Health Learning Systems, a medical-education company, has announced the appointment of Robyn Kohn to the position of senior vice president, strategic development.

Health Learning Systems is a unit of CommonHealth (www.commonhealth.com), a healthcare communications network.

Ms. Kohn has more than 20 years of experience in national and global healthcare communications and strategic planning and holds a master's degree in educational psychology. She comes to the unit with extensive pharmaceutical experience, spanning all therapeutic categories including cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, rheumatology and transplant medicine.

Ms. Kohn joins the company from MediVia, an Omnicom Group healthcare company in New York, where she held the title of senior vice president, director of business development and strategic planning.

``I've admired Health Learning Systems and have followed the development of CommonHealth leadership for years and find them to be one of the best healthcare-communications service providers in the industry,'' noted Ms. Kohn. ``I look forward to contributing to the strategic vision and continued growth of our business and our clients' business,'' she said.

CommonHealth comprises Health Learning Systems, Thomas Ferguson Associates, Adient, The Quantum Group, Noesis Healthcare Interactions, The Xchange Group, ProCom International, The Conectics Group, MBS/Vox, Enterprise IG Health, EinsonHealth, MD&A/Salud, Shire Hall, CommonHealth Europe, CommonHealth Australia and CommonHealth Kyowa.