Names in the News.*Elizabeth Nabel, MD, has been named director of the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute,
n.pr established in 1948, this division of the National Institutes of Health is responsible for research and education on cardiovascular, pulmonary, systemic diseases, and sleep disorders. (NHLBI NHLBI,
n.pr See National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. ). Nabel, who is currently the scientific director of Clinical Research at the NHLBI intramural program, will begin her appointment on February 1.
*Mary Malarkey ma·lar·key also ma·lar·ky
Exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive: "snookered by a lot of malarkey" New Republic. has been named director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research's (CBER CB·er
One that uses a CB radio. ) Office of Compliance and Biologics Quality. Malarky ma·lar·key also ma·lar·ky
Exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive: "snookered by a lot of malarkey" New Republic. had been serving as director of CBER's Division of Case Management in the Office of Compliance and Biologics Quality.
*Paul Volek has been appointed Administrative Director of Transplant at the University Hospital, the Health Alliance, in Cincinnati, OH. Previously, Volek had served as director of Donor Services for the National Disease Research Exchange (NIDR) in Philadelphia, PA.
*Jackie Hancock, Jr., has been named president of the National Foundation for Transplants in Memphis, TN. Previously, Hancock was vice president for Development and Communications at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis.
*Albert Heacox, PhD, has been name Senior Vice President of Research and Development of CryoLife, Inc., in Atlanta, GA. Heacox had served as senior vice president for Laboratory Operations at the company for the past 4 years. The company also promoted D. Ashley Lee to
*Jorge Alberto Ortiz, MD, has joined the Scientific Advisory Board of HepaLife Technologies, Inc., in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ortiz is a kidney and liver transplant surgeon at the Texas Transplant Institute in San Antonio.
*Wayne Laslie has been named chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. and chief commercial officer of Myriad Genetics, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT. Previously, Laslie was executive vice president for sale and marketing of the US arm of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Group in Japan.
*Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-LA) is the new president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of the Pharmaceutical and Research Manufacturers of America (PhARMA). Tauzin announced last year that he would not seek re-election in November after 24 years in Congress.