Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ex-Director of Office of International Programs Receives Award from FDA (January 15)

Dr. Toshiyoshi Tominaga, former Director of Office of International Programs, has been

recently honored with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner's Special

Citation Award for his outstanding dedication to fostering collaboration between PMDA and

the FDA and for his superior leadership in the International Conference on Harmonization

(ICH) initiative for many years. This award is bestowed by the FDA Commissioner on a person

(or group) who has made remarkable contributions to FDA’s efforts to better protect and

promote public health. Dr. Tominaga is the first Japanese recipient of this award. The

certificate and commemorative trophy from the FDA Commissioner were presented to him by

Dr. Murray Lumpkin, the FDA Commissioner's Senior Advisor and Representative for Global


Taken from PMDA Updates for February 2013.

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