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David Dornstreich, Robert Merold, and Jennifer Wong

CancerLinq has appointed David Dornstreich as chief of corporate engagement, Robert Merold as chief of strategic marketing, and Jennifer Wong as chief of strategic alliances. Dornstreich comes to CancerLinq after spending five years leading data commercialization efforts at the American College of Cardiology. Merold spent the last decade consulting for a wide variety of organizations in the healthcare sector. He developed and led the core information product suite for IMS Health in the 1990s. Wong served as director of strategic innovation and clinical ventures at ACC and was the managing director of the Diabetes Collaborative Registry, prior to joining CancerLinq. She also worked in medical education at the Association of American Medical Colleges, co-founded an educational technology startup, and led national-scale admissions strategies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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