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September 05, 2015 12:12 AM ET

Company Overview of The Wistar Institute

Company Overview

The Wistar Institute is an educational institution.

3601 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

Key Executives for The Wistar Institute

President and Chief Executive Officer
Director of Communications
Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Cancer Center
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Wistar Institute Key Developments

Anixa Enters into Collaborative Research Agreement with Wistar Institute

Anixa Diagnostics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITUS Corporation, has entered into a collaborative research agreement with The Wistar Institute to further the development of a cancer screening test. Current methods to identify and measure this biomarker are cumbersome, expensive and unreliable. Anixa has identified alternative methodologies for identifying the biomarker, and through its collaboration with Wistar, expects to refine and corroborate these methodologies.

The Wistar Institute Promotes Elyse Hoffmann to Director of Donor Relations and Special Events

The Wistar Institute announced the promotion of Elyse Hoffmann to Director of Donor Relations and Special Events, an elevated position with a key leadership role in shaping the organization’s development strategy and special events impact. She previously served as Manager of Events and Donor Marketing. In her new role, Hoffmann will lead the implementation of Wistar’s donor outreach and special events strategy. By integrating special events with clear and consistent marketing guidance, she will build Wistar’s brand and energize donors.

Wistar Institute Announces Executive Changes

Wistar Institute announced Russel E. Kaufman, Chief Executive Officer since 2002, is stepping down in March 2015 to be succeeded by Dario C. Altieri. Altieri, who left the University of Massachusetts in 2010 to head Wistar's cancer center and serve as the institute's first Chief Scientific Officer.

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