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previously served as VP, pharmaceutical sci ences quality. She earned a B.S. in chemistry and pharmacology and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Martin Huber, M.D., SPRI’s VP, global pharmacovigilance, has been named to the additional post of deputy chief medical officer. Dr. Huber holds a B.S. from Texas Lutheran College and an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. Hans Rekers, M.D., formerly VP, medical affairs for Organon International, has been appointed SPRI’s deputy chief medical officer for E u r o p e . S c h e r i n g P l o u g h a c q u i r e d Organon Biosciences in March last year. Dr. Rekers has an M.D. from the University of Amsterdam. Pamela HARRIS Novo Nordisk Consolidates Diabetes Leadership Novo Nordisk, located in Princeton, N.J., has appointed Pamela Harris VP for diabetes sales, managed care, and gov ernment accounts, with responsibility for leading the company’s 2,000 rep resentatives and managed market account executives. She received a bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College). Dr. Stephen HILL Solvay Appoints New CEO Solvay Pharmaceuti cals, Marietta, Ga., has selected Stephen Hill, B.M., B.Ch., M.A., F.R.C.S, to succeed Presi dent and CEO Laurence Downey, M.D., who has retired. In addition to leading Solvay’s U.S. exec utive team, Dr. Hill serves as CEO and chair man of Solvay subsidiary Unimed Pharmaceu ticals and president of subsidiary Organics. Dr. Hill was previously president and CEO of biotech firm ArQule, Woburn, Mass. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and holds scientific and medical degrees from St. Catherine’s College at Oxford University. Pharma POOL Dr. ShouBai CHAO Dr. Peter KIENER Eileen VALENTA MedImmune Strengthens Key Leadership MedImmune, Gaithersburg, Md., has made changes to its executive staff. MedImmune, a wholly owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca, is focused on the areas of infectious diseases, can cer, and inflammatory diseases. ShouBai Chao, Ph.D., has joined Med Immune as VP of vaccine manufacturing. Pre viously, Dr. Chao was assistant VP, technical operations and product supply for Wyeth’s biotech arm. Dr. Chao earned his doctorate and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Industrial Biotechnology Center, Univer sity of Waterloo, Ontario. Peter A. Kiener, D.Phil. has been promoted to executive VP, research, from his previous posi tion of senior VP, research. He has a B.S. with honors in chemistry from Lancaster University, United Kingdom, and a doctorate of philosophy in biochemistry from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at Oxford University. Eileen Valenta has been promoted to VP, operations and compliance, regulatory affairs, from her previous position of senior director, product promotion review, regulatory affairs. She holds a B.S. in biology from Colorado State University and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Dr.Timothy CLACKSON Richard PASCOE Ariad Expands Executive Roles Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, Mass., has expanded the role of chief scientific officer Timothy Clackson, Ph.D., to include all research, preclinical development, and applied sciences activities. Dr. Clackson has been with Ariad since 1994. He received a B.A. in biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Cam bridge. The company also pro moted chief commercial officer Richard Pascoe to the newly created position of chief operating officer. In this new position, Mr. Pascoe is respon sible for operating, new product planning, manufacturing, marketing and sales, and busi ness development activities. He received a B.S. in leadership studies from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Ariad discovers and develops breakthrough medicines that treat disease by regulating cell signaling with small molecules. Dr. Jacqueline ELBONNE Dr. Martin HUBER JR. Dr. Hans REKERS ScheringPlough Research Institute Changes Leadership ScheringPlough, Kenilworth, N.J., has announced a number of organizational changes at ScheringPlough Research Insti tute (SPRI). Jacqueline Elbonne, Ph.D., has been named VP, global research quality, SPRI. She EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TALENT POOL 0408 Layout PROOFS 3/25/08 11:42 AM Page 108 2007 Innovex. All rights reserved. T he industry needs a new business model, and that’s the line we’re taking. The pharmaceutical ind ustry is und ergoing a sea change. Familiar sales and marketing mod els are no longer enough. Innovex believes that commercial success requires a rigorous new approach. One thatd emand s insightful new strategies and the innovative commercial solutions to fulfill them. Because tod ay business takes more than just acumen. It takes science. And you’ll find it at innovex.com/science 25 5 7g148g149g150g151g154g155g157g158g159g5 5 g5 +.o/oo… o/oo +.o/oo 25 oice 15 oi Page 1 110 Ap r i l 2008 PharmaVOICE TALENT pool Biotech POOL Dr. Christine FISCHETTE Enzo Therapeutics Unit Appoints President Enzo Biochem has named Christine Fis chette, Ph.D., president of its Enzo Therapeutics