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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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10 New Year's Resolutions To Improve Your Communication Skills

It’s that time of year again – the time to make New Year’s resolutions. But instead of just going the traditional route – pledging to join a gym to work off holiday excesses – why not opt to give your career a boost as well? Resolve to improve your communication skills.

Yes, you read that last sentence correctly! How you communicate with others—whether in person, in writing, or online—has a tremendous impact on your career. It affects every aspect of your working life, no matter how good your specialized skills are in your particular field.

For the coming year, make these communication resolutions to enhance your career:

1. Resolve to keep your phone off the table when meeting with someone.Having your phone visible tells the other person, “I am so ready to drop you and connect with someone else.” It’s important to give people your full attention.

free resolutions2. Take a presentation skills class. Work on becoming a better presenter. You need to get your point across. And if you do so effectively, not only does your audience gain information, but you look good.

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IPhO Hosts 4th Annual Event For All Fellows Nationwide

During the recent Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas, IPhO and its National Fellows Council hosted an exciting event for Fellows of all Fellowship Programs in the US to network, and to learn more about how to get a full time position post-fellowship. Moderated by IPhO Executive Director Jim Alexander, the program featured a series of roundtable discussions with successful fellowship alumni and other industry executives who shared their insights and guidance on how to pursue a full-time position within industry.


The IPhO National Fellows Council would like to thank the following table discussion leaders for volunteering their time and sharing their key insights:

  • Adrienne Aiello, Manager, Scientific Publications, Sanofi Genzyme
    (Alumna, Rutgers/Bayer Fellowship)
  • Toni Burke, Associate Manager, Clinical Supply Management, Gilead
  • Kevin Kerr, Manager, Clinical Development, Allergan
    (Alumnus, USC/Allergan Fellowship
  • Kimberly Lehman, Associate Director, Immuno-Oncology Medical Scientist, Bristol-Myers Squibb
    (Alumna, Rutgers/BMS Fellowship)
  • Shane McGann, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Agios
    (Alumnus, MCPHS/Genzyme Fellowship)
  • John O'Brien, Associate Manager, Clinical Supply Management, Gilead
    (Alumnus, MCPHS/Pfizer Fellowship)
  • Alexander Schepart, Senior Manager, Medical Affairs, Pfizer
    (Alumnus, Rutgers/Pfizer Fellowship)
  • Elvis Osei Tutu, Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline
    (Alumnus, UNC/GSK Fellowship)
  • Winnie Young, Manager, Clinical Supply Management, Gilead

IPhO would like to thank Gilead for its generous support of this event!


Stay tuned for more IPhO networking events in the near future!

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