Kimberly (Kim) Belsky, Senior Director of Regulatory Policy and Intelligence for Mallinckrodt, never pictured herself in a regulatory affairs role when she first entered the pharmaceuticals industry as a bench chemist. She quickly developed a passion for the work after accepting her first regulatory job 16 years ago. Now, she is a respected leader in the profession and was one of three people presented with the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society’s (RAPS) first-ever Community Leadership Award.
RAPS is a global organization of 15,000 professionals involved in regulatory work for healthcare-related products. The award, which was given to Kim at RAPS’ annual Regulatory Convergence conference in mid-September, honors members who are actively engaged in the organization, help further the profession and support the advancement of their peers.
“Kim is a true asset to Mallinckrodt and to the industry at large. She is collaborative, engaged, eager to help others and never shirks responsibility, often going well beyond the call of duty,” said Imran Shah, Mallinckrodt’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. “This award solidifies that she’s not only an inspirational employee, but a leader among her peers.”
Kim has been an active member of RAPS for a number of years, contributing her time and talents at both the national and local chapter levels. She is currently on the planning committee for its annual conference, which will feature more than 200 speakers over four days, including an opening keynote address from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. Kim will also present at educational sessions on orphan drug development and advertising/promotion, in addition to teaching a regulatory intelligence master class. This is the second time Kim has served on the conference’s planning committee. She has also served on RAPS’ North American Advisory Board, and presented at past conferences and local New York/New Jersey chapter events.
Mallinckrodt encourages employees to get involved in external professional groups, like RAPS. They provide important opportunities for professional growth and networking, and enable employees to extend a positive image of Mallinckrodt, and the industry at large, in the marketplace.