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Matthew Shanahan, Vivek Pathak, Steven Barbee, Greg Loney, Himanshu Ubale, Lawrence Fogel, Charles Jaffe

Matthew Shanahan, chief marketing officer for Teranode, told BioInform this week that he has left the firm to join a new software startup. Shanahan did not provide further details on his new position, noting that it is still in the very early stages of development.

BioImagene has appointed four new members to its management team: Vivek Pathak as CFO, Steven Barbee as vice president of sales, Greg Loney as vice president of instrumentation, and Himanshu Ubale as vice president of engineering.
Pathak has served on the management teams of Cast Iron Systems, Coreon, and Cummins; Barbee's background includes sales management positions at Trestle, Zyan, and AT&T; Loney has held technical leadership positions at Affymetrix, GSI Lumonics, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory; and Ubale has held management positions at Surgical Information Systems, Computer Vision, and Tata Consultancy Services.

Lawrence Fogel, a pioneer in evolutionary computation, died of complications from renal failure on Feb. 18. He was 78.
Fogel began working on evolutionary programming in the early 1960s as a senior staff scientist at General Dynamics. He went on to found a number of firms based on the analytical applications of evolutionary computation, including Natural Selection, which develops methods for analyzing data in several fields, including bioinformatics, medical diagnostics, pattern recognition, data mining, homeland security, factory optimization, route scheduling, risk management, and financial forecasting.

The healthcare IT standardization group Health Level Seven has appointed Charles Jaffe as CEO. Jaffe has been an active HL7 member for the past 14 years. He currently serves as senior global strategist for Intel’s Digital Health Group, which will “continue to support his full-time commitment as the CEO of HL7,” the organization said in a statement.
Prior to joining Intel, Jaffe was vice president of life sciences at SAIC, the director of medical informatics at AstraZeneca, and president of InforMed, a consultancy for research informatics.

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