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Nov. 12 , 2004
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EMU business panel discusses re-importation of drugs during international week events

YPSILANTIOrdering drugs over the Internet and possibly getting counterfeit products will be one of the topics discussed by an Eastern Michigan University panel of business professionals. The forum, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.– noon, Room 201 at the College of Business, is free to the public. It is part of the EMU’s International Week celebration Nov. 15-19.

The three-person panel and their topics include:

  • Jamie Singer, research scientist with Pfizer, Inc. looks at  “Drug Re-Importation,

Global Issues for the Pharmaceutical Business.” Singer has eight years of chemistry experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has taught in an academic setting. She has a master’s degree from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Jimmy Hsiao, CEO of Logic Solutions. Topic: “Doing Business in Asia.” Hsiao will examine the outsourcing of computer programming. He founded Logic Solutions in 1995 and specializes in using Internet technology to improve manufacturing processes and supply chain management. Hsiao earned a master’s and a bachelor’s degree, both from the University of Michigan.
  • David Van Hise, vice president – international, Masco Corporation. Topic: “International Business – Global Realities.” Van Hise will discuss sourcing parts and materials from other countries. He specializes in business development in Asia and Latin America and, prior to Masco, has had overseas assignments for 10 years while working for American Standard’s Plumbing Products Division. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College.

“These individuals were selected because they’re presenting ‘hot topics’ and their companies represent diverse industries that are actively involved in international business,” said David Mielke, dean of EMU’s College of Business.

            “We want to provide our students, faculty and the community with first-hand exposure to important international topics,” said Mielke. “The College of Business has a number of international university exchange partners and has a dual master’s degree program with Tianjin University in China.”

      For additional information, contact Shirley Wentz, COB, Office of the Dean, 734.487.4140.


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