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November 17, 1999

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Nina Ossanna Appointed New Director of Hopkins Office of Technology and Licensing

Ossanna Replaces Howard Califano, Now CEO of Johns Hopkins Singapore

Nina Ossanna, Ph.D., associate director of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), has been appointed director of OTL She replaces Howard Califano, J.D., who left OTL to assume the post of CEO of Johns Hopkins Singapore.

"Nina's six years working with Howard in the Office of Technology Licensing, as well as her background in the biomedical patent process, has fully prepared her to assume the post as director of this increasingly important component of Johns Hopkins Medicine," said Edward D. Miller, M.D., CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and dean of its medical faculty. Prior to joining the Office of Technology Licensing in 1993 as a licensing associate, Ossanna was a patent examiner at the United States Patent Office working in the biotechnology area. A resident of Washington D.C., Ossanna holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Arizona and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Johns Hopkins Medicine, a $1.7 billion enterprise that unites Hopkins' biomedical research, clinical, teaching and business enterprises, includes The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation, Johns Hopkins Bayview Physicians, Johns Hopkins HealthCare and Johns Hopkins Home Care Group.

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