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Akebia Therapeutics appoints Rita Jain as SVP and CMO

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Staff Writer | Cambridge, Mass., USA | May 26, 2017
AkebiaMay 26, 2017, Cambridge, Mass., USA - Akebia Therapeuticss, a biopharmaceutical company, announced the appointment of Rita Jain as senior vice president and chief medical officer.
Dr. Jain joins Akebia from AbbVie where she most recently was the Vice President of Men’s and Women’s Health and Metabolic Development.

During her time at AbbVie and Abbott she oversaw the development of more than 15 new chemical entities and marketed products.

Dr. Jainhas also held leadership roles at Pharmacia Corp, as well as a faculty position at the North Shore University Hospital where she was the Director of the Program in Novel Therapeutics.

Dr. Jain earned her M.D. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine and her B.S. from LIU/C.W. Post.

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