University of the Sciences’ Alumni Association presented Tiziana Palatucci Fox P’84, PharmD’02 with the Ivor Griffith Service Award during its annual ceremony on Sept. 25, 2010. The award is bestowed annually upon an alumnus who has graduated from the University with appropriate certificates or degrees in course, and has been distinguished by having voluntarily given his or her time and service in outstanding fashion to the University either directly or through activity in the University of the Sciences Alumni Association.
Upon graduation, Dr. Fox practiced community pharmacy for over eight years. In 1992, she joined Johnson & Johnson’s consumer sector in the Medical Affairs area of McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Over the years, she held various positions of increasing responsibility including oversight of medical information, library services, scientific publications, and medical education. Dr. Fox currently serves as Senior Director, Medical Information for Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs. In this role, she provides strategic planning, direction, and oversight for the development and provision of medical information to health care providers for Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical sector.
Dr. Fox has been active in the USciences Alumni Association for nearly 20 years. She served as a member of, or chaired, numerous committees including growth and development, student alumni relations, awards, audit, and finance. As president of the association, she encouraged meaningful personal and professional involvement in the University community, and identified several opportunities to collaborate with students and faculty. Dr. Fox currently serves on the USciences’ board of trustees.
Dr. Fox is passionate about pharmacy, mentoring, and giving back to her alma matter. Working closely with the University, her department provides numerous opportunities for students through clerkship experiences, internships and creation of USciences’ drug information teaching residency. She also was instrumental in the establishment of USciences’ Barbara Korberly professorship for women leaders. Notably, Dr. Fox influenced the formation of Johnson & Johnson’s pharmacists network, a community of pharmacists employed throughout the company who share their collective expertise to serve as both a resource to the company, and to raise awareness of the roles of pharmacists within the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Fox and her husband Kenneth P’84, also a pharmacist, live in Yardley, Pa., with their son Louis, 21.