subsidiary, based in New York. Dr. Fischette joins Enzo Therapeutics from Novartis Pharmaceuti cals, where she was execu tive director, global business development and licensing. She holds a B.A. in biology educa tion from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in physiology from the Graduate School of Biomedical Science at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Tim RAVENSCROFT Lentigen Appoints CEO Tim Ravenscroft has joined Lentigen as CEO from BristolMyers Squibb Medical Imaging, where he served as presi dent. Mr. Ravenscroft replaces Lentigen founder Boro Dropulic, Ph.D., who retains the roles of president and chief scientific officer. Lentigen, Gaithersburg, Md., is a privately owned biotechnology company focused on the development of lentiviral vector genedelivery technology. Mr. Ravenscroft holds a bachelor’s degree in applied biology from North East London University and a master’s degree in informa tion sciences from City University in the United Kingdom. Dr. Rebecca TAUB Via Adds to Management Team Via Pharmaceuticals, a San Franciscobased biotechnology company focused on the develop ment of compounds for the treatment of cardiovascu lar disease, has appointed Rebecca Taub, M.D., senior VP of research and development. Dr. Taub was most recently VP of research in metabolic diseases at Roche Pharmaceuti cals. She received a B.A. from Yale University’s Yale College and an M.D. from Yale Universi ty School of Medicine. Biopharmaceutical POOL Dr. Fabio BENEDETTI Dr.Thomas OKARMA Geron Announces Oncology Realignment Geron has promoted Fabio Benedetti, M.D., to senior VP, chief medical officer for oncology, from senior VP, clinical develop ment oncology. Dr. Benedetti joined Geron in April 2007. He received a B.A. in biology from Brown University and an M.D. from Brown Univer sity Medical School. President and CEO Thomas Okarma, M.D., Ph.D., has resumed direct opera tional leadership of the oncology drug development activities at Geron, Menlo Park, Calif. Dr. Okarma replaces Alan Colowick, M.D., M.P.H., who has left the company. Geron is developing treatments for cancer and chronic degenerative diseases, including spinal cord injury, heart failure, and diabetes. Dr. Okarma has served as president and CEO of Geron since July 1999. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Charles DEMOCKO Dr. Carol STRATFORD KaloBios Strengthens Regulatory Expertise Privately held Kalo Bios Pharmaceuticals, Palo Alto, Calif., has announced two additions to its senior management team. Charles Democko has been appointed VP, regu latory affairs and quality. Mr. Democko most recently was VP, regulato ry affairs and development operations, at Novacea. He holds a B.S. in microbiology from The Ohio State University. Carol Stratford, Ph.D., J.D., joins KaloBios as general counsel and head of intellectual property. Dr. Stratford previously served as site head of Pfizer’s Rinat Lab oratories facility. She holds a B.S./A.M. in bio logical sciences from Stanford University, a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Santa Clara Univer sity School of Law. Dr. Kevin GORMAN Neurocrine Selects Operating Chief Neurocrine Bio sciences, San Diego, has appointed chief operating officer Kevin Gorman, Ph.D., president and CEO, replacing Gary Lyons, who remains a member of Neurocrine’s board of directors. Neuro crine is focused on neurological and endocrine related diseases and disorders. Dr. Gorman received a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA in finance from UCLA’s Anderson Grad uate School of Management. John KAISER Acadia Appoints Marketing VP Acadia Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, a bio pharmaceutical developer focused on central nervous system therapies, has named John Kaiser VP, strategic marketing and commer cial development. Most recently, Mr. Kaiser served as direc tor, neuroscience strategy and new product planning at Eli Lilly. He received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. Wendy PERROW Alba Selects Marketing VP Alba Therapeutics, a privately held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company based in Balti more, has named Wendy Perrow VP, marketing and alliance manage ment. Most recently, Ms. Perrow was VP of marketing for SigmaTau Pharmaceuticals. She received a bachelor’s degree from East ern Illinois University and an MBA in finance and marketing from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. 