Exceptional Student to be Honored With 2015 DIA Regional Inspire Award for the Americas at DIA’s 2015 51st Annual Meeting

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Brittany G. Mani, Rising Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at Howard University College of Pharmacy, Recognized for Outstanding Contribution

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“Brittany’s passion for improving the future of how drugs will be prescribed and dispensed is inspiring.”

Brittany G. Mani will be honored with a Regional Inspire Award for the Americas at DIA’s upcoming Annual Meeting. DIA’s Regional Inspire Awards program recognizes DIA’s outstanding volunteers for their leadership, level of excellence, and commitment to service.

Mani will receive the Leader of Tomorrow Award, recognizing a student or young professional who has made meaningful contributions to DIA.

“Brittany’s passion for improving the future of how drugs will be prescribed and dispensed is inspiring,” said Susan Cantrell, senior vice president and managing director, DIA Americas. “She is a testament to the value of hard work, and we at DIA are appreciative of her commitment to involving students in the organization and contributing to the work of the DIA student chapter at Howard University.”

Mani is a charter member of the DIA Howard Student Chapter and serves as the Immediate Past President and Student Advisor for the group. She has been interested in genetics and pharmacology from an early age and has a passion for repurposing drugs for rare diseases. She is a passionate advocate for the pharmacy profession, having met with legislators on Capitol Hill to express the need for pharmacists to be granted health care provider status.

Before attending Howard University College of Pharmacy, Mani attended Purdue University from 2010–2011 for Biochemistry and Pharmacy and received her B.S. from Indiana University, studying Applied Health Science, Human Development Family Studies, and Pre-Medical Studies.

DIA’s annual Inspire Awards nominees must have a record of outstanding commitment to raising the level of health and wellbeing worldwide. 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.

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.

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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