Why Did You Want To Be A Scientist?


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Why Did You Want To Be A Scientist?

Meet the team: Why did you want to be a scientist?

Dr Patrick Picavet, VP Life Sciences Strategy, Program Delivery speaks:

That's a very good question

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Words appear on screen: Why did you want to be a scientist?

Dr Serge Maeder, Global Head of RRP System Innovation speaks:

As far as I can remember I've always wanted to be a scientist

Dr David Sciuscio, Program Leader speaks:

I wanted to be a scientist, I think, since I was one year old

Dr Gizelle Baker, VP Global Scientific Engagement speaks:

Even as a child my favorite subjects were math and science.

Dr Patrick Picavet speaks:

I cannot remember that there was actually a particular trigger except for the fact I was

always fascinated by the technical part of medicine.

Dr David Sciuscio speaks:

Toxicology fascinated me since I was really young.

Dr Gizelle Baker speaks:

When I was considering going into the medical profession, I thought doing research that could help provide doctors with the evidence to help make decisions for the benefit of their patients and not just treating the patients could be a way that I could have a huge impact on the health of the of the population.

Dr Serge Maeder speaks:

I wanted to understand the rules how it works so that drives me to be a scientist.

Dr David Sciuscio speaks:

Reading the history of Romans and Greek and this history of poisonings etc

It was always something that fascinated me.

Dr Patrick Picavet speaks:

And that's why I went on to become an ambulance driver, that's why I went to work in intensive care and that's why eventually, you know, I started to work in anesthesiology, because it has all to do with emergencies, with people using the technology and innovation and always being two or three steps ahead of everyone else.

Dr Serge Maeder speaks:

Creating products that will reduce the risk compared to an existing product is also the best use I can do with what I learned in university.

I'm extremely proud of that and to this day it's the best choice I've ever made.

Philip Morris International logo appears on screen.

Why did you want to be a scientist?

08 Jul 2021 · 1:46 to watch

Philip Morris International (PMI) is a company in transformation, created by the people who work here.


To deliver a smoke-free future, our Life Sciences division has brought in top scientists from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries to research and develop innovative products that are better alternatives than continued smoking.


They are also leveraging their expertise in inhalation and aerosolization to explore opportunities beyond nicotine.


We asked them to explain what drives their desire to make a positive impact on public health.