0408 Layout FINAL MW 3/21/08 11:46 AM Page 110 111 PharmaVOICE Ap r i l 2 008 TALENT pool Association POOL Meghan HINDMAN Dorland VP Joins Communications Think Tank as Fellow The Society for New C o mm u n i c a t i o n s Research (SNCR), Palo Alto, Calif., has named Meghan Hindman, VP of Dorland Global Public Relations, a 2008 fellow. SNCR is a global non profit think tank dedicat ed to the advanced study of new communica tions tools, technologies, and emerging modes of communication. Ms. Hindman is focusing her research with SNCR on understanding how the healthcare industry, specifically pharmaceutical compa nies, is implementing social media tactics to communicate with their various audiences. Dr. Scott LAUDER TVG Executive Named PMRG Education Director Scott Lauder, Ph.D., senior VP, marketing training and consulting at TVG Marketing Research &Consulting, has been named direc tor of the education committee of the Phar maceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG). Dr. Lauder leads the creation and execution of a strategic plan for continued education consistent with PMRG’s vision and mission. Agency POOL Suzanne BERG Dr. Ray CHAN Tom HINKEL Shiv RAMAN GfK V2 Expands Leadership Team GfK V2, a Blue Bell, Pa., pharmaceutical marketing research firm, has made a number of seniorlevel additions to its management team. Suzanne Berg has been appointed senior VP and strategic business unit head specializ ing in message develop ment and testing, concept testing, positioning, emo tional response research, and diagnostic analyses of stakeholder disconnects. Ms. Berg previously held several concurrent posi tions with TNS Health care, including VP, communications practice, and VP, U.S. branding. Ray Chan, Ph.D., has been named senior VP and strategic business unit head, drawing on his expertise in product posi tioning, decision model ing, segmentation, and a variety of pricing issues. Dr. Chan was previously VP, advanced analytics, at Synovate Health care. He received a bachelor’s degree in biolo gy and human development from Cornell University and a doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Virginia. Shiv Raman has been appointed senior VP, chief marketing scientist, with responsibility for manag ing GfK V2’s advanced analytics and quantitative operations. Most recently, Mr. Raman led the advanced analytics and quantitative operations group at Genactis. He has master’s degrees in economics and busi ness administration with specialization in marketing science from the University of Houston. Tom Hinkel, M.S., has been named VP and research consultant. Mr. Hinkel has more than 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical market ing research, and he founded his own research and consulting company, Triad, in 1992. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Akron and a master’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee. Dan BOBEAR Todd LAROCHE Bob MASON Andy SMITH Palio Announces Executive Promotions Palio, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., an inVentiv Health company, has promoted four senior VPs to the executive VP level. Dan Bobear has been promoted to executive VP/managing director of client service. Mr. Bobear had been a senior VP/director of client ser vice. Mr. Bobear holds a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., and an MBA from Canisius Col lege in Buffalo, N.Y. Todd LaRoche has been promoted to execu tive VP/managing direc tor of creative from senior VP/managing director of creative. Mr. LaRoche has a bachelor’s degree from Yale College. Bob Mason has been promoted to executive VP/managing director of brand strategy. Mr. Mason had been a senior VP/director of brand strategy. Mr. Mason received a bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College and an MBA from Michigan State University. Andy Smith has been promoted to executive VP/managing director of global operations. Previ ously, he had been senior VP/director of glob al operations. Mr. Smith holds a degree from the Univer sity of London. Rod BOYD Diane OHYE S&H Promotes Joint Creative Heads Sudler &Hennessey (S&H), New York, has promoted Rod Boyd and Diane Ohye to exec utive creative directors. The two have joint responsibility for leading the agency’s creative team. Mr. Boyd has been with S&H for the past 12 years. Ms. Ohye first joined S&H in 1988 as a senior copywriter. After a threeyear hiatus, she returned to the agency in 2005 as a senior VP, creative strategy director. S&H is a global healthcare marketing and communications organization and a Young & Rubicam Brands company. 0408 Layout FINAL MW 3/21/08 11:46 AM Page 111 112 Ap r i l 2008 PharmaVOICE TALENT pool Jennifer Seiberlich BROWN Barry DAVIS RG+A Names Two Directors Roger Green and Asso ciates (RG+A), New Hope, Pa., a provider of healthcare marketing research and insights, has added two new directors to its team. Jennifer Seiber lich Brown has joined RG+A as director, research, with responsibility for building the agency’s West Coast business. Ms. Brown was most recently market research manager, busi ness analysis and information, in Amgen’s oncology business unit. She received a B.S. in marketing from Pennsylvania State University. Barry Davis has joined RG+A as director, qualita tive research. Mr. Davis has more than 20 years of expe rience in the pharmaceuti cal, marketing research, and financialservices industries, most recently with TVG. He earned a B.S. in business from Northeastern University in Boston. Tim CAMPBELL Mike DEVLIN Aimee EASTWOOD Ken MORAN Concentric Expands Staff Concentric Pharma Advertising, New York, has named Tim Campbell as senior VP, account group director. He joins from Saatchi & Saatchi, where he was VP, account supervisor. Mr. Campbell oversees account manage ment for Concentric’s growing number of accounts, including Bayer Healthcare Phar maceutics, Wyeth, Dis