Eric C. Hall II recognized with Alumni Achievement Award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eric C. Hall II, a member of the Board of Directors of the Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society, was among nine recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award honored during a dinner and induction ceremony hosted by University President Eric J. Barron and the Penn State Alumni Association on March 31. The award recognizes alumni 35 years of age and younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments.

Nominated for the award by the Graduate School and College of Medicine, Hall received his doctoral degree in neuroscience in 2009. He is the associate director for real world outcomes, innovative partnerships, and insights (RI2) for Biogen Inc. 

Trained as a neuroscientist, Hall is a strategic health care leader with strong business acumen leveraging clinical and market access experience to deliver value throughout the health care ecosystem. He leads medical access strategy for Alzheimer’s and spinal muscular atrophy programs inclusive of health and economics outcomes research, real world evidence generation, communication, and external partnerships. 

In his work with Biogen, Hall collaborates with global and U.S. colleagues in the medical, market access, marketing, clinical development, public affairs, legal, regulatory, and compliance organizations to achieve key objectives.

Regina Vasilatos-Younken, vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School, emphasized Hall’s achievements and professionalism. 

“Dr. Hall is a role model for graduate students, particularly those pursuing advanced degrees in science disciplines,” Vasilatos-Younken said. “It is becoming a compelling need in the STEM fields to communicate and prepare our graduate students for career opportunities outside the academy, and alumni of Dr. Hall’s stature, success, and career pathway are an exemplar to that end, as well as an inspiration to alumni who seek volunteer leadership opportunities within Penn State’s global alumni network.”

Hall is also a member of the College of Medicine Alumni Society Board of Directors. 

“Dr. Hall has been a shining example to our graduate students over the years, participating actively as a member of the Alumni Society Board and giving freely of his time to meet and mentor our students,” said Charles Lang, associate dean for graduate studies, Penn State College of Medicine. “His commitment to our students is unparalleled and greatly appreciated by all.” 

Hall is one of three graduate alumni selected as recipients of the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award. The others are Mark Franklin Patishnock '05, '12g and John C. Urschel '12, '13g.

Last Updated April 17, 2017