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Eric Lofgren Joins Burnham Institute for Medical Research as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer

LA JOLLA, Calif. , May 12, 2008

Eric Lofgren has joined Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Lofgren joins Burnham from SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) where he worked for 19 years in a variety of financial and administrative positions. He was most recently the Vice President and Business Unit Controller for the Information Technology Services Business Unit, a unit with a budget of $180 million and 800 employees.

From 2000 – 2005, Lofgren worked as Vice President and Corporate Planning Manager, a position where he was responsible for briefing SAIC’s senior management team on financial results and annual projections. He has significant experience in public accounting and, working with government contracts and government auditors.

“We are confident that Eric’s experience will be invaluable as our multi-site Institute continues its rapid growth,” said Karin Eastham, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Burnham.

Lofgren graduated from University of San Diego with a BBA in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting in 1987.

About Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is dedicated to discovering the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow. Sanford-Burnham takes a collaborative approach to medical research with major programs in cancer, neurodegeneration and stem cells, diabetes, and infectious, inflammatory, and childhood diseases. The Institute is recognized for its National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and expertise in drug discovery technologies. Sanford-Burnham is a nonprofit, independent institute that employs more than 1,000 scientists and staff in San Diego (La Jolla), Calif., and Orlando (Lake Nona), Fla. For more information, visit us at

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