DeborahAnzalone (’78, general arts and sciences) was senior director of medical affairs and strategic development for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Wilmington, Delaware, prior to retiring recently. In that capacity, she provided medical and strategic oversight for drug development projects in hypertension, diabetes, diabetic kidney disease, and lipid disorders. In that capacity, she worked on multidisciplinary teams responsible for disseminating accurate drug information through publications and various other channels to global regulatory authorities, academic institutions, individual and group healthcare providers, and U.S. consumers.
Previously, Deb worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb in a similar capacity developing new cardiovascular drugs. In 2013, she established a trustee scholarship in memory of her brother, James, who attended Penn State, along with her other brother, Angelo. She is a member of the Liberal Arts Alumni Society Board and has mentored several students through the Liberal Arts mentor program, as well.