December 8, 2010

Gregory Zimet, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been named co-leader of the cancer prevention and control research program at the IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. The group tries to reduce cancer and cancer deaths through prevention, early detection and helping cancer survivors.

Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. named Douglas J. Wenners its senior vice president for provider engagement and contracting. He succeeds Bob McIntire, who had previously announced he would retire at year’s end. Wenners is currently president of WellPoint's health insurance plan in New Hampshire.