Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society Honors 2011 RAPS Fellows

Indianapolis, IN, USA—The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) today honors its 2011 class of RAPS Fellows. The 11 distinguished Fellows are highly accomplished professionals working in the healthcare product regulatory field. They were honored during the opening session of 2011 RAPS: The Regulatory Convergence, taking place 22–26 October at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The RAPS Fellows program recognizes senior regulatory professionals for their continued significant contributions and leadership in the advancement of the profession and the professional. Fellows receive a dignified status and hold the FRAPS designation, and serve as important resources for strategic dialogue, implementation of special initiatives and international development. Fellows represent all segments of RAPS membership, including industry, government, academia, research and clinical organizations. This is the fourth year of the RAPS Fellows program.

The 2011 RAPS Fellows are:

- Linda Bowen, MS, RAC, FRAPS, senior director, regulatory policy, Sanofi

- Gretchen Miller Bowker, MS, RAC, FRAPS, chief operating officer, Pearl Pathways

- Maria Brittle, PhD, RAC, FRAPS, independent regulatory consultant

- Joy Frestedt, PhD, CCTI, RAC, FRAPS, CEO, Frestedt Inc.

- Richard Lewis, PhD, FRAPS, CEO, Access BIO LC

- Patrick McCullagh, PhD, FRAPS, vice president, global regulatory affairs, K2M Inc.

- Susumu Nozawa, RAC, FRAPS, director of corporate regulatory affairs, Japan region, BD

- Subhash Patel, RAC, FRAPS, owner/principal consultant, MD Reg Consulting LLC

- Virginia Perry, CQE, RAC, FRAPS, founder and president, Perry-D’Amico and Associates

- Nancy Singer, JD, LLM, RAC, FRAPS, founder, Compliance-Alliance LLC

- Peter Takes, PhD, RAC, FRAPS, senior director of clinical and healthcare compliance officer, Stereotaxis Inc.

Members of the working media who wish to cover all or part of 2011 RAPS should contact Zachary Brousseau, senior manager, communications for RAPS at or register on site at the Indiana Convention Center. On-site registration also will be available for media with valid press credentials or a letter from an assigning editor on company letterhead.

About RAPS

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is an international membership organization of regulatory professionals in the rapidly growing medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Regulatory professionals play vital roles in making better healthcare products possible. They work throughout the healthcare product lifecycle, ensuring these products are safe and effective, while driving organizational strategy and sound decision-making. RAPS supports these individuals and the regulatory profession by providing education and training, Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), professional standards, research, knowledge-sharing, publications, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources; and is committed to helping its members continually develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel. RAPS is headquartered near Washington, DC, with offices in Brussels and Tokyo.

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