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Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot? Share the news with us and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going, especially with all the ongoing layoffs. Despite the downsizing, there is movement. Here are some of the latest comings and goings. Recognize anyone?

And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that Purdue Pharma hired Alan Dunton as senior vice president of R&D. Previously, he ran Danerius, a consulting firm, and, before that, he was chief executive of Panacos Pharmaceuticals and Metaphore Pharmaceuticals. He was also president of Janssen Research Foundation.

MannKind says Hakan Edstrom stepped down as chief executive officer;


MannKind named Al Mann, who is chairman, as interim chief executive officer;

KaloBios named Martin Shkreli as chief executive officer;


Progenics Pharmaceuticals hired Patrick Fabbio as chief financial officer;

Ambrx hired Dr. Yong-Jiang Hei as chief medical officer;

Boston Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Santiago Arroyo as chief medical officer;

Boston Pharmaceuticals hired Constantine Chinoporos as chief business officer;

Avalanche Biotechnologies hired Paul Cleveland as chief executive;

UCB named Steve Turley as managing director for the UK and Ireland;

Immune Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Miri Ben-Ami as executive vice president, oncology;

Immune Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Monica Luchi as chief medical officer;

Biohaven Pharmaceutical hired Vlad Coric as chief executive officer;

Afferent Pharmaceuticals hired Prabha Ibrahim as chief technology officer;

Afferent Pharmaceuticals hired Michelle Carpenter as VP of regulatory affairs;

BioTime hired Russell Skibsted as chief financial officer;

Idera Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Joanna Horobin as senior VP and chief medical officer;

Revive Therapeutics hired Dr. Lee Simon as senior clinical and regulatory affairs advisor;

NantKwest hired Angela Wilson as chief financial officer.