covery Labs, DePuy, and Pfizer. He has a B.A. in marketing from Arizona State University. Mike Devlin joins Concentric as executive VP and managing director in charge of its new busi ness unit geared to educating consumers. Mr. Devlin was previously executive creative direc tor and a founding member of CCA Advertis ing. Mr. Devlin received a B.A. in communi cations from Fordham University. Aimee Eastwood was promoted to associate creative director, copy, from her previous role as group copy director. Ms. Eastwood is responsible for supervising Concen tric’s copy department and oversees three of the agency’s new accounts, including Bayer’s mul tiple sclerosis therapy Betaseron. She graduat ed Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English from Rutgers College. Concentric has appointed Ken Moran director of agency opera tions. Mr. Moran most recently was creative pro ject director at GSW Worldwide. He received a bache lor’s of business in mar keting from Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Vanessa DONLEY Michelle DWYER Tim LEWIS Stephen NEALE AbelsonTaylor Expands, Promotes Staff AbelsonTaylor, Chicago, has announced a number of promotions and additions to its cre ative and interactive teams. Vanessa Donley and Michelle Dwyer have both been promoted to senior art director from art director. Ms. Donley continues her work on a sleep medication cam paign, while Ms. Dwyer continues to work on U.S. and global brands in the areas of acid reflux and oncology. Ms. Donley received a B.A. in graphic design and multimedia from Bradley University. Ms. Dwyer has a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in graph ic design from Miami University. In addition, AbelsonTaylor has appoint ed Tim Lewis to the new position of direc tor, interactive/relation ship management strat egy. Mr. Lewis is expanding AbelsonTay lor’s Web initiatives among professional and consumer/patient audi ences. Mr. Lewis was most recently associate director, interactive com munications, at Zimmer. He received a B.S. in business administration from Grace College. Stephen Neale has been promoted to the newly created position of senior VP, executive cre ative director, from VP, creative group director. In this expanded role, Mr. Neale leads Abel sonTaylor’s full creative department, as well as continuing to play an active role in the agency’s concept develop ment process. He holds a BFA from the Herron School of Art & Design of Indiana University. Aradhana DUGAR Lori KEWIN Priscilla Field KOZEL Barclay MISSEN Lauren ROACH Hillary ZAUSMER Topin Announces Staff Promotions,Additions Topin & Associates, a fullservice indepen dent agency based in Chicago, has made sever al promotions and additions to its staff. Aradhana Dugar has been named senior account executive and is working on accounts for Fenwal Blood Technologies, Baxter Bio Pharma Solutions, and Teva Neuroscience. Previously, Ms. Dugar was an assistant account executive at The Hal Lewis Group. She received a B.S. in business administration and a B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mel lon University. Lori Kewin has joined Topin as director of account service. Ms. Kewin most recently served as VP and account director of Goble & Asso ciates. She received a BBA from Western Michigan University. 0408 Layout FINAL MW 3/21/08 11:46 AM Page 112 113 PharmaVOICE Ap r i l 2 008 TALENT pool Priscilla Field Kozel has been appointed associ ate creative director. Ms. Kozel previously was with Goble & Associ ates. She received a B.A. from the University of Iowa. Topin has appointed Barclay Missen director of digital communications, with responsibility for integrating interactive strategies and programs into client planning and expanding the application of digital marketing. Mr. Missen was previ ously creative director, interactive, at Goble & Associates. As project manager at Topin, Lauren Roach is working on accounts for Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Fenwal Blood Technolo gies, and Baxter Health care. Previously, Ms. Roach was an account exec utive for CampbellEwald Advertising. She received a B.S. in TV, radio, film production from Syracuse University. Hillary Zausmer has joined Topin as an account executive, where she is working on the Baxter Medication Delivery account. Previously, Ms. Zaus mer was an account exec utive for DraftFCB Advertising. She holds a B.A. in organiza tional studies from the University of Michi gan. Nancy EDWARDS Goble Hires Marketing Veteran Healthcare communi cations agency Goble & Associates, Chicago, has appointed Nancy Edwards VP, account director. Most recently, she pro vided strategic brand plan ning and lifecycle man a g e m e n t m e d i c a l education strategies for emerging pharmaceuti cal products at medicaleducation and scientific communications company Discovery Chicago. She holds a B.A. in biology from Vander bilt University and an MBA from the Univer sity of Alabama. Cathy ESCHENBACH Gretchen GOFFE Lori MASTRO Marcee NELSON Brenda RIZZO GSW’s Pink Tank Expands Leadership Team Pink Tank, a specialty division of GSW Worldwide, Columbus, Ohio, focused on mar keting to women, has announced