named Lesley Russell senior vice president, worldwide medical and regulatory operations, effective Sept. 1.

In her new position, Russell will have responsibility for managing all of the biopharmaceutical company's clinical, medical, regulatory, drug safety and biometrics matters worldwide, and will report directly to the CEO.

Currently, she is serving as Cephalon's senior vice president of worldwide clinical research.

"Lesley's experience in guiding our worldwide clinical research activities, combined with her industry background and company knowledge, will further advance our clinical research programs in major pharmaceutical markets," the Frazer, Pa.-based company said.

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