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Bruce Quinn

Medicare policy expert Bruce Quinn has joined FaegreBD Consulting in Washington, DC, as senior director of its health and biosciences team.

Previously, Quinn was a senior health policy advisor at the law firm Foley Hoag and medical director for the Medicare Administrative Contractor in California. Before that, Quinn worked with the pharma, biotech, and genomics industries as a physician executive at Accenture. He is also a board-certified pathologist and conducted research at Northwestern University's Alzheimer's Research Center. He has held academic positions at the University of California, Los Angeles and New York University, and written more than 30 publications. 

The Scan

Push Toward Approval

The Wall Street Journal reports the US Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to grant full approval to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

Deer Exposure

About 40 percent of deer in a handful of US states carry antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, according to Nature News.

Millions But Not Enough

NPR reports the US is set to send 110 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad, but that billions are needed.

PNAS Papers on CRISPR-Edited Cancer Models, Multiple Sclerosis Neuroinflammation, Parasitic Wasps

In PNAS this week: gene-editing approach for developing cancer models, role of extracellular proteins in multiple sclerosis, and more.