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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As of July 26, Joffre Baker has left his position as chief scientific officer of Genomic Health and has become a senior fellow at the company. Effective the same date, Chief Medical Officer Steven Shak has taken on responsibilities for managing Genomic Health's research operations that were previously managed by Baker. In addition to being theCMO, Shak has the additional title of executive VP of research and development.

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