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Dr. Leigh Shultz

Associate Vice President, Project Management,
Merck & Co., Inc.

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Merck & Co., Inc.

Bio

Pharmaceutical executive with broad experience in drug development, project management, and lifecycle management across bone, respiratory/immunology, and endocrine/metabolic (including diabetes and women's health) therapeutic areas. Experience includes leadership and management of complex programs and projects encompassing both investigational and marketed products. Previous experience in formulation evaluation, development, and stability. Currently lead and manage a team of project managers charged with execution of the Diabetes & Endocrinology development portfolio. Passionate about developing emerging leaders and empowering people to do their best.

Experience in: drug development, people management and development, project management (PMP), change execution management, project risk management, clinical program management, formulation development

Education: PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BS, Chemistry, University of Florida

Honors and Awards

Annual Meeting Program Committee
DIA
2012,2013,2014

Annual Meeting Steering Committee
DIA
2016

DIA Americas Inspire - Excellence in Service Award
DIA
2018

Graduate Research Fellow, Chemistry
National Science Foundation (NSF)
1997

Member
Phi Beta Kappa
1995

National Merit Scholar
1992

PMP Certification
Project Management Institute (PMI)
2007

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