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June 2020: Member Spotlight

Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

June 2020 S Agarwal
Sagar Agarwal, PhD, Clinical Pharmacology, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Medford, Massachusetts

Dr. Agarwal was first introduced to the Society in 2012 by colleagues in the Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics group at AbbVie. He joined ASCPT, and, as a recent graduate and a clinical pharmacology scientist, CPT quickly became his “go‐to journal” to stay abreast with research in the field and to develop his clinical pharmacology expertise. The Annual Meeting is a great venue to connect with experts and thought leaders in the field, as well as furthers his education in the field through the scientific programming.

The journals are Dr. Agarwal’s favorite aspect of his membership with ASCPT. As a scientist in a rapidly evolving field, he finds it important to keep himself informed about the latest developments and research. Together, the three journals of the ASCPT Journal Family provide a great resource of high‐quality literature that covers all aspects of the field such as clinical pharmacology, modeling and simulation, systems pharmacology, and clinical research. Another aspect of the Society that he enjoys is the webinar program. To him, the ASCPT webinars provide a unique platform to hear from experts in the field and provide an opportunity for young scientists to present their work.

Membership has benefited Dr. Agarwal’s career through the journals and the scientific programming. They have been of immense help to further his education in the field. He remembers many insightful discussions he has had at poster sessions during Annual Meetings that have not only enriched his scientific knowledge, but also resulted in several new connections and friendships.

Dr. Agarwal recommends that the younger generation of scientists should take advantage of what ASCPT has to offer. He encourages them to “get involved with volunteer activities as they provide a great network with experts.” He also encourages them to attend the pre‐conference workshops at the Annual Meeting because they are a good resource for learning about new concepts and tools.

Dr. Agarwal has been a member of ASCPT since 2012.

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