After growing up in Florida, Annie Hurley received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2006. Following graduation, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee to complete the one year Drug Information Specialty Residency offered by Med Communications. Upon residency completion, Annie served as an Assistant Professor for the University of Tennessee (UT) Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy for two years. While at UT, she precepted pharmacy students on rotation in the Drug Information Center as well as UT, St. Jude, and Med Communications fellows. She also lectured in various areas of the pharmacy curriculum, and developed the Lifestyle Management selective. This course was offered to third year pharmacy students and focused on the importance of stress management, time management, organization skills, diet, and exercise for optimal health and wellness. She returned to Med Communications in 2009 as a Senior Medical Information Specialist. After several years, she was promoted to Senior Director, Professional Development and Director, Medical Information, and supervised professional staff in these roles. Recently, she decided to transition to a medical writing role with Med Communications and is currently working as a Global Medical Information Specialist. In her personal life, she enjoys writing, reading, yoga, and trying out new, healthy recipes.
After graduating from high school, Bibi Ladipo-Ajayi moved from Lagos, Nigeria to Houston, Texas with the intention of studying Pharmacy at Texas Southern University (TSU). She received her doctorate in pharmacy from the TSU College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May 2012 and was immediately accepted into the Med Communications Drug Information fellowship. During the fellowship her research interest focused on effective management of medical information content for the pharmaceutical industry. After the fellowship she accepted a position with Med Communications in 2011 as a Virtual Scientific Manager supporting drug products in the cardiovascular therapeutic area for one of Med Communications clients. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and 2-year old son and spends her spare time travelling and reading inspirational books.
Jennifer Moll graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2009 and subsequently entered into the Med Communications Medical Information Fellowship Program. During her fellowship, her research project focused on the professional satisfaction – and potential pitfalls – of immunization delivery by pharmacists in a community pharmacy setting. After her one-year fellowship, she accepted and still holds a position as an Inquiry Medical Information Specialist, where she has covered five contracts during her tenure with the company.
Kiana was born in New York City and raised in Woodbridge, NJ. She also attended college in NJ, which is why completing a fellowship in a new location in Memphis, TN appealed to her. Upon receiving her PharmD in 2011 from Rutgers University, she worked for a year as a contractor in Global Pharmacovigilance with Bayer Healthcare in Wayne, NJ. Loving the pharmaceutical industry work environment, but wanting to explore other opportunities within Pharma, she went to the 2011 ASHP Midyear meeting to pursue fellowship opportunities. After completing the 1-year Medical Information fellowship program with Med Communications, she was offered a full-time position as a Medical Information Specialist with one of Med Comm’s clients in Delaware, and took the opportunity as it would bring her back closer to her family and friends. After approximately 2 years in that role, Kiana decided to pursue her long-time career goal of becoming a Medical Science Liaison (MSL), and began working with Luitpold Pharmaceuticals in February 2015 as their Northeast MSL. She also still works with Med Comm to assist in after-hours coverage and maintains her license to work per-diem as a compounding pharmacist with an independent pharmacy. Other professional interests include teaching and mentoring pharmacy students. Her personal interests include traveling, attempting new recipes, interior decorating, and learning about investment opportunities.
Sarah Stapleton was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She studied Biology and Chemistry at Alabama A&M University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. After completing her undergraduate work she taught high school Chemistry and Biology for seven years. While teaching, she received her Masters of Education in Biology from Mississippi College. Thereafter, she attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she obtained a doctorate in pharmacy in 2010. She went on to complete a one-year fellowship in Medical Information from Med Communications with a research interest in influenza vaccination rates among student healthcare workers. During her fellowship she provided services to several pharmaceutical companies as a medical information specialist. She is currently employed with Med Communications and serves as a Content Medical Information Specialist. Sarah enjoys reading, traveling with family and friends, collecting dolls, and participating in community outreach programs in her spare time.
Tasfia Ahmed was born and raised in Tennessee her entire life and claims the small city of Tullahoma her hometown. After graduating high school she received her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Physiology. Thereafter, she received her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee (UT) College of Pharmacy in 2012 and was accepted into the Med Communications fellowship program in Drug Information. Her research interests focus on the pharmacist’s role in the ethical responsibility of healthcare delivery. After the fellowship she accepted a position with Med Communications in 2013 as a medical information specialist for five contracts and served in a leadership role for three companies. She has been appointed as a Clinical Instructor by UT College of Pharmacy and serves as student activities coordinator for student pharmacists that come to the company for rotations. More recently Tasfia transitioned to a Medical Information Manager and will be the fellowship director for our fellows that will join Med Communications in 2016. In her spare time she enjoys traveling internationally, reading biographies, painting, and mastering fluency in Spanish and French.