Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has made two additions to its board who are well known in San Diego’s education and health care circles: Karen Haynes and Donald Kearns.

Kearns was the president and CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital from 2014 to 2018. He’s currently president emeritus of Rady Children’s.

Haynes retired in 2019 after five years as president of California State University San Marcos, and is now president emerita of the school.

Among recent news from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, in October the organization announced it received a $3.58 million grant to advance a compound that has shown early promise in helping prevent opioid relapse or overdose.