• Diabetes America (DA; Houston) reports that Frank Basile, MD, is joining the company as its new president/CEO. Basile joins DA from DaVita, a dialysis services provider where he was VP and general manager of RMS disease management. Diabetes America promotes and enhances the health of those with diabetes by applying advances in medicine, education, nutrition and active living.

Carl Felberg was named VP of research and development for STAAR Surgical (Monrovia, California). Felberg served as research and development program director for refractive products at Bausch & Lomb from 2000 to 2006. STARR Surgical makes minimally invasive ophthalmic products.

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