Karen R. Zimm, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Director in Global Regulatory Affairs for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development with responsibility for Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls for API’s and marketed products. Previously she has held positions in technical operations with Pharmaceutical Sourcing Group – Americas, a division of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical and research & development for the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute and Whitehall Robins Healthcare (Wyeth Consumer Products). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and PhD in Pharmaceutics under Dr Joseph Schwartz from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, MBA in Pharmaceutical Management from Drexel University, and the MS in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs from Temple University. In addition she is a licensed pharmacist and an adjunct professor for the School of Pharmacy/Quality Assurance-Regulatory Affairs at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.