Dr. Michael Davidson joined the Board in 2021. Since August 2020, Dr. Davidson has served as the Chief Executive Officer of New Amsterdam Pharma B.V., a clinical stage company focused on the treatment of cardio-metabolic diseases. He was the Founder, a Director, and former Chief Scientific Officer of Corvidia Therapeutics, which was acquired in June 2020 by Novo-Nordisk for $2.1 billion. Dr. Davidson also serves as Clinical Professor and Director of the Lipid Clinic at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He is a leading expert in the field of Lipidology and was named in The Best Doctors in America for the past 10 years. Dr. Davidson was the co-founding Chief Medical Officer of Omthera Pharmaceuticals in 2008, which was later auired by Astra Zeneca Pharmaceutical in 2013 for $443M. He also founded the Chicago Center for Clinical Research, which became the largest investigator site in the United States and was aquired by PPD, Inc. in 1996. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Caladrius Biosciences, inc. (Nasdaq: CLBS), Silence Therapeutics PLC (Nasdaq: SLN), Sonogene LLC, Jocasta Neuroscience, Inc., and Trofi Nutritionals, Inc. His research background encompasses both pharmaceutical and nutritional clinical trials including extensive research on statins, novel lipid-lowering drugs, and omega-3 fatty acids. Dr. Davidson is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and clinical lipidology and served as President of the National Lipid Association from 2010 to 2011. He received his BA/MS from Northwestern University and MD from The Ohio State University School of Medicine.