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Jane Rhodes, MBA, PhD

Director, New Initiatives

Biogen Idec

Dr Jane [Relton] Rhodes is Senior Director of New Initiatives for the Value Based Medicine team in the Biogen innovation hub. Dr Rhodes leads a number of initiatives that employ digital solutions to help transform multiple sclerosis patient care including the development of an i-Pad-based MS performance test for self-administered functional neurological assessment.

Dr Rhodes began her scientific career in the field of neurology drug discovery research, and worked on novel therapies for stroke, MS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, with a particular interest in the neuro-inflammatory components of these diseases. In this capacity, she published numerous peers reviewed papers and is named as an inventor on ten patents. After completing her MBA, Dr Rhodes led cross-functional teams working on products in all phases of drug development thorough commercialization and life cycle management.

Dr Rhodes earned her undergraduate Joint Honors degree in Pharmacology and Physiology from the University of Manchester, UK, and her PhD in Neurophysiology, also from the University of Manchester, UK. Dr Rhodes also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College F.W. Olin School of Business, in Wellesley MA.

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