistant director of communications, compliance, and ethics at the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.


Simon Tavaré has been named director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. Tavaré has been a professor in the oncology department and a professor of applied mathematics and theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge since 2003. He is also a research professor at the University of Southern California, where he holds the George and Louise Kawamoto chair in biological sciences.

His work has focused on statistical methods for studying cancer that rely on population genetics, cancer genomics, and DNA sequencing.


Omicia has appointed Mike Aicher to CEO and to the company's board of directorss, taking over for Martin Reese, a co-founder of the company. Reese is now Omicia's president and chief scientific officer. Previously, Aicher was CEO of the National Genetics Institute, a company that he co-founded that became a wholly owned subsidiary of Laboratory Corporation of America. Most recently, he led LabCorp's western division and was responsible for the company's esoteric business units. He holds a BS in business administration from the University of Redlands and an MBA in economics from Columbus University.

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