The Drug Information Association announced recently that Amy Jessop, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of health policy and public health and director of HepTREC at University of the Sciences will receive one of four partial scholarship for its Patient Advocate Fellowship Program. Another of the partial scholarships will go to Dr. Nelson Atehortua, research scientist/post-doctoral fellow with the Program in Personalized Medicine & Targeted Therapeutics at USciences.
The DIA Patient Advocate Fellowship Program is designed to accomplish many things. Some of its purposes include developing, strengthening, and supporting patient collaborations with policy makers, health professionals, industry representatives, and academia and increasing the knowledge and understanding of patient groups about key issues central to patient-centered healthcare, research, and drug development.
Dr. Jessop’s efforts with HepTREC also won her the Scientific Achievement Award through Pennsylvania Bio
, the only statewide trade association representing Pennsylvania’s entire life science industry. It was announced Feb. 28.