Christopher Delporte, Washington editor for Diagnostics & Imaging Week, has joined the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (Washington) as director of member relations and communications. Prior to taking the D&IW post in Washington in the spring of 2004, Delporte was a managing editor with Thomson American Health Consultants in Atlanta, editing and writing newsletters on topics ranging from hospital admitting to medical ethics. He has 10 years of journalism and communications experience.

Peter Heeckt, MD, PhD, was named to the newly created position of chief medical officer for the Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics (Memphis, Tennessee) unit of Smith & Nephew (London). Heeckt previously served as medical director for Fresenius ProServe. He also taught at the University of Ulm in Germany. Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business, specializing in orthopedics, endoscopy and advanced wound management products.

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