Awards & Advancement

CDISC appoints Shannon Labout interim chief standards officer

Monday, June 12, 2017

David R. Bobbitt, president and CEO at Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), appointed Shannon Labout CDISC’s interim chief standards officer. A collaborative leader, dedicated educator and Certified Clinical Data Manager (CCDM), Labout has a proven track record of creating, leading and growing successful organizations in clinical data management, standards implementation and training. In her new role, she will guide the future of standards development, working with CDISC leadership, partners, members and volunteer teams. She will also continue to serve as CDISC’s VP of Education.

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Hassman Research Institute appoints Dr. Larry Ereshefsky CSO, Early Phase Development

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hassman Research Institute (HRI) announced that Dr. Larry Ereshefsky joined the company as chief scientific officer, Early Phase Development. Dr. Ereshefsky brings to HRI more than 40 years of drug discovery and development experience including leadership roles at University of Texas Health Science and Parexel. Dr. Ereshefsky will be responsible for leading HRI’s efforts and advancing the company’s Early Phase Development Division focusing on diseases. He will report to Dr. Howard Hassman, CSO of HRI.

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Alexion adds Orloff, Law and Franchini to leadership team

Monday, June 5, 2017

Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced key additions to its executive leadership team. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Ludwig Hantson will be: John Orloff, M.D., executive vice president, head of Research & Development; Anne-Marie Law, executive vice president, chief human resources officer; and Indrani Lall Franchini, J.D., executive vice president, chief compliance officer.

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MAGI Award for Excellence in Site Payments winners announced

Monday, June 5, 2017

Nimblify, a clinical trials technology company, helped announce the winners of the MAGI Award for Excellence in Site Payments at MAGI‘s Clinical Research Conference on May 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nimblify partnered with MAGI to perform an analysis on the state of the industry as it relates to site payments and to honor and recognize sponsors and CROs that pay sites promptly. Site customers of Nimblify’s parent company, Forte Research Systems, contributed data for hundreds of studies across 142 sponsors and CROs with nearly 32,000 payment records. Dr. Wendy Tate, director of Data Analytics at Nimblify, curated and analyzed the data to identify trends and averages in timeliness of payments made to sites.

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DocSynk’s AI-powered app winner in GE Health Cloud Innovation Challenge

Friday, June 2, 2017

DocSynk, a healthcare machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) platform, has announced that its new AI-powered cloud-based app for the healthcare industry has received the “Popular Choice” award in the GE Health Cloud Innovation Challenge, a competition among Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to develop a cloud-based application that has the greatest potential to improve clinical, financial and/or operational outcomes in healthcare.  The company also received an “Honorable Mention” in the Operational Category.

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