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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 Sunesis Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Linda Neuman as vice president, clinical development. Most recently, she was senior medical director of oncology at Puma Biotechnology. Before that, she was medical director of oncology at Onyx Pharmaceuticals.


Sanofi named Christopher Kaplan as head of North American diabetes and cardiovascular business;

ERS Genomics hired Eric Rhodes as chief executive officer;


Patheon hired Michel Lagarde as president;

Cleave Biosciences hired Tim Smith as chief business officer;

Juniper Pharmaceuticals says chief executive officer Frank Condella will retire later this year;

Marina Biotech says J. Michael French resigned as chairman, president, and chief executive officer;

Arsansis hired Dr. Chris Stevens as chief medical officer;

Polpharma hired Markus Sieger as chief executive officer;

Pharmaceutical Product Development hired Bruce Stouffer as executive director of immunochemistry;

The Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India named Kanchana TK as director general;

Merck Animal Health named Rick Sibbel as executive director of technical services for the US Food Animal Team;

Merck Animal Health named Kathleen Heaney as executive director of technical services for its US companion animal and equine team.