Eli Lilly announce the election of Ralph Alvarez to the company's board of directors, effective April 1, 2009. Alvarez currently serves as president and chief operating officer of McDonald's Corporation and is also a member of McDonald's board of directors. Alvarez will serve on the board's finance committee and public policy and compliance committee.
New Jersey-based Vaxlnnate Corp., a privately-held biotech focused on the development of vaccines to treat infectious disease, announced that David Williams has joined the company's board of directors. Williams is a retired chairman and CEO of Sanofi Pasteur.
Everyday Health has announced the hiring of Carolina Petrini as vice president of research. Petrini was most recently senior vice president of marketing solutions at comScore, where she oversaw the pharmaceutical and CPG verticals. In her new role, Petrini is tasked with expanding the range of measurement and effectiveness data for Everyday Health's clients, which include Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GSK, and others.