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Shalini Verma, B.G. Jones

PieranDx has named board-certified pathologist Shalini Verma as laboratory and medical director, in charge of growing the company's clinical genomics product line. St. Louis-based Pieran Dx also hired B.G. Jones as senior vice president of business development. Health IT veteran Jones is chair of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's Precision Medicine Work Group and a member of the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health and the Precision Medicine Coalition. 

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