01 Aug. 2011
WILMINGTON, N.C., (August 1, 2011) - PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPDI) today announced that Dr. Henrietta Ukwu, senior vice president for global regulatory affairs, has been named to the 2011 PharmaVOICE 100 list of the most inspiring people in the life sciences industry.
The honor from PharmaVOICE magazine recognizes Dr. Ukwu's contributions in providing innovative leadership in the area of regulatory affairs in the endeavor of delivering life-changing medicines for people in need. An internist and infectious disease physician, Dr. Ukwu has extensive global regulatory experience across many biopharmaceutical therapeutic platforms and geographic regions.
"I am honored to be named to the PharmaVOICE 100," Dr. Ukwu said. "It is humbling to be recognized for the initiatives I've championed and for my efforts to teach and mentor rising leaders in the life sciences industry."
Now in its seventh year, the PharmaVOICE 100 is an annual list of individuals recognized for their contributions to the life sciences industry. The honorees are nominated by thousands of PharmaVOICE readers.
"The PharmaVOICE 100 are individuals who think outside the box, pioneer new paths to success and inspire their colleagues in the industry; they translate industry issues into opportunities and take the time to mentor the next generation of leaders in the life sciences arena," said Taren Grom, editor-in-chief and cofounder of PharmaVOICE. "Dr. Ukwu's demonstrated vision, leadership, and passion for impacting humanity through the pharmaceutical and CRO industry make her a great leader and role model."
Dr. Ukwu captured the evolution of the life sciences industry and regulatory profession, as well as the crucial and strategic role of regulatory teams in fostering success, in her new book, Global Regulatory Systems: A Strategic Primer for Biopharmaceutical Product Development and Registration. The book, published by CenterWatch, is a comprehensive reference guide for navigating the complexities of regulatory systems for product development, approval and registration around the world.
Prior to joining PPD, Dr. Ukwu held senior management positions in regulatory affairs at Pfizer, Inc., Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Merck & Co., Inc. She was involved in numerous product development activities and directly led the successful original regulatory development and filings of 14 new products, all approved.