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Meet our 2021 Employee Champions

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Vanessa Adams
Dr. Angela Anderson
Dr. Chureen Carter, PharmD, MS
Dr. Gersham Dent
Kim Doggett
Michael McDermott
Don Raineri, Pharm.D.
David Riggs
Caroline Rosewell
Sanofi Protein Sciences Team
Denarra Simmons
John Zieger
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Every day, the more than 900,000 biopharmaceutical industry employees across the United States work to research, develop and manufacture lifesaving medicines and treatments. It is important to have public policies that encourage and support continued medical innovation, while also improving patient access to affordable medicines. 

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We aim to protect access, innovation and jobs.

Unfortunately, some policymakers have proposed policies that would chill investment in science, threaten access to medicines and put jobs at risk.

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Employee Champions

Meet the recipients of the 2021 Employee Champion Awards. This award recognizes individuals who strive to advance science and support innovation so that patients around the world can get the medicines and treatments they need. This year’s recipients, in the midst of a global pandemic have demonstrated commitment and resiliency that goes above and beyond expectation.

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Vanessa Adams

Associate Director, D&I
Novartis

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Dr. Angela Anderson

U.S. Head of D&I, Strategy and Operations
Novartis

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Dr. Chureen Carter, PharmD, MS

Sr. Director, Real World Evidence (RWE) Alliances
Janssen (Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson)

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Dr. Gersham Dent

Senior Director in the Biomarker Center of Excellence, R&D
Biogen

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Kim Doggett

Head of Site Engagement
UCB

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Michael McDermott

President, Pfizer Global Supply
Pfizer

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Don Raineri, Pharm.D.

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs-U.S. and Global Head of Labeling & Regulatory Intelligence
Astellas

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David Riggs

Sr. Director
Eli Lilly and Company

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Caroline Rosewell

Sr. Director
Eli Lilly and Company

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Sanofi Protein Sciences Team

Sanofi

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Denarra Simmons

Senior Research Scientist, Analytical R&D
Merck

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John Zieger

National Account Executive, P&OCS, Federal DOD-Tricare
Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)