NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Former Applied Biosystems President Cathy Burzick has been elected to Becton Dickinson's board of directors. Burzik most recently was president, CEO, and director of Kinetic Concepts. She currently is chair of the board of directors at VitaPath Genetics, a member of the San Antonio Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve Board, and she is chair of the Canisius College board of trustees.

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