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Monday, June 27 • 8:30am - 9:45am
#120: DIA 2016: Student Forum

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: IACET 1.25

DIA offers students and emerging professionals a large number of networking and job hunting opportunities. This session will explore some of these opportunities in industry and in government agencies, and will also explore how DIA student chapter participation has helped students start their careers while participating in chapter events and opportunities.

Learning Objectives

Describe the role of student chapters in career starts; Identify industry career opportunities; Identify government regulatory career opportunities.

Chair

Danny Benau, PhD

Speaker

Government Positions: Opportunities, Considerations, and Processes for Federal Employment
Tammy J. Massie

DIA Student Chapter Membership as Part of a Career Springboard
Philip Masaitis

Opportunities in the Drug Safety Arena
Sameer Thapar, PharmD, RPh



Chair
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Danny Benau

Director, Biomedical Writing Programs, University of the Sciences
BA, Boston University, 1975; PhD, Boston University, 1984; MSOD, University of Pennsylvania; Wyeth Ayerst Research 1991 - 2001; Principal Scientific Writer; Freelance; Writing Consultant; Currently Associate Professor of Biomedical Writing University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Speakers
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Danny Benau

Director, Biomedical Writing Programs, University of the Sciences
BA, Boston University, 1975; PhD, Boston University, 1984; MSOD, University of Pennsylvania; Wyeth Ayerst Research 1991 - 2001; Principal Scientific Writer; Freelance; Writing Consultant; Currently Associate Professor of Biomedical Writing University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
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Philip Masaitis

Student, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
Currently pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Phil has interned at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, serves as DIA Chapter President at the University of the Sciences, and was selected as the recipient of the 2016 DIA National Student Leadership Award. His future plans include pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical biotech industry with a focus on integrating innovative digital tools into current... Read More →
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Tammy Massie

Mathematical Statistician, Office of Equal Opportunity and Customer Outreach, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Tammy Massie has worked as a mathematical statistician at various centers in the FDA for the past 13 years. In spring 2016, Tammy moved to NIH to perform statistical work on a variety of demographic subgroups within the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Tammy recieved her PhD in Biostatistics from Medical College of Virginia. In 2002 both Tammy and her husband, a fellow MCV graduate were offered and accepted positions as Federal... Read More →
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Sameer Thapar

Director, Global Pharmacovigilance, Oracle; Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Dr. Sameer Thapar is Oracle Health Science Consulting’s Director of Global Pharmacovigilance and concurrently Assistant Professor, Drug safety and Pharmacovigilance, Masters in Clinical Trial Sciences program at Rutgers University. As a subject matter expert in pharmacovigilance operations and compliance, he has built global departments and defended in successful FDA, MHRA, and EMA health authority inspections. He is well versed in a... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA