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Here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that Avanir Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Richard Malamut as senior vice president, R&D, and chief medical officer. Previously, he was senior vice president of global clinical development at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and has also worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca and Shire Pharmaceutical.


Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Brian Mullaney as chief medical officer;

MyoKardia hired Dr. Marc Semigran as chief medical officer;


Pfizer named Kirsten Lund-Jurgensen as executive vice president and president of global supply, succeeding Anthony Maddaluna, who is retiring;

Actinium Pharmaceuticals hired Gregory Bergonio as director of clinical operations;

Addex Therapeutics hired Dr. Roger Mills as chief medical officer;

Scholar Rock hired Alan Buckler as chief scientific officer;

Otonomy hired Kathie Bishop as chief scientific officer;

Paragon Bioservices hired Ruby Hofmann as vice president of human resources and organizational development;

Paragon Bioservices hired John Conner as senior vice president, GMP manufacturing;

Taro Pharmaceutical named Uday Baldota as chief executive officer;

KalVista Pharmaceuticals hired Edward Feener as chief scientific officer;

C3 Jian hired David Goesling as vice president, finance & accounting;

Strongbridge Biopharma promoted Dr. Fredric Cohen to chief medical officer;

Nohla Therapeutics hired Shelly Heimfeld as executive vice president of research and manufacturing.

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