SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CollabRx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLRX) today announced the appointment of George Lundberg, M.D. as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Lundberg will continue in his position as Editor-in-Chief and Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of CollabRx.
Dr. Lundberg has more than 30 years combined experience as Editor-in-Chief of JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association), the 10 American Medical Association specialty journals, American Medical News, Medscape, The Medscape Journal, e-Medicine from Web MD, and MedPage Today from Everyday Health. A frequent lecturer, radio and television guest, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the Industry Standard dubbed Dr. Lundberg "Online Healthcare's Medicine Man" in 2000. Prior to joining CollabRx in 2010, Dr. Lundberg served as the President of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Laboratories at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center for 10 years, and for 5 years was the Professor and Chair of Pathology at the University of California, Davis. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, leaving as a lieutenant colonel after 11 years. Prior to his military service , Dr. Lundberg completed a clinical internship in Hawaii and a pathology residency in San Antonio. Called the medical Internet "pioneer" in 1995, Dr. Lundberg holds earned and honorary degrees from North Park College, Baylor University, the University of Alabama (Birmingham and Tuscaloosa), the State University of New York, Syracuse, Thomas Jefferson University and the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Lundberg has worked in tropical medicine in Central America and Forensic Medicine in New York, Sweden, and England. His major professional interests are toxicology, violence, communication, physician behavior, patient safety, and health system reform.
In addition to serving as Chief Medical Officer and Editor-In-Chief for CollabRx, Dr. Lundberg is presently President and Chair of the Board of Directors of The Lundberg Institute, a Consulting Professor at Stanford University, and Editor at Large for Medscape from WebMD.
"To have as prominent a physician and thought leader in medicine as Dr. Lundberg overseeing our internal processes and the content we provide to users and customers is truly an honor," said Thomas Mika, President & CEO of CollabRx. "George is widely known as a physician and editor of the highest integrity. We are grateful to have had him on our team and we are pleased that he has accepted these additional responsibilities."
CollabRx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLRX) is a recognized leader in cloud-based expert systems to inform health care decision-making. CollabRx uses information technology to aggregate and contextualize the world's knowledge on genomics-based medicine with specific insights from the nation's top cancer experts starting with the area of greatest need: advanced cancers in patients who have effectively exhausted the standard of care. More information may be obtained at http://www.collabrx.com and http://www.cancer.org.
CONTACT: Thomas R. Mika, CEO CollabRx, Inc. 415-248-5350 or James Carbonara, Regional Vice President Hayden IR 646-755-7412 James@haydenir.com