PhRMA Foundation alumni are recognized for their scientific achievements and their potential to provide future leadership leading to new scientific discoveries. Julie Lade, PhD, who received a PhRMA Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology in 2015, is an excellent example of a young person whose potential impact is already emerging – especially in her strong views on serving as a role model for others.
Dr. Lade is currently a staff scientist at Amgen, where she works in the Pharmacokinetics/Drug Metabolism Department. Julie was recognized by the Foundation in 2015 for her work on the effects of antiretrovirals for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection but more recently she has worked with a principal scientist at Amgen to support a cardiovascular disease program that is in early stage optimization. At Amgen, Dr. Lade is striving to serve as a role model for other female scientists.
“I would like to see more women in leadership roles within pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, and in other spaces at Amgen – and if I can be a part of that it would be ideal,” she said.
Dr. Lade credits her PhRMA Foundation fellowship with opening new perspectives on career options that made a significant difference in her professional path.
“The PhRMA Foundation was instrumental in giving me the confidence to pursue avenues beyond graduate school, and seeing that a career in science and industry was more tangible than I would have thought prior to receiving that award,” she said.
You can watch a short video online here, featuring Dr. Lade discussing her work at Amgen.