Jennifer Simpson, PhD

Jennifer Simpson, PhD Biography

Jennifer Simpson, PhD
Board Member, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee Chair, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Strategic Clinical Development Committee

Dr. Simpson is the President and CEO of Panbela Therapeutics as of July 2020. She previously served as President and CEO of Delcath, 2015-2020.

Prior to Delcath, Dr. Simpson served in positions of increasing responsibility at ImClone Systems (a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company), most recently as Vice President, Global Marketing, Oncology Brand Lead, where she was responsible for product commercialization activities and launch preparation for one of their late stage assets. Prior to ImClone, Dr. Simpson was Product Director, Oncology Therapeutics Marketing at Ortho Biotech (now Janssen Biotech), a Pennsylvania-based biotech focused on innovative solutions in immunology, oncology and nephrology.

Early in her career, she spent over a decade as a hematology/oncology nurse practitioner and educator. Dr. Simpson earned a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.S. in Nursing from the University of Rochester, and a B.S. in Nursing from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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