several pro motions and additions to its management team. Cathy Eschenbach has joined Pink Tank as senior VP and head of the group’s client ser vices team. Previously, Ms. Eschenbach was senior VP of client services at ProEd Commu nications. Gretchen Goffe and Lori Mastro, both part of the original team involved in the creation of Pink Tank, have been promoted to senior VP. Ms. Goffe, who has taken the lead developing proprietary insight mining methods for the group, heads up the consulting services prac tice. She joined GSW in 2001 and previously served as a VP/insight planner. Ms. Mastro, who leads Pink Tank’s creative team, has been with GSW Worldwide since 1998, working primarily on women’s health brands. Marcee Nelson, founder of Pink Tank, has been promoted to president. Ms. Nelson was previously executive VP/creative director for GSW Worldwide, an inVentiv Health com pany. Brenda Rizzo has joined Pink Tank as VP, clinical insights, from GSW, where she was a medical science liaison. Tammy FISCHER GSW Appoints President of NewYork Location GSW Worldwide, an inVentiv Health compa ny, has named Tammy Fischer president of the agency’s New York office. Ms. Fischer was previous ly executive VP, manag ing director at DraftFCB Healthcare. Ms. Fischer is responsible for building and overseeing existing client relationships and identifying and driving new business develop ment in partnership with other inVentiv Health affiliates. GSW’s New York office cur rently has 100 associates and manages com munications for clients such as Roche, Bayer, Merck, and Ethicon. Heather GERVAIS Brian HILL Heather TORAK Cadient Announces Executive Promotions Cadient Group, West Conshohocken, Pa., an independent interactive marketing agency serving the healthcare industry, has announced the pro motions of several of its senior executives. Heather Gervais has been promoted to VP, operations, from senior director, U.S. operations. Ms. Gervais is responsible for oversight of clientpro ject delivery. Brian Hill has been promoted to VP, global technologies, from senior director of global tech nologies. Mr. Hill’s new role includes responsibili ty for the oversight of Cadient’s custom applica tion development. Heather Torak has been promoted to chief operations officer from senior VP, global operations. Ms. Torak main tains operational oversight across all business units and has direct responsibility for client contractual relationships. She has a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Kutztown University. Meg GRISWOLD Nicole HYLAND Scott KIM Katie LOMBARDO Courtney PANKA Ed SHANKMAN Natrel Appoints New Creative Chief, Promotes Staff Natrel Communications, Parsippany, N.J., has promoted several staff members. Meg Griswold has been promoted to account exec utive from assistant account executive. Nicole Hyland has been promoted to senior VP, director of client services, from senior VP, management supervisor. 0408 Layout FINAL MW 3/21/08 11:46 AM Page 113 114 Ap r i l 2008 PharmaVOICE TALENT pool Scott Kim has been promoted to art super visor from senior art director. Katie Lombardo has been promoted to senior account executive from assistant account executive. Courtney Panka also has been promoted to the position of account executive from assis tant account executive. In addition, Ed Shankman has joined Natrel as chief creative officer, from The Har rington Group, where he was senior VP, cre ative director. Dr.Thomas GROVES Ogilvy Healthworld Appoints Executive VP Healthcare marketing communications network Ogilvy Healthworld, New York, a division of WPP Group, has appointed Thomas Groves, Ph.D., executive VP, director of account planning, in its professional adver tising division. Dr. Groves was previously director of account planning at Cline, Davis & Mann. He holds an M.A. in classical philology from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in classical archaeology from Princeton Uni versity. Dr. Jeremy HENRIQUES Keith TROY Centron Expands Staff Centron, New York, a fullservice medical communications agency and part of the Health Star Communications network, has made sev eral additions to its account teams. Jeremy Henriques, Ph.D., has joined Cen tron as associate scientific director. Dr. Henriques earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Uniformed Services University. Keith Troy has joined Centron as senior project manager from Chandler Chicco Agen cy, where he was a traffic manager. Cheryl KEEFE Luke KRILL Qi Announces New Hires Qi, Parsippany, N.J., a fullservice digital agency of Common Health, has named Cheryl Keefe research analyst. Ms. Keefe was previously a graphic designer and marketing coordinator at Group DCA. Ms. Keefe is responsible for creating market research pro grams for clients and developing marketing solutions for social media, blogging, and interactive multimedia. Luke Krill has joined Qi as senior project man ager, with responsibility for overseeing daily account activities and the overall direction of account teams. Previously, Mr. Krill was a project manager and assistant production manager for D2 Creative. Marcy LEGER Euro RSCG Life Names Managing Director of NewYork Branch