RAPS honors 7 distinguished individuals and an advocacy group for contributions to the regulatory profession and patient health

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| 09 September 2021 | By Zachary Brousseau 

Clockwise from top left: Huemer, Kramer, Laslop,
Morton, EveryLife logo, Pazdur, Trivedi, and Summers

RAPS has recognized seven distinguished professionals and one patient advocacy organization with awards for their work to support the regulatory profession and advance public health. RAPS’ Founder’s Award, Community Leadership Award and Patient-Centered Health Award are presented annually during RAPS Convergence, the world’s largest conference dedicated to healthcare product regulation and regulatory issues. This year’s Convergence will take place virtually 12–15 September.
“Regulatory professionals work tirelessly to ensure healthcare products are safe, effective and available to the patients who need them,” said RAPS Interim Executive Director Bill McMoil. “These outstanding awardees exemplify excellence by setting the highest standards, giving back to the professional community, and ensuring the ultimate goal is always to improve patient outcomes.”
The Founder’s Award is the profession’s highest honor, recognizing exemplary regulatory professionals who have shaped regulatory policy and practice and have made a positive impact on the profession. This year’s Founder’s Award recipients are:
  • Karl-Heinz Huemer, PhD, MD, medical assessor, Austrian Medicines and Medical Devices Agency
  • Mark D. Kramer, RAC, president, Regulatory Strategies Inc.
  • Andrea Laslop, MD, head, Scientific Office, Austrian Medicines and Medical Devices Agency
  • Michael Morton, FRAPS, RAC, regulatory reviewer, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program
The Community Leadership Award recognizes RAPS members who have served as RAPS ambassadors, building networks and supporting regulatory professionals in their communities. This year’s awardees are: The Patient-Centered Health Award recognizes organizations or individuals for making a significant impact to advance patient-centered policy, product development or regulatory decision making. The recipients of this year’s honors are: More information, see the Meet the RAPS Awardees page and the RAPS Awards Program page.


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