Dr. Karolina Urban

Vice President of Scientific and Medical Affairs

Karolina is the Vice President of Medical Programs at Avicanna and is responsible for managing and developing research and clinical partnerships. Prior to Avicanna, Karolina consulted and conducting due diligence on potential investments and supported portfolio companies. Karolina has MSc in Neurosciences from the University of Calgary and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and Neurosciences at the University of Toronto with expertise in neuroimaging and brain injury. She is a former professional hockey player winning the Clarkson Cup Champion in 2018 in the Canadian Women Professional Hockey League and finishing top ten all time in points as an Academic All Canadian and captain for 3 years during her varsity hockey career at the University of Toronto. Karolina was fortunate to complete her PhD within the Bloorview Research Institute and experience first-hand the impact that Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab has on its clients.

Past Speaking Events

  • Cannabinoid-Based Medicines in the Fight Against Epilepsy
    hosted by Avicanna
    December 6, 2022
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

About Avicanna

Avicanna is a commercial-stage international biopharmaceutical company focused on the advancement and commercialization of evidence-based cannabinoid-based products for the global medical and pharmaceutical market segments. Avicanna has an established scientific platform including R&D and clinical development that has led to the commercialization of more than thirty products across various market segments:

Medical Cannabis & Wellness Products: Marketed under the RHO Phyto™ brand these medical and wellness products are a line of pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoid products containing varying ratios of cannabidiol (“CBD”) and tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”). The product portfolio contains a full formulary of products including oral, sublingual, topical, and transdermal deliveries that have controlled dosing, enhanced absorption and stability studies supported by pre-clinical data. The formulary is marketed with consumer, patient and medical-community education and training.

Pharmaceutical Pipeline: Leveraging Avicanna’s scientific platform, vertical integration, and real-world evidence, Avicanna has created a pipeline of patent-pending drug candidates that are indication-specific and in various stages of clinical development and commercialization. These cannabinoid-based drug candidates look to address unmet medical needs in the areas of dermatology, chronic pain, and various neurological disorders. Avicanna’s first pharmaceutical preparation (Trunerox™) is in the drug registration stage in South America.