Cheryl Graham

Cheryl Fossum Graham

Acting Director at FDA

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Experience

NDA Partners LLC

Senior Leadership Positions  - Pfizer Inc

Regulatory Scientist  - Hyman , Phelps & McNamara , P.C.

Head of Regulatory and Development Strategy  - Knopp Neurosciences Inc.

Acting Director, Deputy Director and Group Leader In the Drug Marketing and Cardio-Renal Drug Products Divisions  - Food and Drug Administration

Education

BS  - Pharmacy , 

MD  - University of New Mexico

MS  - Microbiology , 

degrees  - 

degrees  - biology/chemistry , pharmacy , microbiology and medicine , University of New Mexico

masters degree  - Microbiology , University of New Mexico

Affiliations

Board Member  - The Food and Drug Law Institute

Member of Board of Trustees  - The Garde Arts Center Inc

Board Member  - Drug Information Association

Executive Advisory Board  - UNM College of Pharmacy

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Cheryl Fossum Graham
Cheryl Fossum Graham Dr. Cheryl Fossum Graham retired from a 38 year career in pharmaceutical discovery, research, development and marketing in 2015. She began her career in 1977 doing research on safety issues with human medicinal products, a focus which she would retain throughout her career. In 1978, she joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Medical Officer holding positions of increasing responsibility in various Divisions of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and the Office of the FDA Commissioner. After leaving the FDA in 1993, Cheryl began consulting with a variety of large pharmaceutical companies and small biotech firms, first as part of a small consulting firm in the DC Metro area and then as a Vice President of Quintiles, Inc. In 1999, she joined Pfizer Global Research and Development as Vice President for US Regulatory Affairs, but quickly became Senior Vice President for Worldwide Regulatory Affairs as Pfizer went through a period of rapid acquisition growth. After retiring from Pfizer in 2005, Cheryl continued her commitment to human drug safety through a variety of affiliations including Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Knopp Neurosciences, Regulatory Scientist at the law firm of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, and a Senior Fellow at FDA.

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Cheryl Fossum Graham
Dr. Cheryl Fossum Graham retired from a 38 year career in pharmaceutical discovery, research, development and marketing in 2015. She began her career in 1977 doing research on safety issues with human medicinal products, a focus which she would retain throughout her career. In 1978, she joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Medical Officer holding positions of increasing responsibility in various Divisions of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and the Office of the FDA Commissioner. After leaving the FDA in 1993, Cheryl began consulting with a variety of large pharmaceutical companies and small biotech firms, first as part of a small consulting firm in the DC Metro area and then as a Vice President of Quintiles, Inc. In 1999, she joined Pfizer Global Research and Development as Vice President for US Regulatory Affairs, but quickly became Senior Vice President for Worldwide Regulatory Affairs as Pfizer went through a period of rapid acquisition growth. After retiring from Pfizer in 2005, Cheryl continued her commitment to human drug safety through a variety of affiliations including Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Knopp Neurosciences, Regulatory Scientist at the law firm of Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, and a Senior Fellow at FDA.

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Although the FDA requires advertisers to present a "fair balance," Cheryl Graham, Acting Director of the FDA's Marketing Division, admits that one-half of the journal ads violate this standard.

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