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September 2, 2003

Pharmacy school invites public to speakers' series

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Nine corporate and academic pharmacy experts will present their ideas to Purdue University's School of Pharmacy students during fall semester. Among the speakers are representatives from the Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Upjohn (now Pfizer) companies.

Pharmacy leaders come to Purdue annually in order to bring perspective to students, many of whom go on themselves to become leaders in business and academia. The presentations are part of the Dean's Pharmacy Executive Forum and will be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of the pharmaceuticals industry.

"We bring a range of pharmacy industry leaders in to talk to our students," said John Pezzuto, dean of the School of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences. "They also meet with small groups of students, as well as faculty members. The forum provides an excellent meeting ground for academe and business."

Each forum meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. in Heine Pharmacy Building, Room 164, and is free and open to the public as seating permits.

Dates, speakers and titles of talks are:

• Sept. 5 – Ralph L. Billeter Sr., federal marketing liaison manager in government sales (retired), Upjohn Co., Kalamazoo, Mich., "How Did This Ever Happen to a Kid from Chicago?"

• Sept. 19 – Gary D. Dolch, vice president of quality and regulatory affairs for Cardinal Health, Dublin, Ohio, "You: The Essential Ingredient in Customer and Quality in Healthcare."

• Sept. 26 – Jean M. Battaglia, senior director, consolidated compliance services, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., New Brunswick, N.J., "The Best Years of Your Life."

• Oct. 10 – Morgan L. Beatty, president, Morgan Beatty and Associates, San Rafael, Calif., "Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs … Perspective on Career Exploration and Management."

• Oct. 17 – Jeffrey A. Green, president and CEO of DATATRAK International, Inc., "Expanding on a Foundational Pharmacy Education into New Opportunities."

• Oct. 24 – Bobby W. Sandage Jr., executive vice president, development research and development, Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lexington, Mass., "Opportunities in both Small and Large Pharmaceutical Companies."

• Nov. 14 – Steven D. Cosler, president and chief operating officer, Priority Healthcare Corp., Winter Park, Fla., Biotech Therapy and Clinical Pharmacy, "The Future Is Now."

• Nov. 21 – Norman R. Farnsworth, distinguished university professor, program for collaborative research in the pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago. "Climbing To The Top of the Hill: What Happens When You Get There? Saga of an Aging Pharmacognosist."

• Dec. 5 – Mary L. Westrick, global vice president, clinical pharmacology, Covance, Inc., Madison, Wisc., "Clinical Pharmacology – or – You Do WHAT to People???"

Writer: Chad Boutin, (765) 494-2081,

Source: Jim Fenn, School of Pharmacy director of alumni and public relations, (765) 494-42632,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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