The executive vice president of global health sciences and regulatory affairs with The Medicines Company in Parsippany, New Jersey, Dr. Loretta Itri has decades of experience in the medical sector. Outside her efforts to set worldwide standards in the industry, Dr. Loretta Itri enjoys attending plays, such as Girl from the North Country.
Featuring music by Bob Dylan, Girl from the North Country takes place in Duluth, Minnesota, in the 1930s and delves into the challenges of a broken family struggling during the Great Depression. The play owes its existence to Bob Dylan's management team, who contacted Conor McPherson regarding the possibility of creating such a work.
Originally, McPherson refused the offer, reportedly describing it as a “bad idea.” However, while he was out for a walk through a neighborhood in Dublin, inspiration came to him in the form of a setting for the play. The idea of having such a work take place during the time of the Depression in Minnesota appealed to him. McPherson then wrote up a proposal, which he submitted to Dylan's management team. Shortly thereafter, he received approval and a collection of Dylan's music to mine for the musical.
After earning her Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College, Dr. Loretta Itri completed a residency at SUNY-Stony Brook and a fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She began her career at Hoffman La Roche, Inc. where she oversaw clinical development [...]