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Sunday, June 24 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
#000: Emerging Professionals and Student Forum

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic

This session will explore the opportunities that student membership in the Drug Information Association (DIA) offers. The session will start with an overview of the DIA and its relationship to the global pharmaceutical, device, and therapeutic industries. Students will find that the information and networking opportunities that DIA provides can help shape and guide course and track selections as they proceed through their educational experiences. The session will also include an inter panel discussion on potential careers for students with a scientific and/or health care background.


Raleigh E. Malik, PhD


Ranjini Prithviraj, PhD

Nancy Smerkanich

Margaret Richards

Alberto Grignolo, DIAFellow, PhD

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Alberto Grignolo

CVP, Corporate Strategy & Thought Leadership, Parexel, United States
Alberto Grignolo, Ph.D. FDIA is Corporate Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Thought Leadership at Parexel, and established the Company's Japan Regulatory Consulting Services during a two-year assignment in Tokyo. He is a champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within and... Read More →
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Raleigh Malik

Senior Scientific Liaison, DIA
Dr. Raleigh Malik is a Sr. Scientist at DIA in Washington, DC, where she supports the advancement of DIA’s global content strategy by providing scientific expertise related to therapeutic drug development and regulatory disciplines. Prior to joining DIA, Dr. Malik supported medical... Read More →
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Ranjini Prithviraj

Global Associate Director, Content Collaboration, DIA
Dr. Ranjini Prithviraj is Global Associate Director, Content Collaboration, at DIA. She provides strategic thought leadership and delivers content that advances DIA’s mission through various media, including traditional journal publications. Prior to DIA, she was a Managing Editor... Read More →
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Margaret Richards

Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, Real World Solutions, PRA Health Sciences
Dr. Meg Richards has over 25 years' experience as an epidemiologist in the public health, biopharmaceutical, and contract research sectors. Prior to joining PRA as Executive Director of Scientific Affairs, Dr. Richards worked for 8 years at Mapi (ICON plc) and PPD-Evidera. Dr. Richards... Read More →
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Nancy Smerkanich

Assistant Professor Regulatory & Quality Sciences, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, United States
Dr. Smerkanich has her doctorate and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences at the University of Southern California. She leads the clinical/regulatory courses while continuing to provide regulatory knowledge support to her academic and industry... Read More →

Sunday June 24, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Commonwealth Room Westin Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA
  18: ProfDevelopment, Forum