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Attorney specializing in food and drug law named 2015 Haller Entrepreneur of the Year


Attorney specializing in food and drug law named 2015 Haller Entrepreneur of the Year

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College announces James M. Parker, M.S., Ph.D., J.D. ’64—an attorney concentrating in food and drug law—has been named the 2015 Thiel College Haller Enterprise Institute Entrepreneur of the Year. He will be presented the honor at the Howard Miller Student Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Parker has been President of Strategic Bioscience Corporation since 1994. After graduating from Thiel College with a B.A. in biology in 1964, he received his M.S. in pharmacology and toxicology and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry at Duquesne University. He started law school at Duquesne and graduated from the New England School of Law. He is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society and the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI). Parker worked in the pharmaceutical industry with Telor Ophthalmic Research, Fisons Corporation and Fisons PLC for more than 12 years. At Fisons, he was the head of International Regulatory Affairs in the United Kingdom and later Senior Vice President of Research and Development (U.S.). He has been in private regulatory affairs and legal practice since 1989. Parker has been an adjunct professor at the Boston College School of Law for 18 years, teaching a course in food and drug law.

He has lectured domestically and internationally on various aspects of drug, biologic and device development. His expertise covers areas ranging from pre-clinical research through post-marketing trials. He also has knowledge of import and export operations, successful generic applications and managing the relationship with the Food and Drug Administration. He has hands-on experience in preparation, assembly and review of all types of dossiers for biologics, drugs and devices in the United States and internationally.

Parker lives in Stowe Mass. with his wife, Lynne. They have three adult children.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and graduate programs in, Business Administration, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Communication and Leadership, Physician Assistant and Speech-Language Pathology. All of Thiel College’s master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce outstanding graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to diversity and inclusion. The College combines tradition with innovation as it honors its past and celebrates its future.

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