John W. Littlechild is a member of the board of directors for Nitromed. Mr. He previously served as our president from inception to May 1993 and as a director from May 1992 to December 1997. Since 1992, he has served as general partner of HealthCare Ventures, L.L.C., a venture capital management company. He currently serves on the executive committee of the board of fellows for Harvard Medical School, as well as on the science and technology committee and as chairman of the microbiology department advisory board. Mr. Littlechild also serves as a director of a number of privately held life sciences companies.