GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced June 21, 2006, that a former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been named to its board of directors.
Louis W. Sullivan served in then-President George H.W. Bush’s cabinet from 1989 to 1993.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Sullivan to Emergent’s board of directors,” said Fuad El- Hibri, chairman and CEO of Emergent BioSolutions. “Dr. Sullivan is a renowned leader in matters of public health and safety both nationally and abroad. His academic and medical accomplishments and his distinguished public service have had a global impact on the advancement of health care and our company is very fortunate to have access to his leadership and guidance.”
Sullivan serves as president emeritus of the Morehouse College School of Medicine in Atlanta, where he served as president from 1981 to 1989 and again from 1993 to 2002. He is a founder and chairman of Medical Education for South African Blacks Inc., and is a director of the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York.
“I am pleased to join the board of Emergent BioSolutions at a time in our history when biodefense and infectious diseases have become such important priorities,” Sullivan said. “Emergent has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to the protection of life through its long-standing commitment to the development and production of cutting-edge vaccines and other medical solutions.”
Emergent BioSolutions Inc., formed in 2004, is dedicated to the research, development and manufacture of products that harness the immune system to treat and prevent disease. These include vaccines and related products for prophylactic and therapeutic use against common infectious diseases and biological weapons of mass destruction.