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executive Training & development People on the move Biopharma Orexigen Therapeutics (San Diego) has hired four executives as it files an NDA and other activities related to its obesity drug-development program. Dawn Viveash, MD, formerly of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, is head of global regulatory affairs. Suzanne McDonald, previously at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, is head of managed markets and government affairs. Preston Klassen, MD, previously at Amgen, will be head of the Contrave Program, for which an NDA is about to be submitted. Wendy Wang, PhD, MPH, is head of global biomedical information; previously, she was employed at Gilead Sciences. Oxford BioTherapeutics, a UK-based developer of oncology antibodies, has expanded the leadership of its San Jose, CA, US operations. Dr. Jim Cornett, with previous experience at Medarex, PDL and Centocor, will be the COO. Dr. John Terrett is VP of oncology; previously, he was employed at Medarex. In addition, Dr. Mike Gresser has been promoted to chief scientific offer, having worked at the company’s advisory board previously. at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, will be VP of sales. Amy Carvers, the new senior director of marketing, comes from Bristol-Myers Squibb. Linda Schock is director of commercial operations; previously, she worked at CV Therapeutics. The company is preparing the commercial launch of Qutenza, a dermal patch designed to manage pain associated with peripheral neuropathic pain conditions. Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Palo Alto, CA) has appointed Kathryn Falber at SVP and CFO, responsible for accounting, corporate finance, investor relations and treasury functions. Previously, she served as CFO and COO at ARCA BioPharma. Dr. Bruce Carter has joined Immune Design Corp. (Seattle) as executive chairman and director. Formerly, he was the CEO of Zymogenetics, and chief science officer at Novo Nordisk. Immune Design is developing vaccine products for infectious or malignant diseases. company has two subsidiaries, Ethex Corp. and Ther-Rx Corp. Inimex Pharmaceuticals (Burnaby, BC) has appointed Michael Abrams, PhD as president and CEO. He succeeds Dr. John Church, who will stay on as COO at the developer of immunoresponsive drugs. Service Providers Pegi Wieczorek has joined Altum, a full-service advertising and promotion company, as EVP, client services, with an emphasis on services to oncology accounts. Altum is a freestanding part of CommonHealth, a healthcare communications network. Wieczorek was previously the owner of Benefacta LLC, and has executive-level experience at both healthcare communications companies and pharma corporations, including Genentech and Pharmacia (now Pfizer). EMD Chemicals (Gibbstown, NJ) has promoted Deon Vos to named president and managing director, succeeding Meiken Krebs, who will become SVP of strategy at EMD’s German parent, Merck KGaA. Vos is moving from the managing director role at Merck (Pty) Ltd in South Africa. EMD is the North American chemicals sector of Merck KGaA, providing specialty chemicals for biopharma and other industries. SK&A Information Services (Irvine, CA) has promoted Jack Schember to VP of marketing, and has expanded the responsibilities of Albert Chang, VP of operations, to manage the SK&A Research Center. SK&A maintains a database of over two million healthcare professionals, including over 800,000 prescribers, for the biopharma industry. Schember, who has been with SK&A since 2006, has previous experience at Melissa Data, and direct and interactive marketing firms. Chang, completing his first year at SK&A, previously worked at Experian. Two executive appointments have been announced at Dohmen (Milwaukee): Kelli Kovak, chief development officer, and Michael Italiano, senior director, corporate development. Kovak, most recently SVP at Catalyst Medical Communications, is a registered pharmacist. Italiano has previous experience at Kimberly-Clark and Schwarz Pharma. Dohmen, a private company, has a outsourced services business, DDN, and a benefit management services company for payers, Restat. TAKE Supply Chain (formerly ClearOrbit, of Austin, TX) has hired Tom Hernandez as EVP, worldwide sales. Hernandez’ previous experience includes Infor-SSA Global and Peregrine Systems. Take Supply Chain, a subsidiary of TAKE Solutions, provides IT integration services for supply chain execution. With the retirement of Bob Whitney, GM at MD Logistics (Plainfield, IN), several promotions and appointments have been announced. Chad Hodges has been promoted to director of logistics services, and Tim Lawyer will replace Hodges as manager of shared logistics. Jeff Luthman has been appointed as VP of distribution operations, and John Sell as VP of freight forwarding and value-added services. MD Logistics provides logistics, inventory and fulfillment for industries including biopharma. West (Lionville, PA), a global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, has accepted the resignation of COO Matthew Mullarkey. Company president and former COO Steven Ellers will defer his previously announced retirement to provide managerial continuity, says the firm. Catalent Pharma Solutions (Somerset, NJ) has appointed Paul Burns as VP of global sales for the Somerset, NJ, formulation, packaging and manufacturing company. Previously, he was CEO of Brighter Ideas, Inc. a New Jersey biotech organization. JDSU has announced that Adam Scheer, its marketing director for the AOT Business segment, has been elected chairman of the International Hologram Manufacturer’s Assn., which represents the interests of hologram manufacturers worldwide. 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