Vadim Klyushnichenko has been appointed vice president, preclinical services and process development, of Paragon Bioservices, a Baltimore-based contract research and GMP manufacturing organization. Klyushnichenko’s 15 years of experience in biopharmaceutical project management, analytical development and formulation, process development, engineering and scale-up from pilot to GMP manufacturing, technology transfer and regulatory filing includes serving as vice president of drug development at both Terapio and Coldstream Laboratories; lab head at Wyeth BioPharma; and senior scientist positions at Epic Therapeutics, Altus Biologics and Aventis/Sanofi Pasteur.
M&T Bank recently donated $2,000 to Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore to support programs at Prince Street Elementary School. Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth, grades K-12 both public and private, on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship through hands-on, age-appropriate programs.
Mercy Medical Center, of Baltimore, has been ranked as “high performing” in 10 medical specialties in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 “Best Hospitals” rankings. Mercy Medical Center was designated as “high-performing” in: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
GKV, of Baltimore, recently added three staff members: Katie Lindner is now a broadcast coordinator. She previously was as an account executive for Gorkana in New York, specializing in client services. Emily Rill is a public relations senior account executive responsible for U.S. national consumer media relations. She previously was an account executive at Sandy Hillman Communications and IMRE. Rill has a bachelor’s degree in integrated and strategic public relations and mass communications with a marketing certificate from Towson University, and a graduate certificate of business fundamentals from the University of Baltimore. Brian Ritter is an assistant account executive after more than a year in GKV’s internship program. He previously completed a market research internship with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Ritter has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stevenson University.