InfuSystem Holdings Names Mike McReynolds CIO: Madison Heights-based InfuSystem Holdings Inc. (NYSE MKT: INFU), a national provider of infusion pumps and related services for the U.S. healthcare industry, announced it has appointed Mike McReynolds as CIO of the company. In his role as CIO, McReynolds, 44, will be responsible for directing business improvement programs and enhancing the Company’s overall use of digital connectivity and technology. McReynolds brings extensive management experience in IT integrations and operations, cross-functional leadership, and business development to his new position. Most recently, he served as President of OxiArmor LLC, a provider of anti-microbial services, where he created and implemented distributor, independent, and alliance models and contracts that generated major new sales increases. Prior to that, McReynolds served as CIO of RecoverCare LLC, a provider of medical equipment, patient services, and clinical and financial supply chain solutions. There, he supported more than 800 employees at over 140 locations across the U.S., including multiple successful infrastructure consolidations and development of enterprise-wide web-based systems. In connection with his appointment as InfuSystems’ new CIO, McReynolds will receive 100,000 inducement stock options outside of the company’s 2007 Stock Option Plan with an exercise price of $1.75. The options will be granted on April 29, 2013 and vest over a three-year period, expiring in seven years. More at www.infusystem.com.
Wayne State Researcher Appointed Adjunct Foreign Prof At Karolinska Institute: Mark R. Luborsky, director of aging and health disparities research in the Institute of Gerontology and professor of anthropology and gerontology at Wayne State University, has been appointed adjunct foreign professor at the prestigious Nobel Prize-granting Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The six-year appointment recognizes Luborsky for his many scientific achievements and long-standing research focus on life reorganization and continuity of meaning and function. Luborsky is the editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly: International Journal for the Analysis of Health (2006-2013). He co-directed the IOG’s National Institutes of Health-funded post-doctoral training program. Currently, he serves as a member of the National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases on the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for a multi-site surgery trial, and is a member of the NIH/Community Influences on Health Behavior study section review panel. This June, he will conduct invited research training on environment and health at Yunnan University, China. Luborsky, who has been a faculty member at WSU for more than 15 years, has made significant research contributions in the areas of reintegrating injured people into meaningful and active lives. In particular, his NIH-funded study, Hip Fracture: Cultural Loss and Long-term Reintegration assessed ways to reduce health disparities among male and female survivors of hip fracture, which has a 45 percent fatality rate within one year. His current research aims to discover, assess and evaluate the key factors in shaping long-term, post-rehabilitation outcomes in active duty and veteran service members who have suffered spinal cord and mild brain injury. The Institute of Gerontology researches the aging process, educates students in gerontology, and presents programs on aging issues relevant to professionals, caregivers and older adults in the community. More at www.iog.wayne.edu.