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People in the News: Emmanuelle Benzimra, Patrizia Luchetta, Werner Verbiest, Peter Collins, Jami Taylor


The European Personalised Medicine association, or EPEMED, has appointed Emmanuelle Benzimra as its new general delegate in Luxembourg, where the organization is based.

Benzimra, who co-founded the philanthropic organization Bench2Cures, "has a broad experience in various sectors including the finance and investment banking industry, non-profit start-ups and philanthropic organizations,” EPEMED said in a statement announcing the new appointment.

EPEMED also appointed three new board members: Patrizia Luchetta, director of new technologies at the Ministry of the Economy and of Foreign Trade for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; Werner Verbiest, global head of Janssen Diagnostics; and Peter Collins, VP and head of diagnostics at GlaxoSmithKline.

The association also appointed Jami Taylor, global policy leader for Janssen Diagnostics, as vice chair of the education committee and Janssen’s designated representative on EPEMED’s board of directors.

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