Jane Pine Wood

Sep 15, 2016

OPKO Health has appointed Jane Pine Wood as chief legal and compliance officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, BioReference Laboratories. Wood comes to OPKO Health from the multistate law firm McDonald Hopkins, where she served as a member of the firm's board of directors. She specializes in laboratory regulatory and compliance matters, and has counseled more than 500 pathology groups and 350 clinical laboratories. Wood is also a frequent speaker at national and state laboratory and pathology meetings and a contributor to association publications.

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Lee-Jen Wei

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Mar 07, 2018

Paul Limburg

Exact Sciences has appointed Paul Limburg as co-chief medical officer. Limburg is a gastroenterologist and a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and serves as a co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control program within the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. While at Mayo, he has also served as medical director of its global business solutions unit, and as medical director of several of its health and well-being programs. Limburg will advise Exact Sciences on research opportunities to inform, expand, and accelerate the adoption of effective colon cancer screening options such as Cologuard. He will continue to serve as a gastroenterologist with Mayo Clinic's Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control program within Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, and principal investigator for the NCI-funded cancer prevention network clinical trials consortium.

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Michael Crossey

TriCore Reference Laboratories announced Michael Crossey has been appointed CEO and president. Crossey has been serving as interim CEO since the departure of previous CEO Khosrow Shotorbani. Before serving as interim CEO, Crossey was TriCore's chief medical officer. He has worked for TriCore in various roles for 20 years

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Harry Rubash

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Jeffrey Mitchell

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