Wasser Departs Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

June Wasser Departs Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

Amar Bhat, PhD, named Interim Executive Director

Washington, DC, April 16, 2019 -- Ellen V. Sigal, PhD, Board Chair of the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA, today announced that June Wasser is stepping down as the Foundation’s Executive Director. In accepting the resignation, effective in early May, Dr. Sigal lauded Ms. Wasser’s leadership during the past three years, noting that she has helped build the organization from a small start-up to a position of strength by expanding meaningful programs and initiatives.

“Under June’s guidance, the organization achieved several firsts,” notes Dr. Sigal, “including publication of our first IMEDS studies, launch of the Expanded Access Navigator, and presentation of our inaugural Innovations in Regulatory Science Awards.”

The Foundation’s Board of Directors appointed Amar Bhat, PhD, as the Interim Executive Director. Dr. Bhat joined the organization a year ago managing a portfolio focused on strategic planning and program development. In the past two decades, he has held a variety of executive positions in industry, government, science, and health policy. The Foundation plans to launch a national search to fill the Executive Director position this spring.

About the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (FDA Foundation) is an independent 501(c)(3) created by Congress to advance regulatory science to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accomplish its mission. The FDA Foundation works to improve health and safety through stakeholder engagement and public-private partnerships that facilitate innovation, foster the use of real-world evidence, and identify modern tools and policies to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving science.

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