Longtime DIA Champion and PAREXEL Executive Honored with Global Inspire Award at DIA’s Annual Meeting

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Alberto Grignolo, PhD, will be honored with a Global Inspire Award at DIA’s upcoming Annual Meeting. DIA’s Global Inspire Award program recognizes the organization’s outstanding volunteers for their leadership, level of excellence, and commitment to service on a global scale.

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“We are honored that Dr. Grignolo dedicates a substantial portion of his professional and personal time to advancing the mission of DIA through his many roles with the organization, including as deputy editor of our member magazine, Global Forum."

Alberto Grignolo, PhD, will be honored with a Global Inspire Award at DIA’s upcoming Annual Meeting. DIA’s Global Inspire Award program recognizes the organization’s outstanding volunteers for their leadership, level of excellence, and commitment to service on a global scale.

Grignolo will receive the Global Connector Award that annually recognizes one DIA member for meritorious service through a leadership role that has advanced the mission of DIA to foster innovation to improve health and well-being worldwide.

“As a member and volunteer with DIA for over thirty years, Dr. Grignolo has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the organization,” said Barbara Lopez Kunz, DIA’s global chief executive. “We are honored that Dr. Grignolo dedicates a substantial portion of his professional and personal time to advancing the mission of DIA through his many roles with the organization, including as deputy editor of our member magazine, Global Forum.”

Over the years, Grignolo has connected people around the world through his professional life as well as the many active roles he has performed on behalf of DIA. He serves on the faculty of DIA’s Regulatory Affairs training courses, has chaired and spoken at numerous DIA conferences, sessions and webinars, was the Program Chair for DIA’s 2007 Annual Meeting, and served on DIA’s Board of Directors.

Grignolo is currently a corporate vice president at PAREXEL International and serves on the Global Advisory Board of the Alliance for Clinical Research and Safety (ACRES). He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative and previously served as an adviser to the Institute of Medicine on human subject protection in clinical trials and as a leader of several industry organizations.

DIA’s annual Inspire Awards are awarded to members who have a record of making a difference in the eco-system of health care product development and lifecycle management. For more information about DIA’s Inspire Award program, click here.

Registration is open to attend DIA’s 2015 51st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. June 14-18. Follow DIA’s Twitter feed (@DrugInfoAssn) and #DIA2015 for news about DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting.

ABOUT DIA
For over 50 years, DIA has served as a global platform for more than 30,000 health care product development professionals, researchers, regulators, clinicians, academics and patient advocates to collaborate to improve health globally through the advancement of lifesaving medicines and technologies. As the premier professional community for the health care product development ecosystem, DIA (the Drug Information Association) provides global players a neutral and transparent forum for the exchange of ideas and collaboration. By offering access to tools, resources, and networking opportunities, DIA provides its members and international participants objective opportunities for extending debate and discussion to advance scientific and medical innovation.

DIA is an independent, global nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, USA, with regional offices representing the Americas (Horsham, PA, USA); Europe, Africa and the Middle East (Basel, Switzerland); and Asia (Beijing, China; Mumbai, India; and, Tokyo, Japan). For more information, visit our website at http://www.DIAGlobal.org or contact us via Twitter @DrugInfoAssn, LinkedIn or on Facebook.

ABOUT DIA’s 2015 ANNUAL MEETING
The DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting brings together a 7,000+ community of life sciences professionals at all levels and across all disciplines from around the globe that are involved in the discovery, development and life cycle management of medical products. Follow Annual Meeting news on Twitter using #DIA2015.

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