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July/Aug. 2007
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Letter from the Editor
With so much negative press these days surrounding the pharmaceutical [...]

Taren Grom, Editor

On The Cover

Who’s on the List — 2007
Accentia Biopharmaceuticals Francis O’Donnell Jr., M.D. Advanced Cell Technology Inc. Robert Lanza, M.D. Alpharma Inc. Joseph Stauffer, D.O. Amgen Ken Keller Applied Strategies Consulting Inc. Sandra Wrobel AstraZeneca Jack Devlin AstraZeneca Adele Gulfo AstraZeneca Sarah Harrison Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Dan Skovronsky, M.D., Ph.D. B. Braun Medical Inc. Kevin Glover Barrier Therapeutics Inc. Al Altomari BBK Worldwide [...]


The Mentors
Mentoring is an art in and of itself. It involves providing guidance, wisdom, time, and resources to the next generation of leaders, and these individuals fill the role of mentor with selfless enthusiasm and purpose. Current position Senior Director, Medical Affairs, Daiichi Sankyo Inc. Place of Birth Chicago On his reading list Seven Habits of [...]
The Risk Takers
These entrepreneurs are redefining the life-sciences industry through innovative approaches to improving technologies, processes, services, and ultimately patient care. Susan Miller Viray Concrete Concepts There are two things Susan Miller Viray always tells her direct reports: always show grace under pressure when leading a team and ensure that there is a broad base of support [...]
The Brand Champions
These brand stewards have the strategic know-how, market insights, and a creative flair that differentiate their products from the competition. Current position VP & Client Partner, Business Consulting, Fair Isaac Corp. Place of Birth Queens, N.Y. Education B.S., Biology, M.S., Biochemistry, University of Scranton; Ph.D., Toxicology, Rutgers Medical School/Rutgers School of Pharmacy; Postdoctoral Fellow, Fels [...]
The Technologists
These innovators of technology-based solutions are improving connections across silos to facilitate the drug-development process and customer interactions. PharmaVOICE 100 July/August 2007 Vikas Vats The Sky’s the limit for innovation Current position VP, marketRx Place and date of Birth New Delhi, India; Nov. 10, 1970 Education B.S., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India; [...]
The Researchers & Scientists
Matthew Coffey, Ph.D. Barry Eisenstein, M.D. Robert Lanza, M.D. Christine Smith Ana Szarfman, M.D., Ph.D. From discovery through clinical development, the researchers and scientists behind the medicines are making a significant impact on the pipelines of today and of the future. Current positions Senior VP, Scientific Affairs, Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard [...]
The Movers & Shakers
58 Robert Baldini Scott Ballenger Carrie Cox Craig DeLarge Barbara Deptula Peter DiBiaso Eve Dryer Cameron Durrant, M.D. Adele Gulfo Raymond Hill Lisa La Luna Sylvia McBrinn Timothy Poole, Pharm.D. Beth Anne Price Ira Spector Robert Stirling Jeff Taylor L. Stephan Vincze Rosemarie Yancosek Eve Dryer A passion for connectivity The driving force behind Eve [...]
The Patient Advocates
With an unwavering commitment to patients and protecting their rights, these forward-thinking individuals are advocating best practices for clinical-trial recruitment and education. Zane Wilson Speaking up for Those in Need Despite an often uphill battle to provide better facilities for patients who have mental health problems,, Zane Wilson has made huge inroads as an advocate [...]
The Commanders & Chiefs
These champions of industry demonstrate their commitment to their employees, their companies, and their communities by setting high personal and corporate standards. Mehmood Khan, M.D. Mehmood Khan, M.D.’s favorite quote is from Michelangelo: Ancora Imparo, which translates into “I am still learning,” and he continues to be inspired by the lessons he learns from the [...]