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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Medical Director, Vaccine Business Unit

Jose Capellan has joined Takeda Pharmaceuticals as Medical Director, Vaccine Business Unit. Dr. Capellan joins Takeda from related consulting roles at Bayer, Novartis, and Sanofi. Dr. Capellan holds an MD from University of Santo Tomas.

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INC Research Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Vice President, Clinical Development

Nicholas Spittal has joined INC Research as Vice President, Clinical Development. Mr. Spittal joins INC from Chiltern, where he served as Vice President, Clinical Services. In addition to an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology, Mr. Spittal has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Chesapeake Biological Laboratories, Kendle International, and ZeeCRO Inc.

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Akorn, Inc. Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Executive Director, Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Misbah Sherwani has joined Akorn as Executive Director, Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Ms. Sherwani joins Akorn from Glatt Air Techniques, Inc., where she served as the Head of Quality Assurance and Corporate Compliance. In addition to an MS, Industrial Pharmacy from Long Island University, Ms. Sherwani has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Pliva, Inc., Actavis, LLC, and Halo Pharmaceutical, Inc.

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BioMarin Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Senior Clinical Science Specialist

Fatemeh Tavakkoli has joined BioMarin as a Senior Clinical Science Specialist in the Gene Therapy program. Dr. Tavakkoli joins BioMarin from MedImmune, where she served as a Senior Clinical Scientist. In addition to a Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland Baltimore, Dr. Tavakkoli has held positions of increasing related responsibility at the World Health Organization, FDA, and University of Maryland.

The search was successfully led by Christopher Tillman at Westwood & Wilshire.

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miRagen Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Senior Vice President, R&D

Paul Rubin has joined miRagen as Senior Vice President, R&D. Dr. Rubin joins miRagen from XOMA, where he served as the Senior Vice President, Research, Development and Manufacturing, and Chief Medical Officer. In addition to an MD from Rush Medical College, Dr. Rubin has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Sepracor Pharmaceuticals, Critical Therapeutics, and Resolvyx Pharmaceuticals.

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Takeda Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Director, Regulatory Operations and Compliance - Vaccine Business Unit

Julia Gutierrez has joined Takeda as Director, Regulatory Operations and Compliance - Vaccine Business Unit. Ms. Gutierrez joins Takeda from Baxter, where she served as the Global Regulatory Affairs Director. In addition to a Pharmaceutical Chemist degree from National University of Colombia, Ms. Gutierrez has held positions of increasing related responsibility at GSK, Invimas (Ministry of Health), and Baxter International.

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Takeda Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Regional Medical Director Vaccines

Eliot Obi-Tabot has joined Takeda as Regional Medical Director – Vaccine Business Unit. Dr. Obi-Tabot joins Takeda from Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where he served as the Consulting Global Brand Medical Director Oncology, Global Medical Affairs. In addition to an MD from University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine, Dr. Obi-Tabot has held positions of increasing related responsibility at Serono, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Aventis.

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Westwood & Wilshire Attends BIO Investor Forum 2016 in San Francisco

Alan Cullen, President of Westwood & Wilshire, attended the BIO Investor Forum 2016 in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis Hotel last week (https://www.bio.org/events/bio-investor-forum). This year’s forum focused on investment trends and opportunities in life sciences within venture-stage growth and emerging public companies, as well as those poised for growth within the next year. “BIO events are always classy affairs- the location, the quality of the participants and the content are all top notch and this was no exception.” -Alan Cullen

Westwood & Wilshire is the premier provider of global talent for the Life Sciences industry. Our clients range from Venture Capital-backed portfolio start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Calico Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Translational Neuroscientist

Subhabrata Sanyal has joined Calico as Translational Neuroscientist. Dr. Sanyal joins Calico from Biogen, where he served as the Principal Investigator. Dr. Sanyal also held positions as a Research Associate at University of Arizona, as well as Assistant Professor at Emory University.

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Westwood & Wilshire Attends Rodman & Renshaw 18th Annual Global Investment Conference 2016 in New York

Alan Cullen, President of Westwood & Wilshire, attended the Rodman & Renshaw 18th Annual Global Investment Conference 2016 at the New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan last week (http://www.meetmax.com/sched/event_35153/~public/conference_home.html?event_id=35153). This year's conference brought growth companies together with a vast audience of financial and strategic investors. "Because of the density and caliber of biotech CEOs in attendance, the R&R Conference has always served as an excellent venue for us. It's a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with many of our clients while also keeping our finger on the pulse of what's happening in the industry. This year was certainly no exception." -Alan Cullen

Westwood & Wilshire is the premier provider of global talent for the Life Sciences industry. Our clients range from Venture Capital-backed portfolio start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Astellas Partners With Westwood & Wilshire to Fill Medical Director Oncology, Medical Affairs

Laura Horvath has joined Astellas as Medical Director Oncology, Medical Affairs. Ms. Horvath joins Astellas from Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, where she served as the Pharmacovigilance Executive Officer. In addition to an MD from the Medical College of Ohio and an Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, Ms. Horvath has held positions...
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