GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced that Adel A.F. Mahmoud, M.D., Ph.D. and Edward M. Connor, Jr., M.D. were elected to the Company's Board of Directors at its annual meeting of stockholders held on June 15, 2011.
"Drs. Mahmoud and Connor bring a wealth of experience, especially in infectious disease and vaccine development, to GenVec. As we expand the breadth and scope of our vaccine programs there is no substitute for the knowledge that comes from the successful introduction of new products into the marketplace," said Dr. Paul Fischer, GenVec's President and Chief Executive Officer.
Adel A.F. Mahmoud, M.D., Ph.D., 69, is a Professor at Princeton University in the Department of Molecular Biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs a position he has held since 2007. In 2006, he retired as the Chief Medical Advisor, Vaccines and Infectious Diseases and a member of the Management Committee of Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company, following a six year tenure as President of Merck Vaccines. During that period, Dr. Mahmoud led the effort to launch four new vaccines against rotavirus, human papillomavirus, shingles and a combination of Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella. Dr. Mahmoud currently serves as a director of Becton, Dickinson and Company and Sanaria, Inc. He also serves on numerous scientific advisory boards and is the chairman of the National Institutes of Health's Blue Ribbon Panel to Advise on the Risk Assessment of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University Medical Center and the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on the Prevention of Proliferation of Biological Weapons.
Edward M. Connor, Jr., M.D., 59, is the Director, Office of Innovation Development and Investigational Therapeutics at Children's National Medi
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