Drug Safety Alliance employee receives ASQ certification

November 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Drug Safety Alliance Inc., (DSA) is pleased to announce that Joseph P. Knight-McKenna has completed requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence. This recognition is awarded by The Certification Board of the American Society for Quality. This signifies that Knight-McKenna has reached a high level of professional recognition by indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of quality management principles and practices. Individuals who earn this certification are allowed to use ASQ-CMQOE on their business cards and professional correspondence. Knight-McKenna is Sr. Director of Quality Assurance at DSA.

A Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence is a professional who understands quality standards and concepts, can implement organizational assessments, and maintain customer satisfaction and focus. The Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence demonstrates an ability to manage projects that support strategic objectives and motivate human resources in the support of organizational goals. These skills are vital to DSAs mission to provide high-quality drug safety services.

About Drug Safety Alliance
Drug Safety Alliance (DSA) Inc. is a privately held, full-service drug safety management organization located in Durham, North Carolina. DSAs mission is to partner with clients to mitigate their drug safety risks and to maximize product longevity and value. Driven by the highest ethical standards, DSA is uniquely focused to provide high-quality pharmacovigilance programs to large and small pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Pre- and post-market drug safety services include domestic and international regulatory compliance, risk management and adverse event data management. The founders of DSA each hold more than 20 years experience in drug safety and pharmacovigilance management. For more information visit www.drugsafetyalliance.com or call (919) 401-8003.

About American Society for Quality
The American Society for Quality (www.asq.org) is the world's leading authority on quality. With more than 100,000 individual and organizational members, the professional association advances learning, quality improvement, and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide.
To learn more about ASQs Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence program, visit http://www.asq.org/certification/manager-of-quality/.