PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (DSI) announced today that Jay M. Feingold, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed Vice President of Medical Affairs. Dr. Feingold will manage strategic direction of the company's Medical Affairs department and oversee more than 90 scientists, researchers and field-based medical teams responsible for collaborating with the company's clinical research arm, commercial organization and partners. Medical Affairs is responsible for providing physicians, key opinion leaders, regulatory agencies and professional organizations with medical and scientific information in the areas of clinical studies, outcomes research and disease management programs, among others. Dr. Feingold's vast experience in oncology and hematology will continue to drive the company's current cardiovascular portfolio and shape its pipeline.
"I am very excited to join Daiichi Sankyo and look forward to working with my colleagues to continue to build relationships with health care providers to improve medical care and enhance professional education," said Dr. Feingold. "As we develop new and innovative therapies it will be important to ensure that critical safety and efficacy information is understood by practitioners, regulatory agencies, payors and patients. Medical Affairs plays a key role in communicating this information."
Dr. Feingold also becomes a member of DSI's Executive Committee, which is responsible for guiding the organization's short- and long-term strategic and financial objectives.
DSI is the U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. The U.S. headquarters facility in Parsippany, New Jersey houses 480 employees, including corporate offices and all functions that support the company's
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