Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 5/1/2021 12:00:00 AM
Zhu Zhou, PhD Assistant Professor, City University of New York, Rego Park, New York
Who inspired you in your career?
When I was a clinical pharmacology intern at Genentech in 2013, my colleague recommended the ASCPT Annual Meeting to me, where I could submit my research abstract. I joined the Society and not only presented my poster but also participated in the mentor‐mentee program. Through the program Dr. Lei Zhang became my mentor, and I am lucky that she has mentored me ever since. She encouraged me to volunteer in different communities within ASCPT. With her encouragement, I not only annually review the ASCPT meeting abstracts and proposals, and manuscripts for CPT, but also serve on the steering committee for both the Regulatory Science Community and Early Career Community of ASCPT.
Do you have a favorite tip or trick for clinical practice or research that you want to share with fellow members?
I wish I could have joined ASCPT earlier. I encourage early career researchers and trainees to participate in different volunteering activities, webinars, and the Annual Meeting.
What is your favorite Society memory?
I have been serving on the Steering Committees for the Regulatory Science Community and the Early Career Community of ASCPT, as well as the lead for the Early Career Community Webinar Steering Committee since 2017 and 2018, respectively. I also organized and presented two ASCPT webinars and as a co-chair had a proposal accepted for the 2020 and 2021 Annual Meetings. I really enjoy working with different ASCPT community members.
What was your childhood dream job?
When I was young I wanted to be a teacher. Both of my parents are professors so I see how they educate and help their students to achieve their goals. This makes me believe education can change one’s life.
Dr. Zhou has been a member of ASCPT since 2013.