Euro RSCG Life, a healthcare communica tions network, has appointed Marcy Leger executive VP, managing director of Euro RSCG Life LM&P New York. Ms. Leger was previously executive VP, manage ment supervisor at Integrated Communica tions. Jacqueline MILLER Cheryl NIGRO MicroMass Adds to N.J.based Executive Team MicroMass Communi cations, a patientcentric, behaviorbased relation ship marketing agency based in Cary, N.C., has appointed Jacqueline Miller VP, group account director based in the agen cy’s office in Morristown, N.J. Ms. Miller is responsi ble for managing relation ship marketing initiatives for a portfolio of cardio vascular products. Ms. Miller was previ ously VP at Citibank. She received a B.S. in advertis ing from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Fordham University. MicroMass has also promoted Cheryl Nigro to executive VP, client services from her previous position of senior VP of new business development and general manager of the agency’s Morristown, N.J., office. She received a B.A. in communication from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. Chris MYCEK Imc2 Selects PhiladelphiaBased Director Independent digital marketing agency Imc2, Dallas, has promoted Chris Mycek to the posi tion of managing director for its Philadelphia office, overseeing all business operations, client rela tionships, and new busi ness development for the area. Jennifer NICHOLS Lindsey WHALEN Seidler Bernstein Makes Promotions Seidler Bernstein, a fullservice marketing communications agency located in Cam bridge, Mass., has announced the promotion of two of its client services professionals. Jennifer Nichols has been promoted to senior account manager. Previously, she served in an account manage ment role. Ms. Nichols received a B.S. in dietetics from the University of Con necticut and M.S. and MPH degrees from Tufts University. In other agency news, Lindsey Whalen has been promoted to project man ager. Ms. Whalen previous ly held the position of assistant account manag er, during which time she built strong partner ships across the Siemens Healthcare Diagnos tics organization as well as at Seidler Bern stein. Ms. Whalen holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Maine. 0408 Layout FINAL MW 3/21/08 11:46 AM Page 114 115 PharmaVOICE Ap r i l 2 008 TALENT pool Kristin PATTON Anita ST. CLAIR HealthEd Group Appoints President, Launches New Agency HealthEd Group, a developer of patient education programs for pharmaceutical and healthcare marketers, has promoted Kristin Patton president from senior VP of strategic services. She is responsible for overseeing the management of both HealthEd Group agen cies, HealthEd and the newly created HealthEd Encore. Health Ed Group founder Roy Broad foot continues as CEO of both companies. The new agency, HealthEd Encor main tains an entrepreneurial, collaborative small company culture, with crossfunctional teams dedicated to delivering bestinclass service. HealthEd Encore is led by Anita St. Clair, who has been promoted to managing director from senior VP and management supervisor at HealthEd. Both HealthEd agencies are based in Clark, N.J. Courtney THOMPSON David VUKITS RTC Announces New Hires RTC Relationship Marketing (RTCRM), a Washington, D.C.based direct marketing agency, has added to its manage ment team. Courtney Thompson has joined RTCRM’s Chicago operations as VP, creative director, from MDB Communications. She has a B.S. from Rollins College. David Vukits has been named VP of strategy and insights. Mr. Vukits was previously VP at Green House Communications. He received a B.A. from Marquette Universi ty and an MBA from the University of Illinois. CRO POOL Jerome BAILEY Omnicare Promotes VP Omnicare Clinical Research, King of Prus sia, Pa., has promoted Jerome Bailey to VP of Phase I studies from his previous position as senior project director. Mr. Bailey has respon sibility for driving Omni care’s earlyphase business strategy, as well as over seeing all Phase I project management and operational processes. He received a B.A. in biological science from Rutgers University. Philip DAVIES Dr. Satish TRIPATHI Kendle Announces Appointments Kendle International, Cincinnati, has made several additions to its team. Philip Davies has joined Kendle as VP, Phase I, from Eli Lilly, where he was director of global exploratory and program phase medical operations. Mr. Davies is responsible for leading the growth of Kendle’s global Phase I business unit. Satish Tripathi, Ph.D., RAC, has joined Kendle as VP, global regulatory and quality, from Pfizer, where he was director of world wide regulatory strategy. He is based in Kendle’s Chicago office. Dr. Tripathi received bachelor’s and mas ter’s degrees from Jiwaji University at Gwalior, India, a master’s of philosophy from Bhopal University in India, and a doctorate from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Patrick MELVIN Premier Research Expands Oncology Team Premier Research, Philadelphia, has appointed Patrick Melvin senior director, clinical trial manage ment specializing in o n c o l o g y r e l a t e d research. Over the past nine years, Mr. Melvin has managed hematology