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Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Volunteer Named One of Life Sciences’ Most Inspirational People

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) Volunteer, Adrienne Robinson, has been honored by leading pharmaceutical marketing publication, PharmaVOICE, as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the life sciences industry.


Adrienne Robinson recognized as a PharmaVOICE 100 visionary
NEW YORK, NY — August 1, 2013 — Adrienne Robinson has been honored by leading pharmaceutical marketing publication, PharmaVOICE, as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the life sciences industry. Robinson is a director of business affairs and alliance management with Merck and board member and director of corporate relations for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Metro chapter.
“The PharmaVOICE 100 recognizes visionaries who advance scientific innovation and access to quality care, and an essential part of this is sharing passion, intellectual capital and best practices with the next generation of professionals,” stated Taren Grom, editor and co-founder of PharmaVOICE and HBA board member.  “Adrienne’s generous dedication of her time to mentorship has made biopharma a more energetic and stimulating sector.”
“We are immensely proud and appreciative of Adrienne’s contributions to the healthcare industry,” said Kathleen Fitzpatrick, HBA Metro chapter president. “Adrienne has volunteered in many capacities within the HBA; setting a wonderful example for others and helping so many individuals along the way. This honor is a testament to her commitment to promoting diversity and supporting other executives to grow and excel in their chosen careers.”
Beyond her chapter board and corporate relations role with the HBA, Robinson’s volunteer work has included efforts on behalf of the Licensing Executive Society, Soroptimists, Center for Business Intelligence and Penn State University. She was also honored as one of the Merck Amazing Women of the Year nominees in 2004.
“I am honored to be recognized on the PharmaVOICE 100 list. My involvement with the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association has contributed to my personal and career growth, helping to make me the person I am today. I have honed professional skills, expanded my network and had the opportunity to work on amazing projects,” said Robinson. “My newest HBA passion is this October’s Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase. Supporting women’s issues is a personal and professional priority of mine and, as an area where Merck is making meaningful contributions, I’m thrilled to be able to help bring this innovative new program to the table.”
The Women’s Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase will gather healthcare professionals and experts from across the healthcare industry, including academia, advocacy, basic research, clinical practice, government, industry and managed care, to share and discuss innovative solutions in women’s healthcare. The Showcase is being sponsored by Sanofi and Quintiles, and will take place from 6-9:30 PM on October 15th on the Sanofi campus in Bridgewater, NJ.  
About the HBA
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is in its fourth decade as a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters throughout the US and in Europe, the HBA is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Philadelphia and Research Triangle Park. The HBA provides: networking forums to build relationships; knowledge-sharing and access to thought leaders to broaden perspective; educational programs to develop leadership skills and cutting edge industry knowledge and recognition of outstanding women and companies to promote visibility of their achievements. The HBA has over 6,200 individual members and 100 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide.
About the HBA Metro Chapter
The HBA Metro Chapter is the founding and largest chapter of the HBA in the heart of the east coast’s life sciences corridor, serving members in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The HBA Metro Chapter provides a wide variety of leadership development offerings, including Affinity/Special Interest Programs, CONNECTIONS Networking Events, evening Keynote Programs, virtual programs, an annual group mentoring program and special offerings for executive and senior-level women via the chapter’s Executive Women’s Outreach initiative. A host of volunteer opportunities are available for members who seek to support the chapter and enrich their HBA experience.
About the PharmaVOICE 100
Established nine years ago by PharmaVOICE magazine, the PharmaVOICE 100 is an annual list of individuals recognized for their positive contributions to the life-sciences industry. The distinguished honorees are nominated by thousands of PharmaVOICE readers throughout the year and are selected based on well-crafted and comprehensive essays describing how they have inspired or motivated their colleagues, peers, and even competitors; have affected positive changes in their own organizations; as well as other factors, such as community and philanthropic activities.  The PharmaVOICE 100 honorees represent a broad cross-section of industry sectors, including pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, contract research, clinical trial, research and development, patient education, patient recruitment, advertising, marketing, technology, training, mentoring, and many others. 


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