NEW YORK, Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kadmon Holdings, Inc. (KDMN) today announced the appointment of David E. Cohen, M.D., MPH, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Cohen has held a variety of positions at the New York University School of Medicine, including as Chief of Allergy and Contact Dermatitis, Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs, Director of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology, and the Charles C. and Dorothea E. Harris Professor of Dermatology.
“David brings to Kadmon a deep understanding of the research and treatment of immune and fibrotic disorders, which aligns perfectly with our near-term focus to bring promising new products to market in these therapeutic areas,” said Harlan W. Waksal, M.D., President and CEO at Kadmon. “David’s clinical expertise, along with his board and consultancy experience at several healthcare companies, will enrich the scientific acumen of our board and better position Kadmon for continued clinical progress.”
Dr. Cohen is the Charles C. and Dorothea E. Harris Professor of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine, where he also serves as Chief of Allergy and Contact Dermatitis, Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs, and Director of Occupational and Environmental Dermatology. Dr. Cohen joined the NYU faculty in 1994 and his work has concentrated on cutaneous allergic and toxic reactions to exogenous and photo-reactive chemicals and the interaction of environmental stressors on the skin. Dr. Cohen has previously served as a lecturer of Environmental Sciences at Columbia University School of Public Health. Dr. Cohen has been a member of the board of directors of Dermira since 2014 and had previously served as a scientific advisor to Dermira since its inception in 2010. Dr. Cohen served on the boards of directors of Vyteris from 2011 to 2012 and Connetics from 2005 until its sale to Stiefel in 2006.
Dr. Cohen is the Past President of the American Dermatological Association, and served as President of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the Dermatology Section of the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York Dermatological Association. He served as a founding board member for the American Acne and Rosacea Society, and led the national guidelines of care for individuals with Latex allergy and served on the panel to establish the national guidelines of care for Atopic Dermatitis for the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Cohen received his M.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, his MPH at Columbia University, and served as an Intern at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, a Dermatology resident from the New York University Medical Center and a resident in Occupational and Environmental Medicine from Columbia University School of Public Health. Dr. Cohen received his B.S. from the City University of New York.
About Kadmon Holdings, Inc.
Kadmon Holdings, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company developing innovative product candidates for significant unmet medical needs. Our product pipeline is focused on inflammatory and fibrotic diseases.
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