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HDA Research Foundation Announces Inaugural Scholarship Recipients

February 14, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — The HDA Research Foundation today announced the selection of four HDA-member professionals as the inaugural recipients of its graduate-level scholarship program.

The scholarship, developed as part of the organization’s mission to foster industry knowledge and established in conjunction with HDA’s Convene program, is available annually to graduate-level students working within HDA-member distributor and manufacturer companies.

“We are honored to recognize these four talented and promising supply chain professionals, who exemplify leadership and innovation, as well as a desire to promote the greater good of their organization,” said Perry Fri, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the HDA Research Foundation. “With the goal of fostering supply chain knowledge and leadership through educational and professional development opportunities, the Foundation will continue to support the industry with initiatives such as this scholarship program to aid the industry with its endeavors to further the safety, security and efficiency of the supply chain.” 

The four recipients of the 2018 HDA Research Foundation Scholarship are: 

Andy Harrison 
Regional Manager, Corp Security & Regulatory Affairs
AmerisourceBergen/MWI Animal Health
Master of Business Administration | Louisiana State University – Shreveport

Andy Lam 
Associate Software Engineer
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC
Master of Science in Computer Science | Metropolitan State University

Molly Manuse
Segment Marketing Manager
McKesson Medical-Surgical
Master of Business Administration | University of Richmond

Michael Morand 
Senior Manager, SC Customer Solutions
Johnson & Johnson 
Doctorate in Business Administration | Temple University

Through an essay and supporting materials, including a letter of recommendation or other support from their supervisor, the scholarship recipients demonstrated how the funds would benefit the applicant’s growth within his or her organization and contribute to the efficiency of the supply chain and the patients it serves. Further, recipients were required to possess at least two years of working experience within an active HDA distributor or manufacturer member company to qualify. 

The HDA Research Foundation Scholarship Program is sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals. The next application period will open on May 1, 2019. For additional information and eligibility requirements, visit www.hda.org/scholarship.

ABOUT THE HDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The HDA Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA). The Foundation serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on healthcare supply chain issues. The Foundation’s mission is to conduct research and disseminate information that will enhance the knowledge base, efficiency and effectiveness of the total healthcare supply chain; and to provide thought leadership to further enhance the safety and security of the healthcare supply chain through future-focused study and programming.

ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and  pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s non-profit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.

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