The Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators (APPI) honored four leaders for their contributions to medicine and research at the APPI Awards Reception during the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) 2011 Global Conference & Exhibition in Seattle held April 30-May 3:
Kenneth I. Kaitin, PhD, the director of the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development at Tufts University, School of Medicine, was presented the Louis M. Sherwood Memorial Lecture at the conference. Kaitin is also a professor of medicine and professor of pharmacology & experimental therapeutics at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a former president of the Drug Information Association and frequently publishes on issues in pharmaceutical R&D.
Dr. Tadataka ("Tachi") Yamada, MD, president of the global health program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, received an APPI Lifetime Achievement Award.
Carl Peck, MD, who is professor of biopharmaceutical sciences at the Center for Drug Development Science, UCSF (formerly US FDA), received an APPI Special Recognition Award as a testimonial for APPI's appreciation for his contributions to pharmaceutical medicine and clinical research.
Gustavo Kesselring, MD, received an APPI Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for his leadership in pharmaceutical medicine and his contributions to APPI. Kesselring has been involved in clinical research in Brazil and is executive director of ViS Research Institute.