Sarah Adkins was named VP of marketing for Immersion (San Jose). Adkins was most recently strategic marketing manager for Cook Medical. Immersion makes computer-based surgical simulation training systems.

Dorin Panescu, PhD, has been named chief technical officer/VP of R&D at NewCardio (Santa Clara, California). Panescu most recently was director of technology development at St. Jude Medical. NewCardio is a cardiac diagnostic and services company.