Inverness Medical Innovations Inc. added an ovarian cancer expert to its board of directors.
The Waltham-based diagnostics maker said it named Dr. Eli Adashi to its board and compensation committee.
Adashi, the founder Huntsman Cancer Research Institute’s ovarian cancer program, is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and its human embryonic stem cell and women’s health research committees. He’s written or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, more than 120 book chapters or reviews and 13 books about ovarian biology, cancer and reproductive health.
He’s also the former dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University, where he’s credited with pushing the college’s medical school up nine spots on U.S. News & World Report‘s scholastic rankings, overhauling its outdated curriculum and increasing its class and faculty size.