Congrats but you are moving to the dark side…..


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When the announcement came out, I knew there was no going back.  “I am pleased to announce that Marielena (Maty) Mata will be moving into a new development role in the Oncology Strategic Marketing group on July 1, 2012”.  It was a Friday afternoon and, though many of my colleagues were on their way to ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology), the messages starting pouring in from Blackberries and iPhones: “Congratulations,” “Best of luck,” “we’ll miss you,” “smart move,” “Congrats but you are moving to the dark side.”  If industry is the dark side of science, app