ACCP "Excellence in Achievement" 

The ACCP "Excellence in Achievement" Program serves to acknowledge ACCP Members whose engagement with ACCP events/committees and contributions to the organization are deserving of recognition.

ACCP is pleased to recognize Christine M. Brandquist, PharmD, MS, Senior Principal Scientist, Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics in the Data Management & Biometrics (DMB) department at Celerion Inc in Lincoln, NE. Dr. Brandquist has been a Member of ACCP since 2010. She has actively supported the ACCP Membership Committee since 2014 and as the Membership Committee Chair since 2016. She has also been involved in multiple Working Groups to include the Online Community, Changes to Recognition Awards, Fellow Requirements, Job Center Changes, Member Benefits and the ACCP365 Mobile App. Additionally, Dr. Brandquist was also the 2017 Member-Get-a-Member Program Award recipient. She is gracious in her time and support of ACCP and her guidance is greatly appreciated.

Dr. Brandquist received her PharmD and MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Univ of Nebraska Medical Ctr in Omaha, NE. After completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Univ of North Carolina/GlaxoSmithKline, Chapel Hill, NC, she joined ICON Development Solutions (formerly GloboMax LLC) in Ellicott City, MD as a Senior Scientist I, Pharmacokinetics. Dr. Brandquist then moved to Lincoln, NE as the Section Head, PK/PD for MDS Pharma Services. In 2010, she joined Celerion where she currently serves as the Senior Principal Scientist, Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacometrics in DMB and is a subject matter expert for clinical pharmacology related activities within DMB and contributes to the scientific and/or operational excellence of study protocols. Dr. Brandquist has peer-reviewed publications ranging from pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics to drug development. She has also presented at numerous national meetings.

Dr. Brandquist kindly shared her thoughts on what ACCP membership means to her: “What I enjoy most about ACCP is the atmosphere ACCP provides which allows for unbiased scientific discussions amongst pharma, academia and regulatory groups, as well as the learning opportunities via webinars, journals, the website and the ACCP Annual Meeting. The diversity of its Members who are always willing to share their wealth of knowledge and experiences without any hidden agendas really enhance these discussions. For me one of the best benefits of ACCP has been the volunteering opportunities. I have been serving on the membership committee since 2014. My volunteering experience has allowed me to be more actively engaged with the society especially during Annual Meetings. Being an active Member of ACCP has had a fundamental impact on my career, through both the professional networking opportunities and the educational growth opportunities.” 

Congratulations, Dr. Brandquist, on being recognized for your outstanding achievements and contributions to ACCP!