Novant Health appoints vice president of research, innovation

By Jessica Kim Cohen

Novant Health has named Mark J. King its vice president of research and innovation, effective March 11.

King joins Novant Health from the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based health system’s neighbor, Atrium Health. King serves as Atrium Health’s assistant vice president of research administration, where he oversees clinical trials and research operations. He will continue in that role until March.

King previously led development of oncology clinical trials as assistant vice president for the clinical trials office at Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute.

Another component of King’s new role will involve helping Novant Health apply emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to clinical research efforts.

King will report to Dr. Eric Eskioglu, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Novant Health.

“Mark has over 15 years of experience in furthering research and development through clinical trials with medical and healthcare systems,” Eskioglu said in a news release. “His depth of knowledge will be valuable in helping Novant Health continue to grow in the remarkable care we provide to our patients with expanded treatment options through advanced clinical research.”

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