Entries by Amanda Schmitt

International Perception of Competence, Education, and Training Needs Among Biomedical Professionals Involved in Medicines Development

The below excerpt is from an article originally published on the Frontiers in Pharmacology website. To check out the full article click here. The development of new medicines today, requires a multi-professional workforce, both in industry and the clinical research arena. Pharmaceutical physicians (PPs) and medicines development scientists (MDS) need a certain level of competence, […]

The IFAPP Academy welcomes Ana B. Salgado as the new Director of Strategic Planning

Ana B has extensive professional experience in Medical Affairs, Marketing, and senior Business Management. We look forward to her contributions to the sustained growth of the Academy and achieving our mission and goals. Dr. Ana B. Salgado is a highly motivated and energetic pharmaceutical business executive with extensive global experience. A physician by training, after […]

R&D Costs & Drug Pricing

R&D Costs & Drug Pricing An article from Kenneth Kaitin, PhD, Professor and Director at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. This article was originally published by Tufts CSDD Insider. Earlier this week, I was interviewed by a National Public Radio affiliate for a segment to be aired in the coming days on […]

IFAPP Academy 2019 Cohort Excelling!

The 2019 Cohort has just completed the first of six Modules required to earn their Medical Affairs in Medicines Development Certification (CMD). In the past month students have learned about the purpose and identity of medical affairs, received an introduction to pharmacology, overviewed the clinical trial process, networked with their fellow students during webinars and […]

Sanofi CEO Olivier Brandicourt Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman

This article excerpt was originally published on the PhRMA website. On January 31st, 2019, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) elected three new officers to its board of directors. Olivier Brandicourt, CEO, Sanofi, became chairman of the PhRMA board of directors. Giovanni Caforio, M.D., chairman of the Board and CEO, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company […]

IFAPP Academy Meeting in Budapest

In November 2018, the IFAPP Academy was invited by Sandor Kerpel-Fronius to hold the annual face-to-face Steering Committee meeting at the prestigious Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. The IFAPP Academy Board Members, stakeholders, IFAPP’s secretariats, and the operations team gathered the first evening in Budapest to share a light dinner, a couple of drinks, and […]