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KGI Elects Three New Members to Board of Trustees

CLAREMONT, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) today announced the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Catherine M. Burzik, chief executive officer of Kinetic Concepts, Inc.; Anthony D. Caracciolo, senior vice president for manufacturing at Gilead Sciences; and Peter Barton Hutt, senior counsel at Covington & Burling LLP.

KGI's board consists of leaders in business, industry and education who have guided the formation of KGI since its founding in 1997. With these three appointments, the board now consists of 22 members.

"We are delighted to add three professionals of such caliber and reputation to our board," said Robert Curry, chairman of the KGI Board of Trustees. "Each one brings invaluable knowledge, industry experience and professional acumen to our institution, bolstering our areas of expertise in medical technology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and FDA law."

Burzik has served as CEO of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), a global medical technology company, since November 2006. Prior to KCI, she served as president of Applied Biosystems, a unit of Applera Corporation, and as president of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson Company.

Caracciolo has been Gilead Sciences' senior vice president for manufacturing for eight years. Before joining Gilead, he spent six years as vice president of operations for Bausch and Lomb's pharmaceutical division, directing the manufacturing and global distribution of ophthalmic preparations. Originally a pharmacist, Caracciolo also spent 13 years with Sterling Pharmaceuticals in various management positions.

Hutt has served at Covington & Burling since 1960, except for the four years he worked as chief counsel for the Food and Drug Administration during 1971-1975. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has taught courses in food and drug law at Harvard Law School since 1994 and at Stanford Law School.


Educating the future leaders of the bioscience industry, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) offers an interdisciplinary graduate education through its Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree program and its Ph.D. program in Applied Life Sciences. Using team-based learning and real-world projects, KGI's innovative curriculum seamlessly combines applied life sciences, bioengineering, bioethics and business management. KGI also has a robust research program concentrating on the translation of basic discoveries in the life sciences into applications that can benefit society. KGI is a member of The Claremont Colleges, located in Claremont, California.

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences is dedicated to education and research aimed at translating into practice, for the benefit of society, the power and potential of the life sciences.

SOURCE Keck Graduate Institute

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