National Hemophilia Foundation Board Names New CEO

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the National Hemophilia Foundation has announced the selection of Alan Kinniburgh, PhD, as the foundation's new CEO. The appointment will take effect on January 17, 2005. Kinniburgh comes to NHF after several years of service at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where he was the senior vice president of research.

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"I am extremely pleased that Alan Kinniburgh has agreed to become our CEO," says NHF President Paul Haas. "The search committee looked at a group of very well-qualified candidates, and I believe they have done an excellent job in identifying this outstanding leader. Alan brings significant scientific, organizational and fundraising experience to the position, and I believe his leadership will help NHF and this community move to a higher level."

In his role at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Kinniburgh oversaw a research program with a budget of more than $45 million annually, including a broad range of grants to nationally known scientists and prestigious institutions. He was also a frequent spokesperson for the organization and a commentator for the media on blood-related cancers. Previously, he held a variety of other significant organizational, scientific and academic positions, including serving as the founding director of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics.

"I'm extremely excited to have this opportunity to work with the National Hemophilia Foundation and help make a difference for people affected by bleeding disorders," Kinniburgh says. "This is a very passionate, dedicated and hard-working community with a proud history. It is my hope that through our collective efforts we will continue to build our advocacy, research and education programs so that we may improve the lives of patients and their families."

Established in 1948, the mission of the National Hemophilia Foundation is education, research and advocacy on behalf of people with bleeding disorders, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. NHF has member chapters throughout the country, and a communications network that brings healthcare professionals and consumers the latest bleeding disorders news and information, along with a wide variety of other resources. For more information about NHF, please call (800) 42-HANDI, or log on to

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CONTACT: Glenn Mones, Director of Communications of National HemophiliaFoundation, +1-212-328-3755, or

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