Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM
Elimika Pfuma Fletcher, PharmD, PhD, Clinical Pharmacology Policy Lead, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland
The ASCPT Annual Meeting and other ASCPT resources, such as webinars and journal articles, have helped Dr. Fletcher stay up to date with knowledge and trends in clinical pharmacology. In addition, becoming involved at a Community level in the last 3 years has really helped with networking among people with similar scientific interests. As part of the Special Populations Community Steering Committee, she has been able to engage in communications and webinars related to pediatrics and maternal health, which are her primary area of work. In addition, leadership and volunteer roles in the Regulatory Science Community helped her engage on general regulatory science topics, which are also very close to her work. The ability to work on her primary areas of interest both at work and in her professional society make it a natural fit. She is thankful for the role that ASCPT staff plays in guiding and supporting volunteers and their help taking ideas into concrete deliverables.
For Dr. Fletcher, ASCPT is on the frontline of aspects important in our field. She believes that the Society offers great opportunities for learning, networking, and professional development. She also believes that, thanks to ASCPT, her professional circle has increased tremendously. As for the future, Dr. Fletcher has this advice for the younger generation: “ask others who are actively involved for ways you can engage and volunteer when calls come out.” She believes that volunteer opportunities offer a lot of professional growth and help increase your network in your areas of interest.
Dr. Fletcher has been a member of ASCPT since 2017.