Scholarship Awardees (2016)

The MS in Regulatory Science Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy congratulates its two scholarship awardees for 2016.

Ellen H. Yankellow Scholarship

Congratulations to Laura Murphy, MPH, manager of pharmacovigilance in medical affairs at Fleet Laboratories, who received the 2016 Ellen H. Yankellow Scholarship. Laura is a first-year student in the MS in Regulatory Science program at the School of Pharmacy. She has 11 years of experience working at Fleet Laboratories in Lynchburg, Va, where she has held a series of assignments with increasing responsibilities. Before joining Fleet Laboratories, Laura worked at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals and Johnson Health Center. She holds a bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a Master in Public Health (MPH) from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. The Ellen H. Yankellow Scholarship will cover $11,000 of student tuition for Laura.

About Ellen Yankellow:

Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD '96, BSP '73, is the president and chief executive officer of Correct Rx Pharmacy Services and a national leader in the advancement of clinical pharmacy for institutions. An honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where she received both her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), she serves as chair of the School’s Board of Visitors and has been recognized by numerous regional and national organizations for her philanthropy, commitment to the pharmacy profession, and community activism.

GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship in Regulatory Science

Congratulations to Lt. Cmdr. Judy Park, PharmD, consumer safety officer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who received the 2016 GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship in Regulatory Science. Judy is a second-year student in the MS in Regulatory Science program at the School of Pharmacy who has more than 16 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and at the FDA, with a focus on clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, and drug information. She is also a lieutenant commander with the U.S. Public Health Service and has served as an FDA expert witness, providing indictment evidence for numerous criminal cases involving misbranding and health care fraud charges, as well as the lead for multiple enforcement actions against unapproved drugs and numerous high risk, national compounding facility inspections. Before joining the FDA, Judy worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as a drug information specialist and clinical scientist, and at Sanofi-Aventis as a global pharmacovigilance and epidemiology specialist. The GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship in Regulatory Science will cover $8,000 of student tuition for Judy.

About GlaxoSmithKline:

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a science-led global health care company that researches, develops, and manufactures innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines, and consumer health products.