The NAPPSA Member of the Month - a forum to recognize and thank a member of NAPPSA who has supported the Association's endeavors. Each month NAPPSA highlights one member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. We hope you enjoy learning about your fellow members and always encourage your participation in Association events and activities.
NAPPSA is proud to recognize Dr. Ekopimo Ibia, as Member of the Month for December 2008. Dr. Ibia is a current Board member, Chair of the Website and Publication Committee and Co-chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2009 NAPPSA Scientific Conference and Exhibition.
Dr. Ibia is currently the Director, Global Medical and Regulatory Policy at Merck & Co., Inc. and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining Merck & Co., Dr. Ibia was a lead review medical officer at the United States Food and Drug Administration and attending pediatrician at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Ibia is certified both in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease by the American Board of Pediatrics. He also holds a Clinical Pharmacology certificate from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Ibia is the recipient of several scientific awards and has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals.
Thank you, Dr. Ibia, for your valuable leadership in NAPPSA and contribution in the areas of clinical pharmacology and regulatory science.