Dr. Julie L. Gerberding to Retire from MSD


March 1, 2022 10:15 am ET

KENILWORTH, N.J.– MSD (NYSE: MRK), a trade name of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, today announced that Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, chief patient officer and executive vice president, population health and sustainability, will be retiring from MSD in May 2022. Earlier today, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) announced that Dr. Gerberding will become CEO of the FNIH on May 16.

“Julie’s accomplishments during her 12 years with MSD will have an impact on our company, our communities and the patients we serve that extends well beyond her tenure with us,” said Robert M. Davis, chief executive officer and president, MSD. “Julie embraced and embodied MSD’s commitment to patients and to our purpose to save and improve lives. Julie has been instrumental in developing our environmental, social and governance strategy, which will enable MSD to continue our exemplary legacy of being a force for good in the world. I am grateful to her for her leadership and for her many contributions to our company and global health.”

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