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Brodl Named Provost at Illinois Wesleyan University

Mark Brodl, currently Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs: Budget and Research at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, has been named the next provost of Illinois Wesleyan University, effective July 17.

Continuous positive compensation trends indicate a healthy private life sciences sector

Data on executive target cash compensation for non-founders, from a 2016 survey of US-based private life sciences companies, reveal a 4.2% year-over-year rise following a 3.3% increase in 2015 and a 3% increase in 2014. The data points to consistent 'compensation inflation', according to CompStudy, which they believe more appropriately describes year-over-year movement. 

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Christopher Wright as Senior Vice President of Global Development and Chief Development Officer

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD), a commercial biotechnology company, today announced the appointment of Christopher Wright, M.D., MMSc., Ph.D., as senior vice president of global development and chief development officer. 

Christopher Morphew named dean of Johns Hopkins School of Education

Morphew, now executive associate dean for research and innovation at the University of Iowa College of Education, will join Johns Hopkins on Aug. 1. 

Merck & Co. Appoints Dean Y. Li, M.D., Ph.D. as Vice President, Head of Translational Medicine

Merck & Co. has appointed Dean Y. Li, M.D., Ph.D. as Vice President, Head of Translational Medicine. Li most recently served as the H.A. & Edna Benning Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Utah, as the Vice-Dean of research at the University of Utah Health Science Center, and as the Chief Scientific Officer of University of Utah Health Care.

Reverend Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., To Serve Again As President Of The University Of Scranton

The University of Scranton’s 24th president, Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., ’H15 will return to Scranton to serve as the Jesuit University’s president again. Lawrence R. Lynch, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, made the announcement to the University community today. Father Pilarz will succeed Kevin. P. Quinn, S.J., whose term as president ends in June at the close of the 2016-17 academic year.

Hofstra announces new Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz announced the appointment of Dr. Benjamin Rifkin, professor of modern languages and literature at Ithaca College, as the new Dean of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. 

CompStudy Webinar REPLAY: Executive Compensation & Team Composition

Thank you to those who participated in our February 3 CompStudy Technology and Life Sciences webinars: Executive Compensation & Team Composition: Attracting and Retaining the Best and Brightest to Your Team. Below you will find links to the presentation materials.

Technology
Presentation Slides  |  Webinar Recording

Life Sciences
Presentation Slides  |  Webinar Recording

Linda Hall Library Appoints Jane Davis as Vice President for Access and Digital Services

Linda Hall Library has appointed Jane Davis as Vice President for Access and Digital Services.

An Open Letter to the BioPharma Community

On January 11, 2017, more than 100 life sciences industry leaders outlined guiding principles and best practices to improve gender diversity throughout industry.

Stephens appointed university librarian

Denise Stephens, university librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), has been appointed vice provost and university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Provost Holden Thorp. Stephens succeeds Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, who left the university last July.

Medical Technology: What Changing Venture Capital Investments Signal

The market for medical devices historically has been dominated by big-ticket “physician preference items” such as artificial joints, spinal implants, and cardiac pacemakers. Venture capital and private equity investors have been eager to fund new firms in this expanding and lucrative domain. Changes in physician payment and organization are reducing the demand for these cost-increasing innovations, however, and redirecting the flow of investment capital.

Justin Ehrenwerth Named President and CEO of The Water Institute of the Gulf

The Water Institute of the Gulf announced Wednesday that Justin Ehrenwerth will take the helm as president and CEO starting Jan. 30.

John Caron named associate dean of JHU’s Advanced Academic Programs

John Caron has been named associate dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

WAVE Life Sciences Appoints Christian Henry to its Board of Directors

WAVE Life Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: WVE), a genetic medicines company focused on developing targeted therapies for patients impacted by rare diseases, today announced the appointment of Christian Henry, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Illumina, Inc., to its Board of Directors and as the Chair of its Audit Committee.

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