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Aradhana Ghosh

Syapse has hired Aradhana Ghosh as vice president of oncology. In that role, she will lead the company's clinical operations. Ghosh, a medical oncologist, comes to Syapse from IBM Watson Health and had previously been a physician executive at McKesson. Ghosh earlier was medical director of specialty care for Santa Clara Health & Hospital System in California and was a physician champion for the enterprise-wide rollout of electronic health records at Kaiser Permanente. 

The Scan

Response Too Slow, Cautious

A new report criticizes the global response to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature News reports.

Pushed a Bit Later

Novavax has pushed back its timeline for filing for authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to Bloomberg.

AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort

The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on miRMaster 2.0, MutationTaster2021, LipidSuite

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: tool to examine small non-coding RNAs, approach to predict ramifications of DNA variants, and more.