Acceleron Announces Planned Retirement of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Matthew L. Sherman
Dr. Sherman joined Acceleron in 2006 as its first Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sherman has successfully led the clinical development of multiple internally discovered programs, most notably the Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials of luspatercept.
“I am sincerely grateful to Matt for his dedicated service to Acceleron throughout the past twelve years and for his support through my first year as CEO,” said
"I am truly proud of our achievements at Acceleron over the last twelve years, including building an outstanding clinical development team, advancing multiple protein therapeutics into Phase 2 development and working strategically alongside our collaboration partner for the ongoing Phase 3 trials of luspatercept. I am looking forward to continuing to work on the luspatercept program. Acceleron is well-positioned for continued success and I am excited about the future of the company in all areas," said Dr. Sherman.
Dr. Sherman will remain on staff until the release of topline data from the MEDALIST and BELIEVE trials, and then serve in an advisory capacity for one year thereafter. The Company is now initiating a search for the position of Chief Medical Officer.
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Acceleron focuses its research and development efforts in hematologic, neuromuscular, and pulmonary diseases. In hematology, the Company and its global collaboration partner,
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