Dec. 16, 2012 @ 09:49 PM

National Association of Home Care & Hospice appoints board member
RALEIGH – The National Association of Home Care & Hospice has appointed Starr Browning, executive director of Duke HomeCare & Hospice, to represent the director, corporate provider section seat on the associations’ board. 
Browning currently is a member of the executive board of directors for the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina, and serves as a member of the government affairs committee.
Browning has been in health care for 34 years. She has served as executive director of Duke HomeCare & Hospice at Duke University Health System since 1998. Duke HomeCare & Hospice provides Medicare-certified home health, hospice and home infusion services.
NAHC is a trade association representing the interests of home care and hospice providers through advocacy, education and outreach. It was founded in 1982.
AAD adds to sales and customer service team
DURHAM – Advanced Animal Diagnostics, a developer of technologies for the rapid diagnosis of farm animal diseases, has added sales and customer service staff in preparation for the commercialization of its first technology platform.
Paula Bell has been hired as area sales manager for the Northwest region of the United States, and Tim Griswold is named area sales manager for the Upper Midwest region. Jolyn Crane has also been hired as manager of customer service and supply chain operations.
Bell will focus on building a sales network and introducing the company’s technology platform to dairy farms in the northwest U.S. Griswold will be responsible for AAD’s sales efforts and product introduction in the upper Midwest.
Crane will be responsible for leading the customer service and supply chain management team. She managed a customer service team at Cheminova, including responsibilities for distributor relationships and sales/rebate programs for the company. 
AAD’s first technology, the Milk Leukocyte Differential, identifies and counts the different white blood cells in the milk of each quarter to detect the presence of subclinical mastitis before symptoms are visible to the producer.
NIEHS researcher achieves tenure
DURHAM – Leping Li is now a tenured researcher in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ Biostatistics Branch, according to a news release.
As a bioinformaticist, or a person who studies methods for storing, retrieving, and analyzing biological data, Li’s expertise is in high demand at the institute.
Li has led his own research group at the institute since 2003, and develops methods for analyzing DNA sequences that regulate gene expression.
He received a B.S. in medicinal chemistry from Fudan University in the People’s Republic of China in 1987, and a doctorate, also in medicinal chemistry, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994.