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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 Vertex Pharmaceuticals hired Michael Parini as executive vice president and chief legal officer. Most recently, he was senior vice president and associate general counsel at Pfizer, where he worked for more than a decade.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Serge Stankovic as executive vice president, head of R&D;


MonoSol Rx hired Joanne Leonard as chief financial officer;

Chase Pharmaceuticals hired Douglas Ingram as chief executive officer;


Idera Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Mark Cornfield as vice president and medical lead, oncology;

Idera Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Kirsten Gruis as senior medical director, rare diseases;

Idera Pharmaceuticals hired Tanya Lewis as vice president, regulatory affairs and quality assurance;

Idera Pharmaceuticals hired John Kirby as vice president, corporate accounting;

Ablynx hired Dr. Robert Zeldin as chief medical officer;

ProNAi Therapeutics hired Dr. Keith Anderson as senior vice president, technical operations;

ProNAi Therapeutics hired Dr. Gregg Smith as vice president, preclinical;

Forum Pharmaceuticals hired George Parker as chief human resources officer;

Forum Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Stephen Brannan as vice president, clinical research and medical affairs;

Forum Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Diana Hughes as vice president, pharmacovigilance and medical risk management;

Forum Pharmaceuticals hired Robert Pintar as vice president, supply chain operations;

Forum Pharmaceuticals hired A.J. Sankoh as vice president, biostatistics and statistical programming;

Paratek Pharmaceuticals hired Raj Padmanabhan as vice president, information technology;

Paratek Pharmaceuticals hired Judith Steenbergen as executive director, microbiology;

Anavex Life Sciences hired Ulrich Elben as vice president of preclinical operations;

vTv Therapeutics hired Dr. Larry Altstiel as chief medical officer;

Recro Pharma hired Dr. Stewart McCallum as chief medical officer;

Affimed hired Andrew Curtis as head of corporate strategy and business development;

BioDelivery Sciences hired Joseph Lockhart as vice president of manufacturing and supply chain;

US Pharmacopeial Convention hired Robert Femia as senior vice president, chemical medicines and general chapters.