Alexander Receives Alumni Award, Delivers Keynote

Dr. Shannon Alexander Panicker, PharmD ’20, has received the College of Pharmacy’s 2024 Outstanding New Alumna Award. Dr. Alexander Panicker was recognized for her accomplishments in the pharmacy profession, along with her passion and commitment for her chosen field.  

In addition, Dr. Alexander Panicker, who is the Senior Manager of Medical Affairs at Astellas Pharma U.S., served as the keynote speaker at the Class of 2025 Pinning Ceremony recently. Her inspirational remarks can be found here. 

As a student, Dr. Alexander Panicker co-founded and served as Vice President of the Industry Pharmacists Organization, establishing the foundation of the group through several recurring events, such as professional development workshops and the annual Industry/Managed Care Round Table. She served as President of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association and attained record-breaking recruitment for the UGA chapter.

Dr. Alexander Panicker completed her Regulatory Pharmaceutical Fellowship in Drug Information, which was sponsored by Astellas Pharma, the FDA, and Purdue University.  In her role at Astellas Pharmaceuticals, she supports the advancement of innovative medicines. Dr. Alexander has precepted students during her fellowship and current career, provided countless lectures and informal talks on several topics for fellowship and industry preparation, and provided informal mentorship to several College of Pharmacy students and pharmacists interested in joining the pharmaceutical industry.

She and her husband reside in Florida.


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