Tericke D. Blanchard

International Affairs Fellow in Japan, Sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd. 2009-2010

Tericke D. Blanchard is a health policy manager in global public policy for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals where he is responsible for the analysis of regulatory and legislative issues. In this role, he also chairs the Clinical Trials Policy Working Group which facilitates the companyís response to the National Institutes of Health regarding clinical trial registry and reporting procedures. Prior to joining Wyeth, he was an editor in the health science division of Elsevier. Tericke earned his BA from Harvard College and an International MBA from the Fox School of Business, Temple University that included residences in Paris, Philadelphia, and Tokyo.

Tericke will spend his fellowship in Tokyo conducting research on Japanese policies and regulations governing the pharmaceutical industry. While Japan is the second largest pharmaceutical market in the world, there have been several obstacles that have delayed the availability of medical products. His research will examine a 2008 government initiative that emphasizes medical innovation. Tericke will look to assess these changes and their potential impact on Japanese public health and the countryís competitiveness.