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PDA Announces 2018 Board of Directors Election Results

Parenteral Drug Association
Posted on: 30 Nov 17

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced the results of its Board of Directors Election for the term beginning January 1, 2018. The 2017 election included candidates for the Board's Executive Committee and four Director positions.

PDA members selected the following candidates for two-year terms on the Executive Committee:
Jette Christensen, Novo Nordisk as Chair-elect
Michael Sadowski, Baxter Healthcare as Treasurer, and
Steven Lynn, Novartis as Secretary.

The following persons were selected as Directors to serve three-year terms:
Masahiro Akimoto, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
Kerry Ingalls, Amgen
Mary Oates, Pfizer, and
Emma Ramnarine, Roche Pharma.

"On behalf of PDA, I congratulate these candidates and thank those whose terms on the Board have ended for their dedication and hard work," said PDA President & CEO Richard Johnson.

Christensen served as the Executive Committee Secretary in 2016-2017. Sadowski was elected for second term as Treasurer.

Industry consultant Rebecca Devine becomes the Chair of the Board of Directors after serving as Chair-elect in 2016-2017. Current Chair Martin VanTrieste, ret. Amgen, will serve as Immediate Past Chair.

Leaving the Board in 2018 are Hal Baseman, ValSource, the outgoing Immediate Past Chair, Deborah Autor, Mylan, and Ursula Busse, Novartis.

About PDA – Connecting People, Science and Regulation®

The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of its 10,000 members worldwide. Go to to learn more.

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 30/11/2017

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