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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Joseph Klein, Board of Directors

Over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, with a concentration on providing capital raising and capital structure advice to public companies. He worked initially in fixed income products and spent time in U.S. government debt trading as well as high yield corporate debt analysis. Mr. Klein has served as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets for Leerink Partners, a privately held investment bank catering exclusively to the healthcare space and was a Partner and Co-Founder of KKS Securities, a startup broker / dealer serving institutional money managers in sales and trading of equity, derivative, and convertible securities. He also served as Principal and Head of Convertible Security Capital Markets for Thomas Weisel Partners, an investment bank advising growth companies in the technology, consumer, and healthcare sectors. Mr. Klein holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Yale University.

Joseph Helpern, PhD, Board of Directors

With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Helpern currently is Chief Science Advisor to The Litwin Foundation and Executive Director of New Vision Research.  He also is Professor Emeritus at the Medical University of South Carolina, where since 2010 he has held an Endowed Chair and served as Director for the Center for Biomedical Imaging and Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Radiology.  Dr. Helpern was a tenured faculty member at New York University School of Medicine and served as Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Radiology and Founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging.  His numerous honors include a Distinguished Investigator award from the Academy of Radiology Research and an Excellence in Research Award from New York State.  Dr. Helpern received his PhD in Medical Physics from Oakland University, Rochester, MI, his MA in Organic Chemistry from The University of North Carolina, and a BA in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University.

COMPANY MANAGEMENT

Aaron Hernandez, Director of Corporate Development

Aaron Hernandez has over 20 years of experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors, focused on contract award acquisition and management; organizational development and operations; corporate communications; and project planning.  He holds an MA from the  University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA from the University of Michigan.

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