Edwards honored as VCU Alumni Star
Eric S. Edwards, M.D., Ph.D., was honored Sept. 29 by his alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, as one of the university’s brightest alumni stars.
The biennial event, hosted by VCU Alumni, honored alumni from across the university’s academic units for their remarkable personal and professional achievements.
Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Phlow Corp., holds Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from VCU.
Edwards is co-founder and CEO of Richmond-based Phlow Corp., a pioneering public benefit pharmaceutical corporation. As CEO, he has assembled a world-class team committed to providing a solution to the broken supply chain for essential medicines and overreliance on foreign manufacturers for our nation’s highest-priority medicines. He holds Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from VCU.
Edwards was a co-founder of Kaléo Inc. a pharmaceutical company in Richmond. During his 16 years at Kaléo, he held several executive positions, including chief science officer, where he was responsible for overall scientific strategy and all pharmaceutical development programs; chief medical officer, responsible for developing a medical affairs team and capability while establishing the company’s clinical program strategy; and vice president – innovation, overseeing Kaléo’s research and development pipeline and new product strategy.
Edwards is the co-inventor of multiple marketed products, including AUVI-Q, an epinephrine auto-injector for treatment of allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis); he is named on more than 215 issued and patent-pending applications and is a published author in numerous scientific publications.
He continues to serve his community by volunteering on a local rescue squad, including responding to 911 calls and training paramedics in pre-hospital emergency care.