Ashley Edwards, Executive Assistant (2½ years at Imara)
“We’re committed to learning more and gaining a better understanding of patients’ needs and perspectives. We continually host guest speakers including patients, caregivers and clinicians which provides us with opportunities to engage with and ask questions, which is really humbling and incredibly motivating.
Last Fall, Imara sponsored a virtual sickle cell disease awareness walk being held by a local community-based organization. Our commitment to patients was truly on display that day when a majority of the company – including their families and friends – stepped out in their neighborhoods on a Saturday morning in support of people impacted by sickle cell disease (SCD). That event provided a real, first-hand perspective of how much everyone cares.”
Khuram Choudry, Senior Accounting Manager (1½ years at Imara)
“Our commitment to patients and the community is reflected in how hard we work as a team toward a common goal. When patients come in and talk to us about their experiences, the first-hand stories shared help to focus our mindset and reinforce what we’re trying to achieve at Imara.
As an employee, I appreciate the variety of events Imara puts on to allow us to keep in touch across the company. Not only is it fun, but it has allowed me to get to know many new hires. We make an effort to get everyone involved on a personal level and I know I will have lasting relationships with my colleagues.”
Lyn Hopkinson, SVP Regulatory (5 months at Imara)
“Our passion to bring needed therapies to the vast majority of patients globally, regardless of geography and socio-economic status, is especially meaningful for me. I am particularly inspired by the number of clinical sites we have up and running worldwide.
Through a number of Imara sponsored awareness-building initiatives we have the ability to demonstrate our commitment to serve the needs of patients and the communities in which we work and live. I’m struck by the huge sense of community — we practice what we preach.”
Mary Kate Canning, Associate Director of Clinical Operations (6 months at Imara)
“Imara leads with transparency from the top down; it’s not just something we say on our website. It’s incredibly important to all of us that we actually operate by our values in every aspect of our business.
I am motivated by our team and our shared passion to work toward a common goal – knowing there are patients at the end of everything we do inspires us to work harder.”
Kenneth Attie, M.D., Chief Medical Officer (2 months at Imara)
“We’re passionate about the science. When we talk to advocates, patients and physicians, we’re eager to share our work. In collaborating with these people across the field, we can see the unmet need in these indications and I’m excited to see how Imara’s efforts fit in.”
At a small company like Imara, we’re going to help you find your talents and grow in those areas. We’re flexible and will support our team members to develop a career path in any number of directions.”
Fannie Weaver, Clinical Research Associate (2 months at Imara)
“Because Imara is still a relatively small and young company, you have the opportunity to wear many hats and really be ‘in the trenches’ across multiple workstreams.
Imara’s commitment to patients and families resonates with me. I have a personal connection to sickle cell disease and have seen how the disease impacts people firsthand, so being a part of a company that is working to make living with sickle cell disease easier is rewarding.”