The chief executive officer of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is retiring effective Sept. 30 after a three years leading the prestigious research organization.
“The Board is very appreciative of the progress that Dr. Nisen has brought to the Institute during his three-year tenure as CEO,” said Hank Nordhoff, chairman of board. “During that time, there have been significant increases for high-caliber grant funding and scientific publications.”
“It has been my great pleasure and honor over the past three years to work with terrific faculty and personnel,” Nisen said, adding that he is confident Vuori will continue a strategy to “leverage the outstanding science at the institute and translate it into new medicines for patients with unmet needs.”
The board plans to begin a search for a permanent CEO.
The independent, nonprofit institute employs 1,100 scientists and staff in La Jolla and Lake Nona, FL
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