PODCAST: Medical Information Director Talks About Excitement of Being Part of Phase 3 and Phase 4 Drug Trials

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Ina Shah '01 entered Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences through the non-traditional Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. After successfully balancing the demands of work and school, she graduated in 2001 ready for a career in the industry. Now Shah is the executive director of medical information for Abbvie, a Chicago-based global biopharmaceutical company.


She credits the ACPHS Pharm D program with preparing her for this essential work by giving her a clinical background, exposing her to a wide variety of therapeutics, and helping her hone her expertise in medical writing.

In this edition of Occupation Station, which we produce for ACPHS, Shah talks about the challenges in the field, communicating essential information to both consumers and members of the medical community through multiple communications channels. She also talks about the excitement of being an essential part of Phase 3 and Phase 4 drug trials, where her critical thinking and communication skills are called upon during the regulatory process of applying for an NDA or SNDAs for new products.

Click here to listen to her facinating story!