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A masters in biology a doctorate in physiology and a passion for helping others doctor that he's until while as the executive vice president of Biotech behemoth AstraZeneca.
And she said that.
-- of the house of it's biologics I'm mad -- me into doing now to discuss her journey to the top of one of the biggest names in health care he's a welcome thanks so much for being here.
And thank you for having me.
So your desire to pursue a career in science began at a very young age when at just nine years old you had to deal with your father stat.
How did you turn your grief into something that would lead to a career of helping others.
Was it nine years old it was.
My father died from that medical error and from there I -- started asking why and my passion for.
Asking why and not only -- but also you know how can -- Learn more about science and learn more about.
Why this did that happen so that turned into determination actually.
To go all the way and try to to end the stand.
And they turned into.
The passion for helping patients as well.
So that just determination as -- a long way he worked to bring mad at me and the translational science round which means you work to move information quickly.
To improve patient care and drug development.
How do you see your work affecting or improving the world of health -- the next ten or twenty years.
Be the you know you know the drug development processes severity of long a process so anything we can do.
To end the stand as early as possible if the drug has more likelihood to succeed or meat being very tailored.
To the right patients at the right time and -- the right those is something that will benefit the patient at the end of of that.
-- the day and also would allow -- to bring this drug as quickly as possible to the patients that need them.
I think in these in these aired I this is where -- the biology is news has never been bad there.
I hate you we always actually to the patients to be doing more -- and medicines.
Share well during that process you know taking it -- more translational science.
You remember what a lot of resistance and skepticism what you've learned is the most effective way to deal at people who -- -- invention.
It's always been the most important thing is always to believe in yourself and believe in -- sit in what you're doing and follow your heart -- I think that has been always.
A month -- for me how how to do these you know how to goal and about life -- he general lends it definitely.
In in the world of -- science and pharmaceutical as well.
Says -- -- on others and the pharmacies there's a lot of trial and error before you know I find a solution to a problem and actually works.
Has it changed the way define success and failure in your life and in your profession.
Well -- my first thing is to you know you really have to be passionate about.
Science to get into these field because it is a tough field you know there -- so many things that failed before -- What succeeds and so -- -- you know the way I defines success is really.
The fact that I can still do what I'm very passionate about and that I have the privilege to to do it.
Today and to which -- very bright minds as well so I think that's how I define success.
The the other thing that you learn from the science it's it's it's.
The -- you don't look at your career or anything as as a destination you look at it as a journey.
You say you're constantly looking for.
You know something to learn something to do war that's really how I define it the thing that's great advice you know for anybody in in any profession.
-- relative I'm curious you come from a very diverse background your race and rock educated in Europe and now you live on the East Coast.
How has that played into your ability to run and major unit of an international pharmaceutical company.
That if you know what said the fines for me science that is definitely innovation and to be in nova -- I think diversity is absolutely.
-- fundamental in thinking and ethnicity and everything and and that switch to.
You know the environments where I -- tends to be so having come from.
Different background as you said that lived everywhere.
I think it's an asset because it allows me to two.
Really understand the difference.
Situations -- different people who were working wave that you guys you know.
The -- also a global.
It's very very important to -- the -- that the culture and provide the culture where innovation can that can happen and and having that background allows me to and the -- multiple cultures this way sir I think that's an -- and I'm not a lot of people you know can really relate to sell.
-- for this thing might do next that -- -- -- -- wild executive vice president at AstraZeneca thanks so much for being with us today.
Thank you for having me it's a pleasure.
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