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Meet our employees

  • Geri-Lynn Utter
  • Mikaela Odlander
  • Mattias Liljestrand
  • Julyne Derisse-Simmons
  • Lee R. Marks
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Why have you chosen to work for Orexo?

Making the transition from clinical practice to working in Medical Affairs at Orexo, has given me the opportunity to continue to work within the therapeutic areas of substance use disorders and mental health, in which I am very passionate. In my work at Orexo, I am closely involved in innovative research and development of therapies, designed to offer individuals access to evidence-based, psychological treatments. My time at Orexo has allowed me to instigate positive change in the treatment of substance use disorders and behavioral health, and for that I am grateful.   

What is the best thing about working for Orexo?

The people, of course! I feel comfortable picking up the phone or shooting an e-mail to my colleagues in Sweden as well as those in the US office to discuss ideas, concerns, brainstorm, and to solicit guidance or advice. And, feeling that level of comfort often lends itself to exploring novel concepts, processes, and future product development.

What is the hardest part of your job?

Trying not to lose my voice! In my role as Medical Science Liaison at Orexo I interact and offer support to many departments such as medical, sales, market access, marketing, digital therapeutics, etc. So, on any given day I may be talking with multiple colleagues across these departments. And, by the end of the day I am all talked out!  I do, however, appreciate the novelty that each day brings; it keeps me on my toes.

What are your main challenges in the coming year?

This year I am focused on continuing to diligently work on our digital therapeutic products (OXD01, Deprexis® and Vorvida®) by providing clinical guidance and feedback both within and outside of the organization as we continue to prepare to launch these products. This year, from a personal perspective I am going to continue to practice self-care and self-compassion. With the advent of COVID-19, many folks are experiencing the psychological side effects of this existential trauma. Investing in my own mental health, will allow me to continue to meet my personal and professional goals.


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