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Fred Ferrara

Vermillion said today that it has appointed Fred Ferrara to the newly created post of chief information officer.

Ferrara was previously an independent information systems consultant for healthcare and mobile application firms. He was also CIO and senior vice president of Aurora Diagnostics' Anatomic Pathology Services Company and has held leadership roles with companies including LabCorp and Dianon Systems.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times.

To Keep the Cases Moving

The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases.

NAS Expels Archaeologist

Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences.

PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.