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Ralph D Agostino, Joseph Massaro, Alan Blatecky


Harvard Clinical Research Institute has hired Ralph D’Agostino as executive director of data management and biostatistics and Joseph Massaro as managing director of data management and biostatistics. D’Agostino is currently the director of the statistics and consulting unit and executive director of the MA/PhD program in biostatistics at Boston University. He is also the co-PI and director of data management and statistical analysis of the Framingham Heart Study. Massaro was formerly director of statistical operations at the Cambridge, Mass., office of Quintiles.

Alan Blatecky, who currently directs the National Science Foundation’s Middleware Initiative, has joined the San Diego Supercomputer Center as executive director. Blatecky also serves on the advisory committee of the Biomedical Informatics Research Network and has served as vice president of IT and networking and supercomputing at MCNC (Microelectronics Center of North Carolina).

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