The ACCP "Excellence in Achievement" Program is pleased to recognize Alexander J. Prokopienko, PharmD, PhD, Senior Clinical Pharmacologist, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology – Data Sciences Inst, at Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. Dr. Prokopienko joined ACCP as a Student Member in 2013 and became a Full Member in 2019. He is currently Co-chair of the Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professional Committee of which he has been an active member since 2016. Dr. Prokopienko is also a member of the Working Group on Early-stage Professionals and previously served on the Working Group on Future Annual Meetings. He was a member of the Education Committee from 2018 - 2020. In addition to his committee participation, Dr. Prokopienko has been a Moderator on numerous webinars and most recently as a Faculty Speaker on Communicating Your Science: Acing Presentations & Posters at Conferences webinar. He was a Poster Presenter at the 2013 ACCP Annual Meeting and was a Student & Trainee Abstract Award Winner in 2018. Dr. Prokopienko has been a fervent supporter of ACCP since joining and we look forward to his continued involvement in the society!
Dr. Prokopienko earned his PharmD in 2014 from Albany Coll of Pharmacy in Albany, NY and his PhD in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences from Univ of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, PA in 2019. From 2016 - 2018, he received a National Inst of Health (NIH) Training Grant for a NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical & Translational Science at the Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Prokopienko secured his first full-time position as a Clinical Pharmacologist, Translational Medicine - Clinical Pharmacology at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc in 2019. He has received numerous awards and has co-authored many publications and presented posters at non-profit and academic institutions.
Dr. Prokopienko graciously shared his thoughts on what ACCP membership means to him:
"I became a Student Member of ACCP as a pharmacy student, was actively involved throughout my PhD studies and I continue to benefit personally and professionally from membership as an Early-stage Professional. ACCP offers professional development opportunities to all career stages. As a pharmacy student, I presented one of my first Posters at an ACCP Annual Meeting and distinctly remember the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Dr. Joe Bertino, stopping at my poster to discuss the results. His interest in my Poster is a great example of the personal and humanistic approach that ACCP shows to all Members. Membership in ACCP has also supported my professional development through opportunities to serve and now Co-chair the Student, Trainee and Early-stage Professional Committee. Additionally, I highly value the Annual Meeting Symposia, other numerous opportunities to obtain CE, such as webinars, the mentoring program and various membership benefits. If you’re a Student, Trainee, Early-stage Professional or mid-career professional looking for opportunities to advance your career, definitely consider joining ACCP – I’m glad that I did!"
Congratulations, Dr. Prokopienko, on being recognized for your outstanding achievements and contributions to ACCP!