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Dr. Fariba Ghodsian


Honors and Awards


  • Miss Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1982.

  • Harvard Medical School Research Fellowship. 1987-1988

  • Dean’s List, UCLA Graduate School of Management, two quarters. 1990.

  • Beta Gamma Sigma. 1990.

  • Best Seed Stage Venture Award for the presentation of a business plan on “Vapor Delivery Technology”, at the International Meeting on Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation, Moot Corporation, Austin, Texas. April 1991.

  • NIH Scientific Grant Review Board, Study Section “Assistive Devices and Skin Integrity”, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 1993.

  • Judge - UCLA Venture Proposal Competition. 1994.

  • Judge- California State Science Fair. 1994

  • Who’s Who in American Investors, 1996.

  • Outstanding Iranian Woman of the Year, Iranian Jewish Women’s Organization of Southern California, 1997.

  • New Economy Project. Invited participant in an Industrial Development Study assessing the capital structure, employment, technology development and market strategies in Los Angeles County. 1994.

  • Founding member of Board of Directors (1995-Present), Chairperson of Finance Committee (1995-1996) & Head of Selection Committee (1998-2000) – Southern California Biomedical Council.

  • Judge- Knapp New Venture Forum, UCLA, 1999.

  • International Executive Guild’s Who’s Who, 2000.

  • Judge- Knapp New Venture Forum, UCLA, 2000.

  • Member of Board of Trustees, American Technion Society, 2000-Present.

  • Judge- Knapp New Venture Forum, UCLA, 2001.

  • Ranked among the top five biotechnology analysts (4 out of 53) in the Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” survey on June 17, 2002, for 2001 stock recommendations.

  • Leader, Capital Structure & Resources Session in Government Gray Davis Life Sciences Summit for Southern California, June 19, 2003.



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