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 licens
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