Amy Sturm

Feb 10, 2017

Geisinger's Genomic Medicine Institute has appointed Amy Sturm as director of cardiovascular genomic counseling. Sturm also serves as a member of the ClinGen Cardiovascular Clinical Domain Working Group. She joins Geisinger from Ohio State University, where she served as associate professor in the Division of Human Genetics at OSU's Wexner Medical Center. She has served on the board of directors of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and works extensively with the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation and the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation.

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Apr 20, 2018

William Bonello

NeoGenomics has appointed William Bonello VP of strategy, corporate development and investor relations. Bonello has served as the company's VP, treasurer, and director of corporate development since April of last year. Previously Bonello worked as a healthcare equity analyst covering diagnostic services and product stocks for Craig-Hallum, and as an equity analyst for Piper Jaffray, Wachovia Securities, and RBC Capital Markets. Bonello was also previously senior VP for investor relations at Laboratory Corporation of America.

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Patrick Kaltenbach

Agilent said that Patrick Kaltenbach, senior VP for the company and president of Agilent's Life Sciences and Analytical Group, will leave the company on April 20. The company did not provide a reason for Kaltenbach's departure. The search for a replacement for his position is underway, Agilent said.

Apr 16, 2018

John Lubniewski

John Lubniewski has been promoted by HTG Molecular Diagnostics to president and chief operating officer. Lubniewski has been the company's chief business officer for the past seven years. He joined HTG from Ventana, now part of Roche, where he held several senior leadership roles, and was responsible for marketing and global accountability for all assay products. Prior to joining Ventana, he was with Corning.

Apr 16, 2018

Richard Williams

Richard Williams has become managing director and head of oncology programs at WuXi Nextcode. He joins the company from Grail, where he was lead medical director of the Circulating Cell-Free Genome Atlas program. Prior to that, he held positions in oncology drug development at Amgen and at Puma Technology. Williams holds B.Med.Sc and PhD degrees, as well as bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees, from the University of Queensland in Australia.

Apr 13, 2018

Aleksandar Rajkovic

Aleksandar Rajkovic has become the first chief genomics officer of the University of California, San Francisco. He joins UCSF from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was division director of reproductive genetics. In his new role, Rajkovic will direct the activities of UCSF's existing clinical genomics laboratories, in addition to leading efforts to apply genetics and genomics to clinical care within the health system.

Apr 13, 2018

Irwin Jacobs, Martin Wygod

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Apr 13, 2018

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Curetis has established a US scientific advisory board consisting of five infectious disease experts. Debra Goff, Donna Mildvan, Melissa Miller, Frederick Nolte, and Robin Patel will support the clinical adoption of the firm's Unyvero System and lower respiratory tract infection assay recently cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration. 

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Heidi Rehm

Heidi Rehm last month became chief genomics officer in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is part of the Center for Genomic Medicine. In her new role, she will focus on the clinical implementation of genomics. Rehm remains medical director of the Broad Institute’s clinical research sequencing platform and an associate professor of pathology at MGH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. She is also a leader and principal investigator of ClinGen, and a co-leader of the Broad Center for Mendelian Genomics. Previously, Rehm was the director of the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine at Partners Healthcare Personalized Medicine.

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Michael Murray

Michael Murray has become director for clinical operations in the Center for Genomic Health at Yale University School of Medicine. He joins Yale from the Geisinger Health System, where he was director of clinical genomics and was leading the GenomeFIRST return of results program, which is part of Geisinger’s MyCode Community Heath Initiative. In his new role at Yale, he will similarly focus on bringing clinical genomics to large patient cohorts.

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Richard Kivel

BC Platforms announced today that it has appointed Richard Kivel as company chairman. Kivel is currently managing director at Graybella Captial and holds various director positions in the US and Europe.

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Chris Callahan

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Kenneth Berlin

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James Mock

PerkinElmer has appointed James Mock as senior vice president and CFO, effective May 1. Mock will replace Andy Wilson as CFO. Wilson, who previously announced his retirement from PerkinElmer, will remain with the company as an advisor for an interim period to ensure a smooth integration, the firm said. Mock has served for nearly 20 years in a wide range of financial oversight capacities within General Electric, most recently as vice president of GE's corporate audit staff, where he worked on controllership reviews and operational excellence projects. 

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