Pfizer's Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, pens "Make Your Mark"

             Pfizer's Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, pens "Make Your Mark"

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FAIRFIELD, N.J., Nov. 19, 2012

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare
Businesswomen's Association (HBA) is thrilled to announce publication of Make
Your Mark by Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, chief medical officer of Pfizer Inc. Make
Your Mark contains inspirational leadership lessons gleaned from Dr.
Lewis-Hall's remarkable career in healthcare, as well as inspiration gained
from her family, mentors and colleagues. Dr. Lewis-Hall's warm, caring and
solid leadership lessons will inspire today's female leaders to create a
meaningful career for themselves and others.

Dr. Lewis-Hall is a long-time supporter and member of the HBA and was named
the 2011 HBA Woman of the Year. "I'm so pleased to have the honor of authoring
the first of a series to be released by the Healthcare Businesswomen's
Association," said Dr. Lewis-Hall. "The HBA has been an agent of positive
growth for many women who have made significant contributions to the
advancement of healthcare."

"Freda Lewis-Hall has enjoyed great success throughout her career, advancing
to senior-most positions within the companies where she has worked. However,
these are not the achievements that define her. Rather, her passion for
healing and building people is what is most outstanding," said Deborah
Dunsire, MD, CEO, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company. "She shares with us
and salutes some of the people who have shaped and influenced the luminescent
leader she has become. It is a 'must read'."

"For most leaders, the great challenge isn't understanding the practice of
leadership. It is practicing their understanding of leadership," says Marshall
Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here
Won't Get You There. "In Make Your Mark, Freda Lewis-Hall gives us an
impressive case history of leadership lessons learned, effectively applied and
taught to the generation to come."

"The HBA envisions Make Your Mark  as  the start of a series of leadership
publications," says Laurie Cooke, RPh, CAE, CEO of the HBA. "This will allow
our global membership to share more intimately in the learning and inspiration
of some of the senior-most women in healthcare." Dr. Lewis-Hall appeared at
the 2012 HBA Leadership Conference in Orlando on November 7, 2012 for a
signing event.

Make Your Mark is available from the HBA via the website and through

About the author Freda Lewis-Hall, MD
Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, DFAPA, is the chief medical officer of Pfizer Inc.
Trained as a psychiatrist, she has held leadership roles in academia, medical
research, front-line patient care and at global biopharmaceutical companies
including Vertex, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Eli Lilly. Prior to her work in
industry, she led research projects for the National Institutes of Health and
served as vice chairperson of the Department of Psychiatry at Howard
University College of Medicine.

In 2010, Dr. Lewis-Hall was appointed by the Obama Administration to the
inaugural board of governors for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Institute (PCORI), and in 2012, she was appointed chair of the Cures
Acceleration Network Review Board and a member of the National Center for
Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) advisory council of the National
Institutes of Health. She also serves on the executive committee of the
Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative and on numerous other boards,
including those of Harvard Medical School, Save the Children, The Institute of
Medicine's Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation, and the
American Heart Association's "Power to End Stroke" initiative.

Dr. Lewis-Hall has been named as one of the nation's 75 Most Powerful Women in
Business by Black Enterprise magazine, among the 25 Most Influential
African-Americans in Health Care by Black Health magazine and as the
Healthcare Businesswomen's Association 2011 "Woman of the Year." In 2012, she
received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Howard University. An
advocate for empowering patients through health information, Dr. Lewis-Hall
speaks frequently in venues from TEDMED to the Essence Music Festival and
appears regularly on the Emmy-winning daytime syndicated show, The Doctors.

About The HBA
The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) is in its fourth decade as a
global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of
women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters throughout the US and in
Europe, the HBA is headquartered in New Jersey with offices in Philadelphia
and Research Triangle Park. The HBA provides educational opportunities for
women and men to develop cutting-edge healthcare industry knowledge and
leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women and men in the industry;
provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women in
the industry; fosters mentoring relationships and serves as a conduit and
sponsor for research on career advancement issues. HBA has over 6,200
individual members and over 120 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as
the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide. For
more information, visit

SOURCE Healthcare Businesswomen's Association

Contact: Carol Meerschaert, MBA, RD, Healthcare Businesswomen's Association,
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