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Movers & Shakers: Sep 24, 2010

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Vermillion has appointed Jeffrey Salzman as corporate director of reimbursement. Salzman previously was director of health plans and payor markets at Ipsogen and he worked for nine years at Quest Diagnostics as an executive in health planning.

Salzman will be responsible for expanding reimbursement for the company's OVA1 test, which launched in March and is being marketed by Quest.

"My priority will be to leverage my years of experience within the payor community as well as interfacing with Quest Diagnostics to build upon the coverage momentum currently underway," Salzman said in a statement.

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