Arnold (Scotty) Pratt, the first director of NIH’s Division of Computer Research and Technology, died on January 4, 2003 in Sun City West, Ariz. Pratt was the director of the DCRT from 1966 to 1990, and was a pioneer in computing at NIH. A memorial service was held Friday, January 10, at the Chapel of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Sreeni Devidas, formerly vice president of business development and strategy at Bangalore, India’s Strand Genomics, has left the company for a new position as global vice president of business development and strategy at Jubilant Biosys, a bio- and cheminformatics firm with offices in Bangalore and Hamden, Conn. Meanwhile, Strand has appointed Todd Laird as senior vice president of business development. Laird, who was most recently vice president of business development at GeneticXchange, will be based in Strand’s San Francisco area office.
Burlington, Mass.-based AnVil has hired Steven Henry as senior medical informaticist. Henry most recently served as project leader for analysis of clinical pharmacology and genotype data at GlaxoSmithKline. Previous posts include head of medical services at Clinical Psychiatric Community Hospital in Parkwood, Ga., and medical/clinical project manager for First Genetic Trust.