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ICON Announces Appointment to Board of Directors

Published: Friday, February 22, 2013
Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013
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ICON plc today announced the appointment of Professor William Hall as a non-executive director.

A renowned expert in infectious diseases and virology, Professor Hall is Chair of Medical Microbiology and Director of the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases at University College Dublin’s (UCD) School of Medicine and Medical Science. He is also a director of UCD’s National Virus Reference Laboratory and is a consultant microbiologist at St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin. Professor Hall also serves as a consultant to the Minister of Heath and Children in the Republic of Ireland, providing input on a number of topics including influenza pandemic preparedness and bioterrorism.

Prior to his tenure at UCD, Professor Hall was Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Medical Virology, Senior Physician and Director of the Clinical Research Centre at the Rockefeller University in New York. He has also served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Medicine at Cornell University.

Professor Hall is a board member of The Atlantic Philanthropies and is a co-founder of the Global Virus Network.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Hall to the ICON Board,” commented Chairman, Mr. Thomas Lynch. “His knowledge and expertise in virology and infectious diseases, coupled with his international research collaborations in these fields will complement the strengths and talents of our existing board members.”

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