Meet The Team

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Jules Lee
Student Experience Co-Chair

"I joined SIO because of how fascinating the industry side of pharmacy is and after realizing how much impact a pharmacist can make on the drug development process and innovation"

Anthony Menard
Student Experience Co-Chair

Jake Murawski
VP Finances

Payal Bhatt 
VP Communications

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Joseph Piotrowski
 Chief Executive Officer

"I'm interested in industry because I want to learn more about drug development and to share my experiences with other students. To me industry offers exciting work in growing therapeutic areas."

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Yuhyeon Soh
Chief Operating Officer

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Dr. Rick Bertz

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Rick Bertz is an Adjunct Professor at Pitt Pharmacy and a graduate of the Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD program. He has worked in Pharmaceutical Industry for nearly 25 years and is currently Vice President, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics at Biohaven Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Bertz has also held R&D leadership positions at both Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories.

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Natalie Laurito 

Symposium Chair

"I joined SIO to learn more about how a pharmacist can be involved in the lengthy yet crucial process of creating safe and effective drugs for all kinds of people and diseases!"

Christina Kasarov 
Curriculum Co-Chair

Alana Chen 
Curriculum Co-chair