Activities

FDAAA Briefs FDA Fellows Class on FDA History, Perspective

FDAAA each year sponsors an afternoon session for the FDA Fellows Class. The session consisted this year of a presentation by FDA Historian Suzanne Junod, followed by a session where FDA alumni discuss their experiences at FDA and the lessons they learned. The alumni who participate come from many different offices across the agency to give the Fellows a broad series of insights into the agency.

Seven alumni/FDAAA members participated in the session on January 23 at the White Oak building. See the photo for the alumni presenters.

Some of the themes underscored by the alumni were to advise the Fellows to take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by the FDA, and what specific steps the FDA Fellows can take to maximize their experience at FDA.

This is the eighth year that the FDAAA has sponsored this briefing. Many Fellows have turned into permanent FDA employees.

FDAAA members and FDA alumni brief the FDA Fellows. Left to right are Bill Vodra, Susan Winckler, Jeanne Ireland, Debbie Henderson, Nancy Myers, Ed Steele and Wayne Pines