Dr. Corey Hilmas
Dr. Hilmas is NPA’s Senior VP for scientific and regulatory affairs. He oversees the development and implementation of all educational, scientific and compliance programs (cGMP, Natural Seal, TruLabel) at the Natural Products Association (NPA); provides guidance on clinical issues, public health, ingredient safety, regulatory compliance, and dietary supplement education; and drafts comments, content, and scientific white papers on behalf of NPA in conjunction with Dr. Daniel Fabricant, CEO and Executive Director. He is also working on producing new educationally driven regulatory compliance efforts similar to those he conducted for industry stakeholders while in the field at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Hilmas, a medical doctor with a degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a doctorate in pharmacology/neurotox, came to NPA in June 2014 after having served as Chief of the Dietary Supplement Regulation Implementation Branch within the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs for two years. In addition to managing enforcement related to cGMPs, labeling, claims, dietary ingredient safety, and imports/exports, he was the Agency’s federal expert witness for dietary supplements and dietary ingredient safety under Dr. Fabricant and received multiple FDA and CFSAN awards for enforcement initiatives. He recently was honored with the FDA Award of Merit, a distinguished achievement as one of the few recipients of this award for the area of dietary supplements, from FDA Commissioner Hamburg for his criminal and civil trial work. Dr. Hilmas also served as Senior Toxicologist for dietary ingredients at the FDA. Dr. Hilmas gained an interest in dietary supplements while investigating the efficacy of two dietary ingredients ‒ galantamine and huperzine-A ‒ for the U.S. Army. Prior to that service, he worked as a nuclear chemist at the Department of Energy in Golden, Colorado. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in biochemistry and molecular biology.
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