Eric Perakslis Joins FDA as CIO, Chief Scientist of Informatics

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Eric Perakslis, former chief information officer of R&D information technology at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D, has joined the Food and Drug Administration as its new chief information officer and chief scientist of informatics.

In a brief statement to Bio-IT World, Perakslis said, “The commissioner has given me license to bring positive change to the agency and I am looking to engage our scientific/technologic community openly to make good things happen.”

The executive spent 13 years serving at Johnson & Johnson and held multiple roles including senior vice president and head of informatics for the corporate office of science and technology. While at the company, Perakslis’ tasks included focusing on pre-competitive data sharing, immunology and oncology informatics, as well as open source systems globalization.

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