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Amy Van Sant Awarded Drug Information Association, MASC Excellence in Service Award 2023
Amy Van Sant is driven by her love of service and by her passion to inspire community personally and professionally. Personally, she currently volunteers for a nonprofit youth sports organization near her hometown of Bucks County, PA. “Youth sports is an active part our family,” Amy said recently. “We take an active role in our own children but also its just about making sure that youth in the community have access and making sure that organizations like this exist.
Professionally, she has volunteered early on in her career speaking at CBI conferences and her longest standing commitment at the Drug Information Association, DIA which she also loves for similar reasons, that the organization fosters a sense of community amongst pharmaceutical professionals.
Ashfield Engage is proud to announce that Amy is one of the recipients of the DIA MASC Excellence in Service Award 2023.
“I’m driven to volunteer both personally and professionally. DIA has offered me many opportunities over the years to volunteer throughout various stages of my career, which I’m grateful for,” said Van Sant.
The DIA organization recognizes excellence in Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications every year at their annual meeting.
Amy is being recognized in part due to 16 years of volunteering with DIA including poster presentations and speaking engagements dating back to 2003. This led to her being selected by DIA as a Program Committee Member (2019-2022) for the annual DIA MASC Forum, including 2 years as Co-Chair (2021 and 2022). Importantly, the current Program Committee and DIA felt that my contributions should be recognized with an Excellence in Service Award.
Recently Amy reflected about all her professional volunteer work and how the sense of community helps better the pharmaceutical industry. “The whole industry isn’t just reliant on one specific company,” she said. “The success of the industry is reliant on the collective. When people come together and work together everyone benefits.”
Prior to joining Ashfield Engage as President of Medical Affairs, Amy worked in various functions at Johnson and Johnson in Regulatory Advertising and Promotion, was the Associate Director of Medical Information at Centocor Ortho Biotech Services, and Medical Information Resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
She also holds a certification in Healthcare Compliance from Seton Hall Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy.
On this recognition, Greg Flynn, Global President of Inizio Engage, commented, “Medical Affairs is such a vital part of our overall business and with someone as capable as Amy at the helm, our future vision is being translated into today’s success. This recognition by DIA for Amy is only further proof that Ashfield Engage holds the highest standards for providing vital medical information and compelling scientific dialogue to our clients under Amy’s direction.”