Dr. Peter Covitz

is appointed SVP of innovation, a newly created position, at medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals provider MDS Nordion. He will also be a member of the executive management team and a representative on the company’s scientific advisory board. Dr. Covitz will lead the company’s global effort to develop and implement new technology strategies and identify complimentary business opportunities to better serve customers and encourage growth. He comes to MDS Nordion from the National Cancer Institute in Maryland, where he was chief operating officer at NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. He holds a Ph.D in microbiology from Columbia and a BA from Colgate University. He holds a number of patents and has been widely published in scientific journals.

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