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Industry Panel



This panel presents four University of Michigan alumni who work in the private, as opposed to the academic, sector. The panel discussion may be informative for those considering employment within the pharmaceutical industry rather than in a community pharmacy, hospital, or institution of higher learning.

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Dr. Barima Opong-Owosu Jr.:

  • PharmD, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

  • PGY1 at Detroit Medical Center – Sinai Grace Hospital

  • Currently the Senior Medical Science Liaison in Hematology, Global Blood Therapeutics

  • Formerly the Regional Medical Scientific Director, Flexion Therapeutics

  • Formerly a Clinical Pharmacist, Michigan Medicine

  • Formerly the Clinical Hospital Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Formerly the Medical Science Liaison at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

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Dr. Lynnette Davis:

  • PharmD, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

  • Currently a Medical Outcomes & Analytics Director, Pfizer

  • Formerly a Medical Science Liaison Associate Director, Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Formerly a Clinical Science Consultant, Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Formerly a Community Pharmacist, CVS Health

Dr. Daryl DePestel: 

  • PharmD: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

  • PGY1 at Ascension St. John Hospital (Detroit); PGY2 Infectious Diseases at Michigan Medicine

  • Currently the Senior Director and Team Lead on Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, Merck Research Labs

  • Formerly the Clinical Scientific Director, Cubist Pharmaceuticals

  • Formerly the Clinical Pharmacist in Infectious Diseases and Co-Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Michigan Medicine

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Dr. Binu Mathew

  • PharmD, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

  • Currently a Director of the Midwest US Medical Team, Amgen

  • Formerly a Senior Regional Medical Liaison, Sanofi-Aventis

  • Formerly a Community Pharmacist, Rite Aid

  • Formerly a Clinical Pharmacist, Mercy Health Critical Care

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