I am ASCPT: Priya Jayachandran

Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 5/1/2023 12:00:00 AM

Priya Jayachandran
Priya Jayachandran, PharmD, Pharmacometrician, Pfizer, San Francisco, CA

What is it like being an Editor-in-Training for CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology?
Being an Editor-in-Training (EiT) for CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology (PSP) has been a truly singular experience for me as an early career scientist who has a passion for scientific journalism. The role has presented me with the opportunity to see firsthand how a top peer-reviewed journal leverages the outstanding breadth and depth of knowledge of the clinical pharmacology community to solicit and review manuscripts and showcases and shapes the current dialogue in the field of pharmacometrics and systems pharmacology. Reading the latest research across various therapeutic areas, modalities, and modeling approaches and engaging with the Associate Editors who are thought leaders and spokespersons in the field has broadened my knowledge in extraordinary ways. As I look toward the remainder of my EiT tenure with PSP, I am especially eager to collaborate with a stellar group of Associate Editors, my brilliant co-EiT, and the talented PSP journal staff to guest edit a special issue.

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
The professional accomplishment that I am most proud of is serving as a mentor to graduate and postdoctoral students in pharmacometrics. The chance to pass knowledge forward and to observe how an individual thinks and grows their quantitative, written, and oral communication skills is a genuinely rewarding experience. Each mentorship opportunity has given me a deeper understanding and appreciation of the pharmacometrics field and has strengthened my own knowledge in unique ways.

What is the most important leadership lesson you have learned the hard way?
Learning to delegate work to others and guide them in their progress has been one of the most important leadership lessons that I have learned the hard way in recent years. As my professional role has expanded, I have focused on developing management skills, which I have learned come with experience, considerable patience, and an abundance of time. I am constantly evolving my style by observing others who do it well and from my personal experiences.

When you aren't working, how do you spend your free time?
As an avid reader from a bibliophilic family, I spend much of my free time reading. I have broad tastes spanning several literary genres including history, biographies, poetry, plays, and detective fiction, to name just a few. Some of my favorite reads from 2022 were Dark Mirror by Barton Gellman and Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Dr. Jayachandran has been a member of ASCPT since 2017.

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