NAPLES, Fla., Dec. 6, 2021 — Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) (“Enveric” or the “Company”), a patient-centric biotechnology company developing next-generation mental health and oncology treatments by leveraging psychedelic-derived molecules for the mind and synthetic cannabinoids for the body, today announced the appointment of Bob Dagher, MD, as Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately.
Dr. Dagher brings over 20 years of experience working in clinical development in the pharmaceutical industry for both small and large pharmaceutical companies and as a board-certified physician from the American Board of neurology and psychiatry. He has an extensive therapeutic background concentrated in the neuroscience space which includes a focus on psychotic, affective and anxiety disorders, as well as neuroimmunology, neurodegeneration and movement disorders. Furthermore, Dr. Dagher has supported and driven successful drug development programs from preclinical stages through Phase 4 clinical trials.
“Dr. Dagher joins our team at a crucial time where we are continuing to build momentum and drive development of our key psychedelic molecules for the mind and cannabinoids for the body,” said Dr. Joseph Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Enveric Biosciences. “Dr. Dagher brings extensive experience working in the pharmaceutical industry with a focus and passion for drug development for neurological and mental health indications. His experience is expected to be very valuable as he will lead Enveric alongside our clinical team in continuing to advance our pipeline. Dr. Dagher’s addition to Enveric is key addition as we continue our focus on building a world-class management team.”
“As a trailblazing Company working to discover and develop the next-generation treatments through the use of both psychedelic-derived molecules for the mind and synthetic cannabinoids for the body, Enveric has major potential to make a real difference for mental health and cancer patients in need,” said Dr. Dagher. “As Chief Medical Officer, I look forward to working with the leadership and clinical teams to harness the power of these groundbreaking technologies to truly help bring solutions to various indications ranging from cancer-related distress to a whole host of other mental health disorders.”
Prior to joining Enveric, Dr. Dagher served as the Chief Medical Officer at WCG MedAvante-ProPhase where he led the clinical science organization to help forge and develop compelling scientific solutions to match industry challenges. Before joining WCG, Dr. Dagher served as the Chief Medical Officer at Cadent Therapeutics, where he led and advanced the company’s pipeline of small molecules, coupled with the implementation of precision biomarkers, for the development of innovative programs in rare diseases and common indications targeting movement and cognitive disorders. Following his early experience treating patients in academic and private practice settings, Dr. Dagher started his career in the pharmaceutical industry at GlaxoSmithKline, followed by Sanofi/Genzyme working on neurology, psychiatry, and urology indications.
Robert Wilkins, MD, stepped down from his role of Chief Medical Officer on November 29th, 2021. David Johnson, Executive Chairman, stated, “I want to thank Robert for his commitment to Enveric over the past two years. His contributions to our team have been significant and meaningful. His leadership has helped guide our transformation into the biotechnology company we are today. We relied on Robert’s expertise having worked with several biomedical startups in the past and have valued his deep knowledge in the pharmaceutical space. His guidance and insights have helped shape Enveric’s leadership team. We are grateful for the significant contributions he has made to Enveric and wish him the best of luck on his future endeavors.”
About Enveric Biosciences
Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) is an innovative biotechnology company developing next-generation mental health and oncology treatments and clinical discovery platform, leveraging psychedelic-derived molecules for the mind and synthetic cannabinoids for the body. Enveric’s robust pipeline supports drug discovery efforts and clinical development programs to enable potential commercialization of effective treatments for millions of patients in need around the world. For more information, please visit www.enveric.com.
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