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The Long Run: Creating a Life Science Startup

Leen Kawas

Presenter: Leen Kawas, CEO of Athira Pharma
Topics: Fundamentals for Startups, Life Sciences, Training
Posted: 02/5/2021


Originally streamed Friday, January 5th, 2021 from 12-1 pm, featured Leen Jawas, CEO of Athira Pharma ( speaking about “The Long Run: Creating a Life Science Startup”

Dr. Leen Kawas has served as Athira Pharma’s CEO and as a member of the board of directors since January 2014. Previously, Dr. Kawas served as Athira’s vice president. Dr. Kawas serves on multiple boards, including the Washington Governor’s Life Science Advisory Board, Scientific Review Board for the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, and Alzheimer’s Association – Washington Chapter Board. She also served as the co-chair of the International Alzheimer’s Association Business Consortium. Dr. Kawas earned a Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology from Washington State University in 2011 and a pharmacy degree from the University of Jordan in 2008.

Recently, Dr. Kawas was named Life Sciences Executive of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal and was just featured in Encyclopaedia Britannica’s list of 20 Under 40: Young Shapers of the Future in Health and Medicine.

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