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Form 8-K for OHR PHARMACEUTICAL INC


23-May-2013

Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibi


ITEM 5.02. DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

On May 17, 2013, Ohr's Board of Directors elected a new Director, June S. Almenoff, M.D., Ph.D., whose term will end at the 2014 annual meeting of shareholders.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Dr. Almenoff and any other person pursuant to which Dr. Almenoff was selected as a Director.

Since the beginning of the Company's last year, there have not been any transactions, or currently proposed transactions, or series of similar transactions, in which the Company was a party and in which Dr. Almenoff had a direct or indirect material interest.

As an inducement to serve as a director, the Company granted to Dr. Almenoff options to purchase 350,000 shares of Company Common Stock at $1.56 per share, of which 87,500 are vested and an additional 87,500 options will vest on each of the first three anniversaries of grant, so long as she continues as director.

June S. Almenoff, M.D., Ph.D. has served as the president and chief medical officer of Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since its inception in 2010 and is the principal executive officer of Furiex. She has served on the Furiex Board of Directors since 2012. Dr. Almenoff joined Furiex after a successful 12-year career at GlaxoSmithKline ("GSK"). She was vice president in the clinical safety and pharmacovigilance organization at GSK, where she served on the company's senior governing medical boards and managed a diverse therapeutic portfolio supporting numerous regulatory approvals. She led the GSK teams that developed three pioneering systems for minimizing risk in early- and late-stage drug development; these have been widely implemented by pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies and their impact on the industry has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award and several other prestigious awards. During her tenure at GSK, Dr. Almenoff chaired the Pharma-FDA working group on safety signal detection and was lead author on its influential position paper. She also led the scientific diligence effort for the acquisition of Stiefel Laboratories and established a licensing program for a drug development unit. Prior to joining GSK, Dr. Almenoff was on the faculty of Duke University Medical Center, where she is currently a Consulting Professor of Medicine. She is an author on 50 publications. Dr. Almenoff earned a bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Smith College. She graduated from the M.D.-Ph.D. program at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Stanford University Medical Center. She is a board-certified Fellow of the American College of Physicians with 10 years of clinical practice experience.



ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press Release dated May 22, 2013

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: May 22, 2013 OHR PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.

By: /s/ Irach Taraporewala,
Name: Dr. Irach Taraporewala,
Title: President and CEO

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