Winchester, MA Dr. Layne Johnson will leave his position as VIVO Project Director effective February 28, 2015. Layne has worked hard in the interests of VIVO's growth and sustainability, and we've seen some excellent progress. After reaching the important milestone of documenting a strategic plan for the project, Layne has decided to pass the role of leading the community through its implementation to a successor.
Layne is formally trained as a scientist and has worked in the pharmaceutical research industry, most recently at Pfizer where he served as Global Head, Information Management.
The VIVO Steering Group is meeting in early March to plan next steps and would like to hear from community members who have questions and recommendations at this time. Please feel free to be in touch with Jonathan Markow (jjmarkow at duraspace dot org), Dean B. Krafft (dean dot krafft at cornell dot edu), or any member of the VIVO Steering Group.
The DuraSpace and VIVO project teams would like to thank Layne for his accomplishments and contributions as the VIVO Project Director. We wish him well in his future endeavors.