Rho, a privately held CRO located in Chapel Hill, N.C., has announced that Dr. Jack Modell joined its team as senior medical officer, bringing 20 years of experience in clinical research, teaching and patient care in academic medicine, and an additional 10 years of experience in clinical drug development (phase II-IV), medical affairs, medical governance, drug safety and management within the pharmaceutical industry.
Previously, Jack was employed at GlaxoSmithKline where he helped lead several successful development programs in the neurosciences. He was responsible for both drugs in development and marketed products as a vice president of neurosciences, and as a vice president in medical governance he helped to harmonize research policies and standards across the organization.
As Rho’s senior medical officer, Jack’s responsibilities include providing medical, clinical and scientific strategic and operational expertise to ensure the scientific integrity of clinical trials and the safety and welfare of subjects in these trials. His experience will help maximize study efficiency, validity, signal detection and regulatory approvability.