People: Novartis AG (NOVN.VX)
10 Jul 2014
Dr., Verena A. Briner, M.D., serves as Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of Novartis AG since 2013. Dr. Briner is professor of internal medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and chief medical officer and head of the department of medicine at the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital in Switzerland. She is a member of several medical and ethical institutions and commissions, including the board of the Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe, the senate of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, and the supervisory group for personalized medicine of the Centre for Technology Assessment TA-SWISS. She also is a member and former president of the Swiss Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Briner graduated from the University of Basel with an M.D. in 1978, and has a specialized degree in internal medicine and nephrology from the Swiss Medical Association. She has received several prestigious scholarships and scientific grants, including the President’s Grant of the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2011, and is an honorary fellow of the American College of Physicians, the European Federation of Internal Medicine, the Polish Association of Internal Medicine, and the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine. She was chief medical officer and department head at Swiss hospital; former president of Swiss medical society; member of various medical and ethical institutions and commissions.
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