CIRM announced today that it had appointed Ellen Feigal, M.D., to be its first VP for Research Development.
Dr. Feigal will begin the job on Jan. 31.
Dr. Feigal is a graduate of UC Davis Med School (where I am writing this from; go UC Davis SOM!) and is currently Executive Medical Director for Global Development at Amgen.
By choosing Dr. Feigal as its new VP, CIRM indicates its interest in moving forward translational research to the clinic and its continuing high level of interest in working together with industry.