and oncology pro grams ranging from Phase I firstinman stud ies through pivotal global Phase III programs. Dr. Jim WEI Medpace Names Director of Clinical Pharmacology Medpace has named Jim Wei, M.D., Ph.D., director of clinical phar macology. Medpace, Cincinnati, is focused on the development of phar maceutical agents for use in cardiology, meta bolism, and oncology. For the past decade, Dr. Wei served as a senior reviewer in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Clinical Pharma cology. Dr. Wei received his medical degree from the Zhejiang Medical University in China and his Ph.D. from the College of Phar macy at Idaho State University. Media POOL Jill BRESNICK CMPMedica Announces Promotion CMPMedica, a Lon donbased global provider of healthcare information and educa tion, has promoted Jill Bresnick to publishing director for the journals Consultant and Consul tant for Pediatricians, and its Website, ConsultantLive.com. The journals are published by U.S. affiliate CMP Healthcare Media, Cliggott Publishing Group, based in Darien, Conn. CMPMedica is a division of United Business Media. Ms. Bresnick has been with CMPMedica for the past 10 years, most recently serving as associate publisher for Consultant and pub lisher for Consultant for Pediatricians. Kathryn HINTON MEBN Names Editorial Director MEBN, a Londonder ry, N.H.based publisher of continuing medical education (CME) jour nals, has appointed Kathryn Hinton director of editorial and out comes. Ms. Hinton joined MEBN in late 0408 Layout FINAL MW 3/21/08 11:47 AM Page 115 116 Ap r i l 2008 PharmaVOICE TALENT pool 2007. In this new role, Ms. Hinton is respon sible for editorial schedules and outcomes monitoring for MEBN’s wide array of educa tional programs. She has a B.S. in marketing and management from NationalLouis Uni versity in Chicago. Sophia Tolstoy PENKRAT MediZine Hires Promotion Manager MediZine, New York, has named Sophia Tolstoy Penkrat to the newly cre ated position of senior promotion manager. MediZine, New York, provides consumer health education through its integrated, crossplatform programs. Ms. Penkrat most recently served as cre ative services manger at In Style magazine. She is a graduate of Rutgers University. MedicalEducation POOL Patty DOOLEY Dr. Scott KARASINSKI L&M Appoints Speakers’ Bureau Director L&MHealthcare Com munications, Mountain side, N.J., has promoted Patty Dooley to director, speakers’ bureau opera tions, from program direc tor. L&M has developed a customized speakers’ bureau database to track the more than 5,000 programs currently being managed, and Ms. Dooley has actively partici pated in the process of expanding its capabilities and infrastructure. The company also has named Scott Karasinski, Pharm.D. to VP, scientif ic services. He joins L&M from Schwarz Pharma, where he was director in the medical affairs and drug information depart ment. Dr. Karasinski earned his Pharm.D at Ferris State University. Sonia MORRIS Science & Medicine Adds to Executive Team Sonia Morris has joined Science & Medicine, New York, as senior VP, director of client services. Science & Medicine is part of the Publicis Medical Educa tion Group, a Publicis Healthcare Communica tions Group company. Ms. Morris most recently was with Global Edge. She received a B.A. in biology from the University of Bridgeport and completed an MBA in strategic business planning at Rut gers University. Kelli SOARE Tracy STEWART Scienta Promotes CME Professionals Scienta Healthcare Education, an ACCME accredited provider based in Durham, N.C., has promoted Kelli Soare and Tracy Stewart, MBA, to the positions of program directors. In these new roles, Ms. Soare and Ms. Stewart are instrumental in the development of current staff. Ms. Soare received a B.A. cum laude in social science from The New School for Social Research in New York. Ms. Stewart holds a bachelor’s of environmental design/visual design from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the University of Houston. Service POOL Tom BANG Gary MCWALTERS TGaS Advisors Creates New Roles to Support Growth TGaS Advisors, an East Norriton, Pa. based benchmarking company focused on phar maceutical commercial operations, has added two management positions. TGaS has named Tom Bang executive in resi dence. Mr. Bang was pre viously president of TVG Marketing Research & Consulting. TGaS has appointed Gary McWalters to the newly created position of director of marketing and business development. Mr. McWalters has responsibility for market ing initiatives in support of TGaS’s bench marks within the company’s Pharmastance family of operational benchmarks. Most recently, Mr. McWalters was director of respiratory commercial development at Abbott Laboratories. He received a B.A. in advertising from the School of Communica tions at Temple University. David BELLITT BioReliance Names Commercialization VP BioReliance, a Rockville, Md.based provider of biologics safety testing, toxicology, viral manufacturing, and laboratory animal diag nostic services, has appointed David Bellitt VP of global commercial operations, biologics. Most recently, Mr. Bel litt served as president of Celliance, a division of Serologicals. