CIR Director Awarded for Regulatory Service

F. Alan Andersen, PhD, president of the US Food and Drug Administration Alumni Association and director of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), is one of four individuals to receive the Food and Drug Law Institute's (FDLI) Distinguished Service and Leadership Award.

The FDLI will award Andersen today at its Annual Holiday and Leadership Awards Reception along with three other leaders in the food and drug law community including: Deborah M. Autor, deputy commissioner for global regulatory operations and policy for the FDA; Robert P. Brady, a partner at Hogan Lovells; and Eugene M. Thirolf, Jr., a consultant on legal and regulatory issues.

Prior to joining CIR in 1993, Andersen worked for 22 years in the FDA's radiological health/medical devices area, conducting research and later directing the device standards program, the research and testing laboratories and the device evaluation office. He has chaired the ANSI Medical Device Standards Board and is past president of the clinical lab standards group. At the FDA, he received the PHS Superior Service Award, the FDA Award of Merit, an Employees EEO Recognition Award, and has since received the FDA Distinguished Alumni Award and has been made a Penn State Alumni Fellow.

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