Howard University Newsroom

WASHINGTON DC–Brittany G. Mani will be honored with a Regional Inspire Award for the Americas at DIA’s upcoming Annual Meeting. DIA’s Regional Inspire Awards program recognizes DIA’s outstanding volunteers for their leadership, level of excellence, and commitment to service.

Mani will receive the Leader of Tomorrow Award, recognizing a student or young professional who has made meaningful contributions to DIA.

Brittany G. Mani pictured

“Brittany’s passion for improving the future of how drugs will be prescribed and dispensed is inspiring,” said Susan Cantrell, senior vice president and managing director, DIA Americas. “She is a testament to the value of hard work, and we at DIA are appreciative of her commitment to involving students in the organization and contributing to the work of the DIA student chapter at Howard University.”

Mani is a charter member of the DIA Howard Student Chapter and serves as the Immediate Past President and Student Advisor for the group. She has been interested in genetics and pharmacology from an early age and has a passion for repurposing drugs for rare diseases. She is a passionate advocate for the pharmacy profession, having met with legislators on Capitol Hill to express the need for pharmacists to be granted health care provider status.

Before attending Howard University College of Pharmacy, Mani attended Purdue University from 2010–2011 for Biochemistry and Pharmacy and received her B.S. from Indiana University, studying Applied Health Science, Human Development Family Studies, and Pre-Medical Studies.

DIA’s annual Inspire Awards nominees must have a record of outstanding commitment to raising the level of health and wellbeing worldwide. For more information about DIA’s Inspire Award program, click here.