Relmada Therapeutics Appoints CNS Therapeutic Expert Cedric O'Gorman MD as Chief Medical Officer
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RLMD), a late-stage biotechnology company addressing diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), today announced the appointment of Cedric O'Gorman MD as the Company's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. O'Gorman will lead medical, clinical and regulatory functions in support of the Company's late-stage REL-1017 development program.
Dr. O'Gorman brings to Relmada more than two decades of life sciences experience in clinical development, medical affairs and medical strategy, with significant expertise in the CNS therapeutics field. Most recently, he served as Chief Medical Officer at Alpha Cognition, where he led clinical development programs for the company's Alzheimer's disease targets. Prior to Alpha Cognition, he served as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, at Axsome Therapeutics, where Dr. O'Gorman led clinical development programs for therapeutic indications, which included major depressive disorder (MDD), agitation associated with Alzheimer's disease, narcolepsy and migraine. Prior to Axsome, he was Vice President of Medical Affairs at Intra-Cellular Therapies, and before that, Dr. O'Gorman was the U.S. Medical Lead for Psychiatry at Genentech/Roche. Prior to Genentech/Roche, he spent five years at Pfizer representing medical affairs on several branded neuroscience products for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and MDD.
"Dr. O'Gorman adds important depth to our management team given his extensive CNS medical and research experience, and his demonstrated leadership acumen," stated Sergio Traversa, Relmada's Chief Executive Officer. "Importantly, he has significant expertise that correlates directly with our ongoing REL-1017 development program, and successfully developed a recently approved antidepressant with a similar mechanism of action to our promising product candidate. As we approach key regulatory discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and consider additional potential clinical trials for REL-1017, we look forward to leveraging Dr. O'Gorman's substantial clinical development and regulatory experience. We welcome his energy and insights as we continue to move forward with our late-stage REL-1017 program for MDD."
"I am excited to be joining Relmada at this critical juncture and look forward to collaborating with the outstanding leadership team," said Dr. O'Gorman. "Based on the promising data generated to date, which I have reviewed thoroughly, I am highly confident in the potential of REL-1017 to be an important, safe and effective new therapy for the treatment of MDD."
Dr. O'Gorman received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland in Galway, trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, England, and earned his MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.
Relmada Therapeutics is a late-stage biotechnology company addressing diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), with focus on major depressive disorder (MDD). Relmada's experienced and dedicated team is committed to making a difference in the lives of patients and their families. Relmada's lead program, REL-1017, is a new chemical entity (NCE) and novel NMDA receptor (NMDAR) channel blocker that preferentially targets hyperactive channels while maintaining physiological glutamatergic neurotransmission. REL-1017 has entered late-stage development as an adjunctive treatment for MDD in adults. In addition, Relmada is advancing a clinical-stage program in neurodegenerative diseases based on psilocybin and select derivative molecules. Learn more at www.relmada.com.
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Released January 9, 2023