Jeanne Drisko, MD, has been named president of TheAmerican College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM; Laguna Hills, California). Drisko currently teaches medicine at the University of Kansas. ACAM is a not-for-profit medical society educating physicians and other healthcare professionals on preventive/nutritional medicine.

The Arizona BioIndustry Association (Phoenix, Arizona), the state affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (Washington), said that Natascha Hebell-Fernando has been named its COO. Hebell-Fernando joins AZ Bio from the Arizona Department of Commerce.

Markus Yap, PhD, has been named senior consultant to Arthur D. Little (Boston). Previously, Yap consulted with Stryker and GE Healthcare. Arthur D. Little is a management and technology consulting firm.

Terri Ives has been named director of audiology for Neuro Kinetics (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Ives formerly was manager of clinical research at Sound ID. Neuro Kinetics makes non-invasive medical diagnostic equipment used for balance, vestibular and neurological disorder tests.

Ronen Tamir has been named executive VP of marketing and communication for Rosetta Genomics (Rehovot, Israel). Previously, Tamir was VP of investor relations for North America at Novartis. Rosetta Genomics makes micoRNA-based diagnostics and therapeutics.

Ronald Patterson has been named senior VP of hospital operations at Signature Hospital (Houston). Patterson since mid-1999 has been president of R. Patterson Associates, a management consulting and executive coaching firm. Signature is a private company providing medical services to communities in which it owns and operates hospitals.

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