Huron Consulting Group Strengthens International Health and Education Capabilities
CHICAGO – October 2, 2008 – Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced that Mark Barnes has joined the Company as a managing director in the Health and Education Consulting practice focused on the international needs of academic medical centers and research universities.
“Huron has an extensive range of academic medical center clients, many of which are increasingly expanding their health and education missions to encompass global strategies,” said Gary E. Holdren, chairman and chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. “Mark’s expertise working with academic medical centers on issues impacting their research enterprise, including emerging global health matters, will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”
Barnes comes to Huron from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he served as executive vice president, chief administrative officer and director of research operations. For the past 25 years, he has practiced and taught health law, served as a Washington lobbyist and advocate, as well as administering domestic and international healthcare programs. From 2001 until 2007, Barnes was a partner at the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP. He has also served as executive director of Harvard University’s AIDS treatment programs in Nigeria, Tanzania and Botswana. Barnes is recognized as one of the leading authorities on clinical trials, research compliance, federal grants compliance, medical privacy, and healthcare infrastructure development. He will be based in Huron’s New York office.
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