Director of Operations, Oncology Regulatory Affairs - OGD & GMA, Hannah Mosca
At Novartis, we value the contributions of women at every level of our business. We are proud to offer women the opportunities they seek, that allow them to explore their passions, develop professionally and address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues.
That is why we are especially proud to share our latest Stories series dedicated to the women in science within Novartis. We look forward to personally introducing you to the women helping develop innovative oncology medicines for people with cancer and related diseases.
In our next installment of “Novartis Presents: Women in Science,” Director of Operations, Oncology Regulatory Affairs, Oncology Global Development (OGD) & Global Medical Affairs (GMA), Hannah Mosca discusses her lifelong interest in science and mathematics, and what it is she finds most challenging about her job.
Hannah is responsible for leading the organizational and operational activities, and works across the organization to ensure objectives and business goals are met.
She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, and started her career at Novartis in 2008 through the Rutgers University PharmD fellowship program.
When did you first know you wanted to work in science?
Hannah Mosca: I first knew I wanted to work in science when I was 10 years old. I was completing a project for school, a prediction of my future, which included my career. At the time I was interested in becoming a pharmacist, as suggested by a family friend due to my love for chemistry and mathematics. I now hold a PharmD degree and, although I don’t practice as a pharmacist, I believe everything I do contributes to the development of safe, effective, and innovative medicines for patients worldwide.
What is your advice for young women and girls interested in science?
Hannah Mosca: My advice for young women and girls interested in science is to pursue their passion and strive to overcome any and all obstacles with the goal of ultimately contributing to a better tomorrow.
What is your favorite part of your job at Novartis?
Hannah Mosca: One of my favorite parts right now is the work I get to do in support of our Oncology pediatric portfolio – liaising with a team made up of people from a variety of disciplines and functions, to create innovative strategies for developing drugs and biologics for pediatric patients.
What is the most challenging part?
Hannah Mosca: One of the most challenging, yet interesting and rewarding, parts of my job is finding new ways to lead and motivate various associates across Oncology Regulatory Affairs and the larger Novartis organization to work together and deliver into a common goal or objective.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
Hannah Mosca: If I could have any super power, it would be the power to heal. This would allow me to ease pain and suffering, and potentially cure serious diseases in people around the world.
We will be sharing more stories from the women making an impact at Novartis in the Stories section of our website, NovartisOncology.com.