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Amy Lemke has been appointed to associate professor in the Institute for Health and Society's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In this role, she will advance the center's new Program in Genomics and Ethics to conduct research on ethical issues raised by emerging genomic technologies.

Lemke holds a PhD in public health, community sciences from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and an MS in genetic counseling from the University of California, Berkeley.


Illumina has appointed Marc Stapley to senior vice president and chief financial officer. Christian Henry, who had been serving dual positions as both the company's chief financial officer and general manager of Illumina's genetic analysis business, will continue to head the genetic analysis business. The change will go into effect on Jan. 20.

Stapley joins Illumina from Pfizer, where he served as senior vice president responsible for global financial processes and systems. Previously, he held various senior finance roles at Alcatel-Lucent. He also worked as finance director and controller for several groups at Cadence Design Systems. He holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Reading in the UK and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.