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The Drug Information Association appoints new associate executive director: immediate past president, Irwin G. Martin, PhD, to fill position. (Industry News).

The Drug Information Association (DIA), an association dedicated to the career and professional development of its members from the pharmaceutical and related industries, has announced that Irwin G. Martin, PhD, has accepted the appointment as DIA associate executive director.

Martin's primary office will be at the worldwide headquarters in Horsham, PA, and he will report to the Executive Director of the DIA, Joseph R. Assenzo. Martin's duties as Associate Executive Director will include managing the DIA worldwide marketing, training and information technology activities in collaboration with the DIA offices in Basel, Switzerland, Tokyo, Japan and Horsham, PA., United States. He will also be responsible for coordinating communications and direction between the DIA headquarters office and DIA regional offices and committees to ensure a global view and understanding of the DIA.

Martin has been a committed and dedicated member of the DIA since 1983 and has served the DIA through various capacities including: workshop chairperson, co-founder of the Regulatory Affairs Special Interest Area Communities, chairperson of the Regulatory Affairs Annual Meeting Track, program chairperson for the 1997 Annual Meeting, chairperson of the DIA Foundation, chairperson of the DIA International Development Committee and member and past president of the DIA Board of Directors.

"The members of the DIA management staff and I are anxiously awaiting Irwin's arrival," said Assenzo. "We know that with Irwin's active participation and great insight we will be able to improve our service to DIA members."

Martin obtained a bachelor of arts from Brandeis University and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts. He has 18 years of regulatory affairs experience in large, multinational, U.S.-based pharmaceutical companies. He is currently, a private consultant, adjunct professor, College of Health and Human Services, Eastern Michigan University and immediate past president, DIA.

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Publication:Pharmaceutical Processing
Date:Jan 1, 2003
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