Verne W. Pitman is Sr. Director, Global Innovative Pharma Business, Clinical Sciences, Pfizer Inc. He received his BS in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy in 1984 and PharmD from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1986. He then completed a 2 year Fellowship in Industrial Clinical Pharmacy Practice sponsored by Rutgers University College of Pharmacy and Hoffmann LaRoche Inc. Since completing the Fellowship in 1988 he has worked in clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry, predominantly within the area of neuropsychiatry. He has conducted clinical trials in insomnia and nonrestorative sleep and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.