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Johns Hopkins: Alumna, Former Principal Deputy Commissioner at the FDA, Joins Aptinyx Board of Directors

Dr. Rachel Sherman, an alumna of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed to the board of directors of Aptinyx Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops therapies for the treatment of brain and nervous system disorders. Dr. Sherman worked at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for almost 30 years, most recently serving as principal deputy commissioner of Food and Drugs, before founding Rachel Sherman Partners LLC, a drug development, regulatory, and policy consulting firm earlier this year.

Dr. Sherman received her MPH from the Bloomberg School in 1989. She also serves as a clinical lecturer at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and as a senior policy fellow at Duke University’s Margolis Center for Health Policy.

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