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Chris Erdman

Senior Advisor

Chris Erdman is a Senior Advisor to MacDougall Biomedical Communications. He has over 25 years of professional and academic cross-training to cover all aspects of life science communications. Chris has particular interests in strategic communications planning, corporate positioning for private and public companies, IPO positioning and planning, crisis management, presentation development and shareholder communications. He joined MBI in 2004 and prior to that was the Director of Communications and Chairman of the Disclosure Committee at Applied Molecular Evolution, (NASDAQ: AMEV, Acquired by Eli Lilly) and before that was Director of Business Development at Feinstein Kean Healthcare. His previous endeavors include positions in clinical oncology research, graduate work in public health, and significant experience authoring and editing medical journal articles and text books. His healthcare career was preceded by a stint working on Wall Street for Lehman Brothers during a global financial crash that did result in Lehman Brothers being sold at a steep discount. Chris graduated from Hobart College with a Bachelor's degree in philosophy and from the Boston University School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health degree.
5 things you always wanted to know about Chris:

I've read almost everything ever written by...
cormac McCarthy, Tom McGuane and Richard K. Morgan.

My last meal...
probably whatever’s on the chalk board at Alembic. With a Pliny the Elder.

Sometimes I get caught at work checking...
the weather in Colorado / Wyoming / California, kottke.org and fishing blogs.

Only in Boston for the weekend? You've got to...
go for a run around the Emerald Necklace taking in the Olmsted’s awesome contributions to Boston: the Fenway, the Muddy River, Jamaica Pond, the Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park. That earns you beer and fries at Deep Ellum for lunch. Stay at the Eliot Hotel so you can have great lodging plus roam Newbury St, the South End, Back Bay and the Public Garden before dinner time. Then, there are two great restaurants right in your hotel: Uni or Clio. Hop over the Charles to Cambridge for late night music at the Cantab in Central Square. Next day, your options are season-specific: in the spring, walk the Freedom Trail; in the summer, head to Gloucester for fishing or a mountain bike ride around Cape Anne; in the fall, paddle as far up the Charles as you can; in the winter, sledding at Larz Anderson Park or a Bruins game at the Gahden.

Back in the day, I was...
a bike messenger, a stable manager for a thoroughbred farm and a Research Associate for the former CMO and President of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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