Navigation Links
Ohr Pharmaceutical Appoints June S. Almenoff to Board of Directors

NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc. (OTCQB: OHRP), a pharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for unmet medical needs, today announced the appointment of June S. Almenoff , M.D., Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Almenoff has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working on early and late stage drug development.

"We are delighted to have Dr. Almenoff join Ohr's Board," said Dr. Irach Taraporewala, CEO of Ohr Pharmaceutical. "She offers tremendous expertise in the areas of pharmaceutical research and development, risk management, and product licensing. We look forward to working with June as we continue to achieve significant corporate milestones including the halfway point in enrollment of the Squalamine eye drop phase II clinical trial and our proposed listing on NASDAQ, both expected by midyear."

"I am excited to be joining the board of Ohr," said Dr. June Almenoff .  "Ohr has a promising pipeline and excellent team, and I look forward to working with the Board to help drive the company toward future success." 

June S. Almenoff , M.D., Ph.D. is President and Chief Medical Officer of Furiex Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical development and collaboration company (FURX: Nasdaq); she serves as the company's Principal Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.  Since its inception in 2010, Furiex has completed two successful proof-of-concept programs, one of which has advanced to pivotal Phase III trials.   Prior to joining Furiex, Dr. Almenoff had over 12 years of pharmaceutical industry experience at GlaxoSmithKline. During her tenure at GSK, she was a Vice President in the Clinical Safety organization at GSK, where she chaired a Pharma-FDA working group, and she also worked in the area of scientific licensing. While at GSK, Dr. Almenoff led teams that developed several systems for minimizing risk in early- and late-stage drug development, which were recognized by the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award and several other prestigious awards. Prior to joining GSK, Dr. Almenoff was on the faculty of Duke University Medical Center, where she is currently a Consulting Professor of Medicine.  

Dr. Almenoff received her B.A. cum laude from Smith College. She graduated from the M.D.-Ph.D. program at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University Medical Center.  Dr. Almenoff is a board-certified Fellow of the American College of Physicians with 10 years of clinical practice experience, and she has authored 50 publications.

About Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc.
Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc. (OHRP) is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the clinical development of new drugs for underserved therapeutic needs in large and growing markets. The Company is focused on advancing its pipeline products currently in phase II clinical development: Squalamine Eye Drops for the treatment of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration, and OHR/AVR118 for the treatment of cancer cachexia. Additional information on the company can be found at

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made only as the date thereof, and Ohr Pharmaceutical undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including the future success of our scientific studies, our ability to successfully develop products, rapid technological change in our markets, changes in demand for our future products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments, the financial resources available to us, and general economic conditions. Shareholders and prospective investors are cautioned that no assurance of the efficacy of pharmaceutical products can be claimed or assured until final testing, and no assurance or warranty can be made that the FDA or Health Canada will approve final testing or marketing of any pharmaceutical product. Ohr's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We disclaim any intent to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc.
Investor Relations:
Tel: (877) 215-4813

SOURCE Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. China Pharmaceutical Market Guidebook Series (4) 2013 Report
2. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces 2013 Annual Meeting Results
3. Hurel Corporation Appoints Leading Pharmaceutical Executive and Toxicologist Dr. James S. MacDonald to Board of Directors
4. Research-based Pharmaceutical Industry Launches Do You Mind? Campaign to Fight Mental and Neurological Disorders
5. Valeant Pharmaceuticals To Present At 34th Annual Goldman Sachs Global Healthcare Conference
6. Atlantic Pharmaceuticals President Named Health Care Hero Finalist in Atlanta Business Chronicle for Drug Abuse Deterrent Technology
7. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses In Excess Of $100,000 Investing In AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To Contact The Firm
8. Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Sued by Investor
9. Pharmaceutical Makers and Delivery Device Partners Rethink Delivery Technologies - New Report Examines this Evolving Segment
10. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Present at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference
11. Actinium Pharmaceuticals Clinical Results to be Presented at 8th International Symposium on Targeted Alpha Therapy Conference
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015  Thanks to a donor with a personal ... Center,s Sister Diane Grassilli Center for Women,s Health now ... San Francisco . Fred ... with a gift of $617,320 that allowed the Center ... Tomosynthesis and Whole Breast Ultrasound. Tomosynthesis, three-dimensional (3-D) mammography ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nov. 24, 2015  Natera, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... genetic testing and the analysis of circulating ... present at the 27 th  Annual Piper ... 2015 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  Matthew Rabinowitz, Ph.D., CEO of ... business activities and financial outlook. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Array BioPharma Inc. ... Chief Executive Officer, Ron Squarer , will ... in New York.  The public is welcome to ... the Array BioPharma website.Event:Piper Jaffray Annual Healthcare ConferencePresenter:  ... December 2, 2015Time:1:30 p.m. Eastern Time Webcast: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Charitable giving is at ... are made in the last five weeks of the year totalling over $358 billion ... 2012 to connect the nation’s charities with those individuals who want to “give back” ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... sizes, has launched their Black Friday sale a week early, offering 40% off ... to transform the intimate apparel industry through both mobile fit technology and the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... author explored the different restrictions and variables that determine which patients are or are ... are those patients that have a BMI over 40, are more than 100 pounds ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Catalent ... for drugs, biologics, consumer health and global clinical supply services, today announced that ... Clinical Trial Supply East Asia Conference, to be held at the InterContinental Seoul ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... DMG Productions announced that they ... airing first quarter 2016 via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. , Aphria, ... is in the business of producing and supplying medical marijuana pursuant to the Marijuana ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):