Agilent Technologies Inc. recently announced that the president of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Daniel K. Podolsky, has been appointed to join the company’s board of directors. He will officially join in July, expanding Agilent’s board to 10 members.
James G. Cullen, Agilent’s chairman, said in a press release: “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Podolsky to the Agilent board of directors. He is an excellent addition at an important time in the company’s growth. Dr. Podolsky has a depth of knowledge from his many years as a leader in the medical field, as well as a practical business sense as president of a top medical center. His insights into health care delivery issues are particularly relevant as Agilent continues its growth in the life science solutions and diagnostics markets.”
Dr. Podolsky has served as president of the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas since 2008. UT Southwestern is a leading academic medical center, research and patient care institution. Podolsky worked previously for Partners Health System, Inc., and he also served as Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
“I am honored to be joining the Agilent board of directors. The company has long been known for the quality of its products and people, and is now at a pivotal point in leveraging its experience into new and growing medical-related markets. I look forward to supporting its growth and success,” he said.
Recently, Baylor College of Medicine and Agilent Technologies Inc. joined forces to create the Agilent Technologies Mass Spectrometry Center of Excellence at Baylor, which will help researchers advance training and research into metabolomics.