Alumna Spotlight - Jennifer LH Johnson

Where are you employed? 
I currently work at Thayer Medical Corporation as the Director of Research and Development. Previously, I have worked at ImaRx Therapeutics, Oncothyreon, NuvOx Pharma. 

What is one change in pharmacy that has impacted you or the pharmacy profession most? 
A lack of funding for biotechnology. 

What are you most passionate about in pharmacy?
The treasure hunt for an answer to a question. 

How did your education help you launch your career in pharmacy?
My advisor taught me how to research, experiment with and learn whatever I needed to figure out. 

What advice do you have for new pharmacy alumni?
You will finish... and you will know more than you think you do. But, don't make the mistake of starting a new job and telling the company they are doing everything wrong. That's a good way to develop resistance to your ideas even when they might be good ideas. Wait a while and observe. You may also find out that there is a perfectly good reason why they are "doing everything wrong" ...and it's not so wrong after all. 

What advice do you have for new students?
Don't let the big picture overwhelm you. 

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