SEATTLE, Wash. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 15, 2021 – Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisinicline for smoking cessation and nicotine addiction, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bridget Martell and Dr. Cindy Jacobs to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Martell and Dr. Jacobs to the board”, commented Rick Stewart, Achieve’s Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Dr. Martell’s clinical development experience compliments that of Dr. Jacobs, providing the company with depth of knowledge, particularly in the field of addiction, which is critically important for our continued success.”
Dr. Martell brings an impressive and diverse background of scientific, clinical, and leadership experience to the team. She is board certified in both Internal and Addiction Medicine, served over 20 years as a practicing physician at Yale, and remains active there as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Office of Cooperative Research. She has been a pivotal leader in the development and success of numerous marketed products across multiple therapeutic categories and has held leadership and executive roles at Pfizer, Kura Oncology, and Juniper Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Martell holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology from Cornell University, an M.A. in Molecular Immunology from Boston University, and an M.D. from The Chicago Medical School.
Dr. Jacobs currently serves as Achieve’s President and Chief Medical Officer. In addition to her board appointment, she will continue in this role leading the regulatory and clinical development efforts for cytisinicline. Dr. Jacobs brings over 30 years of experience in the industry, leading multiple development programs and product regulatory approvals. She has previously held leadership and executive roles at OncoGenex, Corixa, and Immunex. Dr. Jacobs received her Bachelor’s in Microbiology from Montana State University, her Master’s and Ph.D. in Veterinary Pathology/Microbiology from Washington State University, and an M.D. from the University of Washington Medical School.
About Achieve and Cytisinicline
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