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  • Sarma Vadlamani
    Senior R&D Scientist
    Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
    Base/Location:
    Richmond, Virginia, USA
    Local NGO Partner:
    IRC in joint collaboration with Thailand Refugee Health Department
    NGO Partner:
    International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    Assignment Location:
    Mae Hong Son, Thailand

    Sarma is currently with Pfizer Consumer Healthcare having joined Whitehall-Robins Healthcare (Wyeth Consumer Healthcare) in 1998. His background includes the Preparation and Management of Clinical Trial Materials, Pharmaceutical Client Services, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Retail Pharmacy experience over a period of 20 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry. He has been recognized as a visionary in setting up and conducting GMP Operations that best utilize available resources and ensure compliance. He relishes independence and welcomes challenging opportunities.

    Sarma considers this Fellowship an opportunity to give back to the community in his own humble capacity. On his assignment with International Rescue Committee (IRC), Sarma will work as a Pharmacy Management Fellow, working with IRC staff to increase the efficiency of the drugs management system, help progress rational use of drugs by training health care workers in refugee camps, establish a sustainable system to build upon previous Fellow's work and contribute to improve the health of 23,000 refugees. Sarma hopes to become skilled at assessing and evaluating needs in an under resourced environment and to develop leadership skills in challenging and unfamiliar situations.

    The International Rescue Committee was founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein. The IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work in over 40 countries and 22 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.