Bayer names U.S. pharma communications head

Lori Moore has been named VP and head of U.S. pharmaceutical communications at Bayer. Previously, Moore spent six years with Deloitte, most recently as managing director. She also has worked in communications at Novo Nordisk and Sanofi.

dna Communications appoints EVP, general manager

Mike Rosich has joined dna Communications as EVP and general manager, New York. Previously, Rosich was executive director of creative strategy and storytelling at Marina Maher Communications.

Emerald Bioscience names CEO

Punit Dhillon has been named CEO of Emerald Bioscience. Previously, Dhillon worked at Inovio Pharmaceuticals and cofounded OncoSec Medical.

Anika Therapeutics names CFO

Michael Levitz has been named chief financial officer and treasurer of Anika Therapeutics. Levitz previously served as CFO for Insulet Corporation and Analogic Corporation.

MiMedx appoints R&D head

Robert Stein has joined MiMedx as EVP of research and development. Stein previously held leadership roles at Agenus, Kinemed and Roche Palo Alto.

Gamida Cell names VP of HR

Matthew Metivier has been appointed VP of human resources at Gamida Cell, a blood cancer and blood disorder focused company. Previously, Metivier was VP of HR at Sage Therapeutics and before that held many HR roles at Infinity Pharmaceuticals.

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