MCLEAN, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today the appointment of Dr. David Heimbrook as chief executive officer of SAIC-Frederick, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SAIC, effective May 31. Heimbrook will succeed Dr. Larry Arthur, who has served as CEO since 2000 and will remain with SAIC-Frederick as chief scientist.
SAIC-Frederick provides operations and technical support to the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) in Frederick, Md. The FFRDC is one of only 38 national laboratories in the United States and the only one solely dedicated to cancer and HIV/AIDS research. The FFRDC strives to develop new technologies and translate scientific discoveries into novel agents for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer and AIDS. SAIC has supported NCI-Frederick since 1995 and in 2008 was awarded a new 10-year contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue that work.
Heimbrook will be responsible for the comprehensive management and oversight of all scientific and business activities conducted on the contract. He will lead SAIC-Frederick's staff of approximately 2,000 scientific, technical, and support professionals who perform basic and applied research in cancer and AIDS, and maintain a full suite of advanced technologies in areas such as nanotechnology, genomics and biomedical imaging.
Heimbrook brings more than 20 years of experience and progressive responsibility in cancer research, translational research and organizational management. Prior to joining SAIC-Frederick, he was the global head of discovery for the Oncology Discovery and Translation Area of Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. Leading three cancer research sites, Heimbrook was responsible for developing and imple
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