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Francis CAMPION Outcome Sciences Hires Provider Programs Director Francis Campion, M.D., FACP, has been appointed medical direc tor of provider programs at Outcome Sciences, a Cambridge, Mass.based provider of clinical patient registries and quality improvement ini tiatives. Dr. Campion works with hospitals and physician professional societies to deliver clin ical outcomes programs to improve clinical 0408 Layout FINAL MW 3/21/08 11:47 AM Page 116 TALENT pool 117 PharmaVOICE Ap r i l 2 008 quality and patient safety. He received an AB degree in biology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. John HARTMAN Dr. Jennifer POTTER Observant Expands Senior Management Team Observant, a Waltham, Mass., marketing consult ing and research manage ment company, has made two additions to its senior management team. John Hartman, Ph.D., a social scientist and statis tician, has joined Obser vant as VP, from BioVid. Dr. Hartman’s research has focused on the mathemati cal analysis of crossnation al healthcare data. Clinical psychologist Jennifer Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H., has joined the firm as a director, from Harvard Medical School. Her role at Obser vant strengthens the company’s scientific expertise in understanding the business impli cations of clinical trial design choices. Dr. Pot ter holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from University of Georgia and an M.P.H. in behavioral science from the Emory University School of Public Health. Lanya LARECE Publicis Selling Solutions Announces Promotion Publicis Selling Solutions, a Lawrenceville, N.J.based provider of sales teams and support services to the biopharmaceutical industry, has promoted Lanya Larece to the position of director, client services, from her previous role as an associate director for the client services team. Publicis Selling Solutions is part of the Publicis Selling Solutions Group, a Publicis Healthcare Communications Group company. Heather MOREL Kenneth WEBB McKesson Adds VPs McKesson Specialty, a business unit of McKesson Corp., has appointed Heather Morel VP and general manager of McKesson Special ty Reimbursement and Access Services. McKesson Specialty pro vides customized services to manufacturers, payers, and providers of specialty drugs. Previously, Ms. Morel was VP of Boston Healthcare Associates. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Arizona State University. Kenneth Webb has been named VP of opera tions, reimbursement and access services, with responsibility for oversee ing 500 plusseat solu tions center and reim bursement operations. Mr. Webb was previously McKesson Pharmaceutical’s VP, customer experience. He received a bachelor’s degree cum laude in political science from California State University, Sacramento. Craig SCOTT TargetRx Selects CEO TargetRx, Horsham, Pa., has named Craig Scott president and CEO, replacing company founder Michael Luby, who remains a fulltime employee and member of the company’s board of directors. Most recently, Mr. Scott was president of the Catalina Health Resource division of Catalina Marketing. He received a bachelor’s degree in semiotics from Brown University an MBA from the Wharton School of The Uni versity of Pennsylvania. Dr. John TAPPER Ziment Appoints CEO Ziment Group, New York, has promoted chief operating officer John Tapper, Ph.D., to the position of CEO of Ziment Custom, the group’s strategic primary marketing research and consulting company. Dr. Tapper succeeds Lynnette Cooke, who remains CEO of Ziment Group overall. Before being named chief operating officer in December 2007, Dr. Tapper was the chief methodologist at Ziment. He holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Ceri THOMAS TNS Adds to Management Team Ceri Thomas has joined market research consulting firm TNS Healthcare, New York, in the newly created post of executive VP of global accounts. In this role, he is responsible for leading the organization in part nering more effectively with clients globally. Mr. Thomas was previously director team leader, European brand analytics, for Pfizer. He holds a B.Sc. with honors in biology from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology. Peter TILLES PDI Names New TVG President PDI, Saddle River, N.J., has appointed Peter Tilles president of its TVG Marketing Research & Consulting business. TVG, Dresh er, Pa., provides marketing research, training, and consulting services. Mr. Tilles is a cofounder and board member of MedAvante. He is also a cofounder of RecordMyCalls.Com. Technology POOL Gonzalo CASTRO DecisionView NamesVP, Product Marketing DecisionView has appointed Gonzalo Cas tro VP, product market ing. DecisionView, San Francisco, provides soft ware solutions to improve time to market and reduce clinicaltrial costs for lifesciences companies. Previously, Mr. Castro was director of life sciences product strategy at Oracle. He received an M.S. in industrial engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsyl vania.# Send your personnel announcements to email@example.com. 0408 Layout FINAL MW 3/21/08 11:47 AM Page 117