RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Science Liaison Society (MSL Society), the only 501(c)(3) non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to advancing the global medical science liaison (MSL) profession, has announced the finalists for the 2019 MSL of the Year Awards.
The MSL of the Year Awards are free for all nominees and winners and recognizes excellence within the MSL profession. During the 7th Annual MSL Society Conference at the Awards Night Celebration, on September 4th at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, both finalists and the winners will be honored.
The 2019 finalists include:
MSL Manager of the Year Cristina Garcia – Persan Farma Debra Lycett – Epizyme Douglas Yau – Sanofi Genzyme Sherif Roushdy – Sanofi Susan Giacalone – Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
MSL of the Year Adina Hirsch – Fresenius Kabi Alyson Evans – Sun Pharma Anne VanBuskirk – Takeda Oncology Joan Hester – Alimera Sciences Martina Riosalido – Norgine Patty Riley – CSL Behring Sarah Rodriguez – Takeda Oncology Savi Chadha – Supernus Pharmaceuticals Takara Scott – Ferring Pharmaceuticals Yishan Chuang – Biodesix
MSL Rookie of the Year Andrea Arlia Ciommo – Janssen Audra Johnson – Alimera Sciences Christelle Chacar – Ferring Pharmaceuticals Jason Howard – Sanofi Genzyme Jonathan Margolin – Organogenesis Jonathan Ploeger – Astellas Pharma Keelin Dahl – Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Meredith Hart – Fresenius Kabi Ryan Hinman – Takeda Oncology Shelley Brown – Vericel Corporation Tiyeko Teixeira – Merck
Submissions were evaluated by nine volunteer judges Arthur Chan, Executive Director, Head of MSL Capabilities – Novartis Donna Holder, Executive Director, GMA Field Medical Center of Excellence – Merck Ralph Rewers, Sr. Director Global Field Medical Excellence – AbbVie Linda Traylor, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs – Biodesix Larry Dollar, VP of Medical Affairs – Syneos Health Davida White, Head, US Medical Affairs – Indivior Douglas Yau, Director Oncology Field Medical Affairs – Sanofi Genzyme Ellen Shannon, US Head of Medical Affairs – Valneva Cherie Hyder, Field Medical Director – Biohaven Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Samuel Dyer, CEO, MSL Society commented: "We received 159 very impressive applications this year and we are proud to offer these unique awards. We congratulate all the finalists, and look forward to announcing the winners on September 4th."
The 7th Annual MSL Society Conference will take place in Las VegasSeptember 3-5, 2019 and will be the largest gathering of MSLs in the world. Additional information is available at https://themsls.org/las-vegas-2019/.