NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. ("ITI"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics for CNS disorders, is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sir Michael Rawlins , MD, FRCP, FMedSci, to its board of directors. Sir Michael is an internationally respected figure in the field of drug safety, clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness having been Chairman of the UK's National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) from 1999 (at its inception) through March 2013. NICE provides guidance to the UK's National Health Service (NHS) on whether new or existing pharmaceutical products should be made available to patients covered under the NHS and also develops clinical guidelines for patient care by NHS professionals. Recently, Sir Michael assumed the Presidency of the UK's Royal Society of Medicine, a center for education and scholarship both in the UK and globally. Sir Michael had a distinguished career as professor of clinical pharmacology and a general physician at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is the recipient of numerous honors over the years, such as the Hutchinson Medal in 2003, the Galen Medal in 2010, and the Prince Mahidol Award for Medicine in 2012. He was appointed Knight Bachelor in 1999.
"We are excited to have Sir Michael Rawlins join our board," stated Sharon Mates , Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intra-Cellular Therapies. "His expertise in the cost-effectiveness of new pharmaceuticals and other issues in health economics will be invaluable to Intra-Cellular Therapies. I look forward to working closely with Michael as we transition our clinical programs through late-stage development and commercial approval."
"I am delighted to join the ITI Board of Directors. It
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