SPARKS, Md., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — BD Diagnostics, a
segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced today that
Patrick R. Murray, Ph.D. joined the Company as Worldwide Director,
Scientific Affairs, Diagnostic Systems.
Dr. Murray brings experience from an esteemed career in
academics and clinical practice, most recently serving as Chief of
the Microbiology Service and Senior Scientist at the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center.
BD Diagnostics has a rich history of providing first-to-market
diagnostic solutions and is currently focused on identifying and
developing innovative technologies in Infectious Disease, Women’s
Health and Cancer Diagnostics.
In his new role, Dr. Murray will leverage his clinical expertise
to best define new product requirements, evaluate new technologies
and engage external experts and institutions in BD’s innovation
process. He will be based in the Company’s Sparks, MD office.
“We are very pleased to have a leading expert in infectious
disease diagnostics, such as Dr. Murray joining our team,” said Tom
Polen, President of BD Diagnostics – Diagnostic Systems. “His
clinical perspective will be a great addition to BD as we continue
to pursue new breakthrough diagnostic solutions.”
While at NIH, Dr. Murray oversaw the clinical and research
programs in Microbiology as well as postdoctoral training of Ph.D.
and M.D. microbiology and infectious disease fellows. He received
the NIH Clinical Center Director’s Award for Patient Care and the
NIH Director’s Award for Clinical Research. Prior to NIH, Dr.
Murray served as a Professor and Head of Clinical Microbiology at
the University of Maryland Medical Center and as Professor in the
Department of Medicine & Pathology at Washington University in
Saint Louis. He received his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology at UCLA
and conducted postgraduate training in Clinical Microbiology at the
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.