Diversity Alliance For Science Names 2008 Board Of Directors

Industry Leaders Support Increasing Diversity In Life Sciences Space

Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc. (DA4S) (www.diversityallianceforscience.com) has announced its 2008 board of directors. The board is responsible for promoting the organization?s mission to provide pharmaceutical/bio-tech companies, academic medical centers and governmental agencies the ability to identify, develop, mentor and partner with woman, minority, veteran and disabled-owned enterprises, both large and small, in the life sciences industry.

The 2008 Diversity Alliance for Science board of directors includes:
? Leah Brown, Aten Solutions, Inc.
? Jackie La Joie, Merck & Co., Inc.
? Alison MacPherson, Bright Pharmaceutical Services
? Sheri Shafir, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
? Sally Macaluso, Merck & Co., Inc.
? Sylvester Wilkins, GlaxoSmithKline
? Charles Calvert, Pfizer

Scheduled for May 19-20 at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, N.J., the inaugural Diversity Alliance for Science Conference and expo will focus on highlighting minority, women, service-veteran disabled owned businesses that provide products and services to the clinical and scientific industries. The event?s educational component will focus on developing strategies and solutions to mentor diverse life sciences firms to service large and complex scientific research organizations and government projects. The two-day, national event is expected to draw top-level pharmaceutical executives, high-ranking government officials and CEOs of diverse scientific and clinical enterprises. Merck & Co., Inc. is the keynote sponsor for the event.

News Facts:
? Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc. (DA4S) (www.diversityallianceforscience.com) has announced its 2008 board of directors. T
? he board is responsible for promoting the organization?s mission to provide pharmaceutical/bio-tech companies, academic medical centers and governmental agencies the ability to identify, develop, mentor and partner with woman, minority, veteran and disabled-owned enterprises, both large and small, in the life sciences industry.
? The 2008 Diversity Alliance for Science board of directors includes: Leah Brown, Aten Solutions, Inc.; Jackie La Joie, Merck & Co., Inc.; Alison MacPherson, Bright Pharmaceutical Services; Sheri Shafir, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sally Macaluso, Merck & Co., Inc.; Sylvester Wilkins, GlaxoSmithKline; and Charles Calvert, Pfizer
? Scheduled for May 19-20 at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, N.J., the inaugural Diversity Alliance for Science Conference and expo will focus on highlighting minority, women, service-veteran disabled owned businesses that provide products and services to the clinical and scientific industries.
? The event?s educational component will focus on developing strategies and solutions to mentor diverse life sciences firms to service large and complex scientific research organizations and government projects.
? The two-day, national event is expected to draw top-level pharmaceutical executives, high-ranking government officials and CEOs of diverse scientific and clinical enterprises.
? Merck & Co., Inc. is the keynote sponsor for the event.

Quotes:
?Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is pleased to be part of this innovative initiative to connect diverse life sciences suppliers with our corporate representatives,? said Shafir, supplier diversity manager of strategic sourcing for Novartis. ?We believe diversity and inclusion adds value to our company, our customers, our shareholders and the communities in which we live and work.?

About Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc. (DA4S):
Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc. (DA4S) is a nonprofit organization aimed to provide pharmaceutical/bio-tech companies, academic medical centers and governmental agencies the ability to identify, develop, mentor and partner with woman, minority, veteran and disabled-owned enterprises (both large and small) in the life sciences industry. For more information, please visit www.diversityallianceforscience.com.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
patty ( @ ) mmimarketing dot com

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