CMR Institute Names Three Directors to Board
New Directors Bring Vast Financial, Medical, and Healthcare Expertise
ROANOKE, Va. (February 16, 2010): CMR Institute, the leading independent, not-for-profit provider of biopharmaceutical sales representative education, has elected C. Novel Martin, III, CPA; Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH; and Jeffrey L. Thomas to its volunteer Board of Directors.
C. Novel Martin, III, CPA – Director, Chair of the Audit Committee; Martin is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Medical Facilities of America (MFA) and was previously with KPMG as a senior manager primarily focused on the health services field including integrated health delivery systems, institutional pharmacies, pharmaceutical distribution, and biotechnology companies. He serves as Treasurer of both the Radford University Foundation and the Virginia Museum of Natural History. He is also past-president of the Virginia Health Information Board of Directors.
Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH – Director; Slonim is Chief Medical Officer at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md. and is past-vice president of Medical Affairs for Carilion Medical Center. He previously served as attending physician in internal medicine and critical care at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He has authored more than 45 published manuscripts and 11 books, and is currently Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine. He is also a fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the College of Critical Medicine.
Jeffrey L. Thomas – Director; Thomas is CEO, Pharmakinnex and CEO/Founder, Silver Fox Consultants. He is past-president for both inVentiv Health Strategy and Analytics Division and Ranbaxy Laboratories Brand Division; and has held several upper management positions with Novartis Pharmaceuticals where he was involved with the Novartis Pharmacy Benefit Report, Novartis Medical Benefit Report, and the Pharma Care Card. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Metro Chapter of the Women’s Healthcare Business Association.
According to Jeff Mackie, PhD, Chair of the Board for CMR Institute, “For more than 43 years, we have led the charge in providing quality, research-based education to enhance the value of the pharmaceutical and med device sales representative profession. Our successes reflect the outstanding collective expertise found in our board members who tirelessly govern our organization to continue to strengthen our impact on the industry, and ultimately improve healthcare options for physicians and outcomes for patients.”
For complete biographies on CMR Institute’s Board of Directors, visit our site.
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CMR Institute is the leading independent provider of non-branded education for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries and has educated more than 150,000 professionals. Founded in 1966 by physicians in response for a need to increase therapeutic knowledge through scientific education, CMR Institute offers professional development and ongoing continuing education for representatives, managers and other professionals. Its expert content is developed and updated by leading industry experts and distinguished thought leaders from prestigious universities and academic medical centers, and includes key education on science, disease management, ethics, and leadership. CMR Institute’s not-for-profit status allows it to continually invest its resources in its library of education to realize its mission, which is to advance knowledge to enhance healthcare. To learn more about CMR Institute, visit www.cmrinstitute.org.