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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 Tokai Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Kelly Lindert as executive vice president and head of development. Most recently, she was global head of development at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. She previously worked at Altus Pharmaceuticals, Acambis, Anesiva, and Alza.

Biogen hired Michel Vounatsos as executive vice president and chief commercial officer;


Johnson & Johnson hired Chester Twigg as chief customer officer;

Sanofi hired Yong-Jun Liu as head of research;


The FDA named Tom Cosgrove as acting director of the Office of Compliance;

Daiichi Sankyo hired Dr. Antoine Yver as global head, oncology R&D;

Threshold Pharmaceuticals named Stewart Kroll as chief operating officer;

scPharmaceuticals hired Abraham Ceesay as chief operating officer;

scPharmaceuticals hired Troy Ignelzi as chief financial officer;

BakerHostetler added Wanda French-Brown to its intellectual property group;

BioClinica hired Steven Herne as chief commercial officer;

BioClinica hired Francois Audibert as vice president for global consulting;

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals named Howie Rosen as chief executive officer;

Versartis hired Dr. Colin Hislop as chief medical officer;

Juniper Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Herman Weiss as VP, medical affairs and clinical development;

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals named John Cavan as chief financial officer;

aTyr Pharma hired Dr. Sanjay Shukla as chief medical officer;

Curis hired James Dentzer and chief financial and administrative officer;

Curis promoted Dr. David Tuck to chief medical officer;

Curis promoted Mani Mohindru to chief strategy officer;

Oncothyreon hired Scott Myers as chief executive officer and president;

Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services hired Darren Kluesner as marketing director of US operations.