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Karin Eastham Steps Down as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Burnham Institute for Medical Research

LA JOLLA, Calif. , August 21, 2008

Karin Eastham
Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) has announced that Karin Eastham, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Trustees has resigned effective September 30. 

“Karin has made significant contributions to the Institute leading our administrative support team over the past four years.  She was instrumental in establishing the relationship with our Florida partners and creating our bicoastal operation,” stated John Reed, President and CEO. “We wish Karin continued success as she pursues new challenges and opportunities.”

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