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Awards… Abbott Diversity Leader John F. Crowley Honored Rx club Awards Dr. Paul Janssen Award Industry at Large

Merck & The Street

Executive Moves — Changes at the Top Podcasts White papers » Abbott Diversity Leader Abbott has been named one of the top 10 companies for diversity in a new survey conducted by Calvert Group. Abbott’s score of 90 out of 100 was significantly higher than the average score of 72 for its industry sector and 68.5 for all S&P 100 companies. » John F. Crowley Honored Amicus Therapeutics Chairman and CEO John F. Crowley is the recipient of the Dr. Sol J. Barer Award for Vision, Innovation and Leadership. (Editor’s note: To read more about Mr. Crowley’s inspiring story, see the January 2009 issue of PharmaVOICE.) » Rx club Awards Dudnyk took home 16 awards from the 2010 Rx Club Show, including a silver award for Metal Man, the AzaSite 1% launch campaign. GSW Worldwide was honored with two Rx Club gold awards, one for Dyax’s Kalbitor “When the Body Attacks Itself” campaign and another for the agency’s Website. GSW also took home a silver and several Awards of Excellence. The agency was also a winner at the 2010 CLIO Healthcare Awards for the Kalbitor campaign. Vox Medica was honored by the Rx Club for a range of work, including professional print advertising, collateral materials, package design, and a pro bono children’s book. » Dr. Paul Janssen Award The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for ­Biomedical Research is accepting nominations until Feb. 15, 2011, via pauljanssenaward.com. The $100,000 winner will be announced in 2Q 2011.

Merck & The Street

Merck is proudly partnering with Sesame Workshop to help educate underserved families on how to make healthy food choices on a limited income. The program is part of The Merck Rx to Fight Hunger Initiative, which supports innovative approaches for preventing hunger and malnutrition in children and seniors. To date, Merck has given close to $5 million in support of a broad range and depth of hunger- and health-related programs. Executive Moves — Changes at the Top Merck and Pfizer experienced ­­­ top-level turnover in December At Merck, Kenneth Frazier, formerly president, was named CEO and president, as well as a member of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Mr. Frazier succeeds Richard Clark, who has served as Merck’s CEO since 2005; he continues as chairman of the board. At Pfizer, Ian Read, formerly head of the company’s global biopharmaceutical operations, has been named president, CEO, and director. Mr. Read succeeds Jeffrey Kindler, who has retired from the company. 60% of early adopter physicians leverage smartphones for social media applications. “The pharmaceutical business will continue to be dynamic, and when viewed on a global level, change is not just ­continual, but often seismic. ” Al Topin / Topin & Associates Podcasts Improving Clinical Research ROI using Remote Source Document Verification Thought Leader: James ­DeSanti, CEO, PharmaVigilant China: An Emerging Market for Cancer ­Therapeutics Thought Leader: Richard ­Wagner, Ph.D., Senior Director, Kantar Health White papers A Strategic Approach to ­Comparator Sourcing Sponsored by: Fisher Clinical Services

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