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Ruth Roberts, Ph.D. Honored for Excellence in Science and Research

AstraZeneca a global research-based biopharmaceutical company



With more than 20 years of experience at the interface of science and industry

    CHESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, March 5, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ruth Roberts, Ph.D., Global Head of Regulatory Safety at AstraZeneca, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in biopharmaceutical research.

With more than 20 years of experience at the interface of science and industry, Dr. Roberts is known for her expertise in innovative approaches to non-clinical drug safety. Daily, she is tasked with overseeing non-clinical toxicology input across the AstraZeneca small molecule portfolio.

AstraZeneca is a global biopharmaceutical company that provides prescription medicines. A company with science and patients at the heart of everything they do, the skills of its employees and company resources are concentrated on those therapy areas in which they believe will make the biggest impact. Specifically, the company focuses on ailments that are prevalent worldwide, such as cancer, cardiovascular/metabolic disease and respiratory/inflammation/autoimmunity. Furthermore, AstraZeneca remains active in infection and neuroscience with targeted investments in opportunities and collaborations.

Well-equipped to explore the various aspects of toxicology and non-clinical strategies, Dr. Roberts earned a Ph.D. in molecular oncology. An avid researcher and science writer, Dr. Roberts has more than 130 published papers and has won several international awards for her contribution to understanding the mechanistic basis of drug and chemical safety, including the Society of Toxicology Achievement award (2002) and the EUROTOX Bo Holmstedt Lectureship Award in 2008.

She recently published a series of papers challenging existing thinking in regulatory strategies in order to reduce safety-related attrition in drug discovery and development and to refine human risk assessment and translation.

She attributes all of her professional success to her hard work, commitment and curiosity.

For more information about AstraZeneca, visit http://www.astrazeneca.com/Home.

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