Six Highly Accomplished Regulatory Professionals to Join the Ranks of RAPS Fellows

Rockville, Maryland, UNITED STATES

Rockville, MD, USA, Aug. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has revealed the names of the six outstanding senior regulatory professionals who will join the elite group of RAPS Fellows this year. They will be recognized during the opening plenary session of the RAPS Regulatory Convergence conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor on the Washington, DC, waterfront 9–12 September. The Convergence is the largest annual gathering of the global regulatory profession.

“To be selected as a RAPS Fellow is an honor reserved for senior regulatory professionals who have continuously advanced the profession and served as leaders throughout their careers,” said Fellows Selection Committee Chair Nancy Gertlar, president of Crossroads Consulting. “These six distinguished experts will serve as important resources for knowledge and guidance to RAPS and to the entire global regulatory community.”

The 2017 RAPS Fellows are:

  • Kaia Agarwal, MSc, FRAPS, president, Regulatory Compass LLC
  • Mark De Rosch, PhD, FRAPS, senior vice president, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, and CMC, Akebia Therapeutics
  • Susan Hamann, MS, RAC, MT (ASCP), FRAPS, president, Hamann QR Consulting
  • Joel Kent, RAC, FRAPS, manager, regulatory affairs, GE Healthcare
  • Darin Oppenheimer, PhD, RAC, FRAPS, executive director, head, Drug Device Center of Excellence, Merck
  • Joanne Palmisano, MD, FACP, FRAPS, vice president, regulatory affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reporters, bloggers and other members of the media who wish to cover all or part of the RAPS Regulatory Convergence should contact Zachary Brousseau, senior manager, communications, RAPS, at or +1 301 770 2920, ext. 245. On-site registration also will be available for media with valid press credentials or a letter from an assigning editor.

About RAPS

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with chapters and affiliates worldwide.



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