Activities

FDAAA Conducts Seminar for FDA Fellows

FDAAA has conducted an annual educational seminar for the FDA Fellows for about half a dozen years. This year's session was on January 6 at White Oak.

The Fellows program provides a means of attracting and training future FDA employees. The Fellows work throughout the Agency during their program. FDAAA members Nancy Myers and Wayne Pines have organized the annual educational seminar at the invitation of the FDA.

The agenda in January 6 included a presentation by FDA historian Suzanne Junod summarizing the history of FDA; a panel of FDA alumni who discussed their experiences at FDA; and a presentation on FDA's budget by Steven Grossman, deputy executive director of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA, an independent organization that has advocated on behalf of the. Agency's budget for the past decade.

The FDAAA members who participated in the alumni panel were FDAAA members Mark Elengold, Florence Houn, Jeanne Ireland, Bill McConagha, Nancy Myers, Wayne Pines, and Susan Winckler.

Some of the themes emphasized by the alumni were the importance of FDA work, the mission orientation of FDA employees, and the advantages of networking while working at the Agency.

The session was teleconferenced to Fellows unable to attend.

FDA alumni and FDAAA members conduct a panel for the FDA Fellows. From left are Bill McConagha, Susan Winckler, Nancy Myers, Jeanne Ireland, Mark Elengold, Florence Houn, and Wayne Pines.

FDA historian Suzanne Junod presents to the FDA Fellows a brief history of the Agency.

Steven Grossman of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA discusses the FDA budget.