Founder of VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and G5 Partners, LLC, Douglass B. Given is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 8 different companies and currently holds the position of Chairman of Akiri, Inc., Chairman for Medical Excellence, Inc., Chairman for Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Director at Health 2047, Inc. and Managing Partner at G5 Partners, LLC. Dr. Given is also on the board of Vivaldi Biosciences, Inc. (former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer) and Frst Mile Care, Inc. and Member of The University of Chicago Medical Center.
In the past Dr. Given held the position of Chairman at VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Chairman at VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a subsidiary of VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Partner-Investment & General at Bay City Capital LLC, Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President for Mallinckrodt, Inc.(Old), Vice President-Research Laboratories at G.D. Searle & Co., Inc., Vice President at Schering-Plough Research Institute and Vice President for Monsanto Co.
Douglass B. Given received a doctorate from The University of Chicago and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.