Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY), Route 206 and Province Line Road, Box 4000, Princeton 08543-4000; 609-252-4000; Francis Cuss, chief scientific officer, president, R&D. www.bms.com.
Bristol-Myers Squibb has appointed Francis Cuss, 58, as executive vice president and chief scientific officer. Starting July 1, Cuss will replace Elliott Sigal, who is retiring at the age of 61.
Cuss was previously senior vice president of drug discovery, discovery medicine, and clinical pharmacology, managing BMS’s integration of pharmaceutical companies such as as Adnexus, Medarex, and ZymoGenetics.
Before joining BMS, Cuss spent 14 years at Schering-Plough and three years at Glaxo. He was a practicing doctor before joining the pharmaceutical industry. Cuss earned medical degrees at Cambridge University.
Sigal has been with BMS since 1997 and has overseen the creation of 14 new drugs to treat cancer, serious mental illness, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, rheumatoid arthritis, solid organ transplant rejection, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
CytoSorbents Inc. (CTSO), 7 Deer Park Drive, Suite K, Monmouth Junction 08852; 732-329-8885; fax, 732-329-8650. Phillip Chan, CEO. www.cytosorbents.com.
CytoSorbents has made two changes in its top management, appointing Christopher Cramer vice president of business development and Kathleen P. Bloch as CFO.
Cytosorbent is a medical device company that makes blood purification machines used in intensive care units.
Bloch was previously CFO of Laureate Biopharmaceutical Services Inc. Her resume includes executive positions at PC Group, Silver Line Building Products, and ERD Waste Corporation. She has a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University.
Cramer was previously senior director of new venture development at Johnson & Johnson, where he helped create and manage the company’s early-stage ventures from inception to product launch. He has a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and an MBA and master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon.
Princeton HealthCare System: University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, 1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro 08536; 609-853-7000; fax. Mark Jones, president. www.princetonhcs.org.
The University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro ended its seven-year fundraising drive after collecting $171 million. The record-breaking drive funded the construction of the 231-bed hospital on Route 1 at Plainsboro Road, which opened a year ago. The new hospital cost $522 million to build and replaced the old hospital on Witherspoon Street.
The campaign, dubbed “Design for Healing,” kicked off in 2006 with the goal of raising $100 million. The largest single donation was a $25 million gift from David and Patricia Atkinson. David is an investor and former partner at money management firm Miller, Anderson & Sherrerd. Patricia was membership chair of the hospital auxiliary for 10 years and treasurer for two years.
Other major donors were Bristol-Myers Squibb, which gave $6 million for a free and low-cost clinic for low-income patients, and George and Estelle Sands, who gave $7 million to build the Sands Center for Cardiac and Pulmonary Care.
Individuals who donated more than $1 million are the late venture capitalist and Phillies owner Alexander K. Buck and his wife, Sara; James R. Craigie, CEO of Church & Dwight; Stephen and Roxanne Distler, Bank of Princeton founder and owner of Princeton restaurants Elements and Mistral; Robert C. Doll, equity strategist for Nuveen and his wife; Banker and Cleveland Caveliers owner Gordon Gund and his wife, Llura; JoAnn Heffernan Heisen, former Johnson & Johnson executive; and mathematician, philanthropist, and Bloomberg co-founder Duncan L. MacMillan and his wife, Nancy.
Also investment banker Edward E. Matthews and his wife Marie, benefactors of McCarter Theater; Nora C. and James M. Orphanides, title insurance company leader; Leonard P. Punia and Family, real estate investors; Financier Jay Regan and his wife Amy; Judith and Bill Scheide, patron of the arts; William A. Schreyer (the late Bill Schreyer was the longtime CEO of Merrill Lynch) and his wife; the estate of Olga R. Shen, the widow of a Mobil Technical Center engineer; investor Arnold H. Snider and his wife; and John L. Steffens, former Merrill Lynch executive and current manager of Spring Mountain Capital, and his wife.
Companies and organizations that donated more than $1 million include the Charles Evans Foundation, Church & Dwight, Novo Nordisk, Princeton Radiology Associates, Princeton University, PSEG, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Starr Foundation.
Princeton House Behavioral Health, 905 Herrontown Road, Princeton 08540; 609-497-3300; fax, 609-497-3370. Richard Wohl MSW MBA, president. www.princetonhouse.org.
Richard Wohl has been named the first-ever president of Princeton House Behavioral Health.
Wohl has been managing operations at Princeton House for 20 years, overseeing its expansion from a single 80-bed facility to its current seven locations. In addition to the original inpatient facility, Princeton House operates five outpatient centers and an eating disorder clinic at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.