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Catherine Dumur

Aurora Diagnostics has named Catherine Dumur as director of molecular and next-generation sequencing development. Aurora, which is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, focuses on anatomic pathology and cancer diagnostics. Previously, Dumur served as the associate director of molecular diagnostics in the pathology department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She will be responsible for development and ongoing performance of NGS molecular diagnostic assays, proficiency testing, quality control, quality improvement programs, and signing out clinical cases.

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