Ot­suka Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal de­vel­op­ment & Com­mer­cial­iza­tion, inc. (OPdC)

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‘‘ot­suka’s medicines are used to treat pa­tients all over the world. By utiliz­ing data re­flect­ing the di­ver­sity of these pa­tients, we gain in­sight into their ex­pe­ri­ences, which aids in the de­vel­op­ment of safe and ef­fec­tive medicines,” says mirza rah­man, md, mPH, se­nior vice Pres­i­dent and Global Head of Phar­ma­covig­i­lance at oPdc, a u.s. af­fil­i­ate of ot­suka Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany, ltd., of Japan. oPdc aims to de­velop in­no­va­tive treat­ments for some of the most vex­ing med­i­cal prob­lems within neu­ro­science, on­col­ogy, nephrol­ogy and car­di­ol­ogy.

oPdc’s Pres­i­dent and ceo, Wil­liam H. car­son, md, an elc mem­ber, says, “We look like amer­ica.” ac­cord­ing to Hen­ri­etta ukwu, md, facP, se­nior vice Pres­i­dent and Global Head, Global Qual­ity and Global reg­u­la­tory af­fairs at oPdc, “dr. car­son leads by ex­am­ple. We have es­tab­lished a di­verse work­force sim­ply by look­ing for the best tal­ent, no mat­ter where it may be found. and we en­cour­age our di­verse, tal­ented peo­ple to be ‘wildly cre­ative.’ this is our com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tage.”

to re­cruit a bright, hard­work­ing, di­verse group of physi­cians with in­no­va­tive ideas and ap­proaches, oPdc has been col­lab­o­rat­ing with the amer­i­can col­lege of Pre­ven­tive medicine to pro­vide new grad­u­ates the op­por­tu­nity to join the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try and learn and grow. “this is a risk many health­care, re­search and gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions are un­will­ing to take. it demon­strates the in­no­va­tive think­ing here at ot­suka, which has re­sulted in some bril­liant col­leagues join­ing our or­ga­ni­za­tion,” re­ports dr. rah­man.

“oPdc at­tracts peo­ple who seek op­por­tu­ni­ties to con­trib­ute and to grow, and who will per­se­vere to over­come ob­sta­cles. ‘no Bound­aries’ is one of ot­suka’s cul­tural tenets, and it com­mu­ni­cates a strong sense of em­pow­er­ment,” ex­plains dr. ukwu. “We want peo­ple who ask ‘why not?’” adds dr. rah­man: “We try to give our col­leagues clear di­rec­tion and then get out of their way.” as dr. ukwu says, “the re­sults speak for them­selves.”

Hen­ri­etta ukwu, Md, FaCP Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Global Head, Global Qual­ity and Global Reg­u­la­tory Af­fairs at OPDC

Mirza rah­man, Md, MPH Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Global Head of Phar­ma­covig­i­lance at OPDC

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