Timothy R. Franson, M.D.has served on our Board since July 2015.
Currently he is a Principal in Faegre Drinker Consulting in the Health and FDA Practice sectors. From April 2014 to July 2019, Dr. Franson served as the Chief Medical Officer for YourEncore, a consultancy that helps global life sciences and consumer health companies accelerate new product pipelines and bring safer, more effective products to consumers. Until 2008, Dr. Franson was Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs at Lilly Research Laboratories (Eli Lilly and Company).
Dr. Franson has been directly involved in dozens of successful major regulatory approvals, and he has extensive clinical and regulatory experience in all pre- and post-approval phases of pharmaceutical development. He has co-chaired working groups for several industry initiatives, including the joint Food and Drug Administration (FDA), industry working group addressing clinical aspects of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997. Dr. Franson served as the President of the US Pharmacopeia Convention (USP), which establishes drug quality standards enforced by regulators such as FDA, from 2010 to 2015, and served on the organization’s Board of Trustees as immediate Past President until 2020. In addition, Dr. Franson serves as a member of the board of directors for Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.
From 2016 to 2021, Dr. Franson served as Chair of the board of directors for the Critical Path Institute, which collaborates with FDA and industry in innovation advances, and remains on that board as Immediate Past Chair. He also served on the board of directors for Myrexis, Inc. (formerly Myriad Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) from 2010 to 2013.
Dr. Franson received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.
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