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james e. tarver, PhD
Dr. Tarver has recently joined Vibe Pharmaceuticals LLC as Chief Executive Officer. He brings a strong record of management and leadership in dynamic scientific and business environments. He continues to serve as Executive Director in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania where he has worked for more than four years.
Dr. Tarver spent 9 years at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he began as a research scientist and ended as Associate Director in the Medicinal Chemistry department. He is an experienced research manager with a breadth of knowledge in drug discovery R&D, with particular focus on bone disease and immunology, and is vastly experienced with scientific talent recruiting. He is an inventor of several preclinical candidates for osteoporosis and has recently authored several papers and presentations on the topic.
Currently pursuing an M.B.A at Fox Business School, Temple University, Dr. Tarver has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and B.S. in Chemistry & Mathematics from Morehouse College.
Robert pignolo, MD, PhD
Dr. Pignolo is Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Vibe Pharmaceuticals. He is Director of the Ralston-Penn Clinic for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disorders and Associate Professor of Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. A physician-scientist specializing in osteoporosis and bone disorders, Dr. Pignolo practices at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia. He conducts research on bone biology, cell aging, osteoporosis, heterotopic ossification and stem cell biology.
Currently a Fellow at the Institute on Aging and the Ian Cali Clinical & Research Scholar at the Center for FOP and Related Bone Disorders, Dr. Pignolo is also an active member of several academic and scientific committees and several professional organizations such as the American Geriatrics Society, Gerontological Society of America, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American Aging Association, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine and the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Dr. Pignolo has published over 120 manuscripts. He has been recognized for his scholarship, mentorship, research and clinical practice via a number of prestigious awards throughout his 15 year career as a physician-scientist. Since 2007, he has been listed as one of America's Top Physicians by the Consumer's Research Council of America. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in Molecular Orthopaedics and recently received the ASBMR Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Pignolo received his MD and completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He was recently featured in the journal International Innovation for his pioneering work in osteoporosis research.
Patty Quinn McAuley
Patty Quinn McAuley is the Chief Marketing Officer for Vibe Pharmaceuticals. In this role, she is responsible for leading the marketing and communications efforts of the company.
She has held various senior sales and marketing positions in the pharmaceutical, asset management, and luxury goods industries and has a proven record of helping companies achieve growth through product positioning, corporate branding and sales and marketing campaign execution. She currently holds the position of Director of Management at Clark Capital Management Group, a Philadelphia-based independent asset manager.
Patty is currently pursuing an M.B.A. at the Fox School of Business at Temple University, and holds the Certified Financial Planner designation, FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. She graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a B.S. in Mass Media Communications.