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AMIA: Tanya Tolpegin

The American Medical Informatics Association has chosen Tanya Tolpegin as its new CEO, effective June 21. Tolpegin most recently served as executive director of the American Academy of Audiology, where she also managed the associated Accreditation Commission of Audiology Education, the American Board of Audiology, and the Student Academy of Audiology, and reported to five different boards. AMIA has lacked a permanent CEO since Douglas Fridsma stepped down at the beginning of 2020.  

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.