My name is Matt Baldwin. I live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and am a Senior Biostatistician at PRA Health Sciences. I have the privilege of working as a dedicated, embedded employee on the Janssen (J&J) analysis standards team. I have a broad interest in the biopharmaceutical clinical space, not just limited to statistics.
I attended the DIA Annual Conference in 2015 and became a DIA member that year also. I attended many sessions on topics of interest and relevance to me such as statistical analysis, CDISC, and risk based monitoring. It felt great to walk away having listened to many of the current thought leaders. I benefited greatly knowing the current perspectives from regulatory authorities and industry. I also enjoyed networking at the booths, meeting new contacts and discussing how to do clinical trials better. Additionally, I connected with the DIA Statistics Community at the conference and stayed in touch after, and eventually became an active member of the DIA Statistics Community Core Committee. I appreciate my role on the committee to help facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration.I hope to broaden my knowledge and understanding of the pharma industry through this Leaders of Tomorrow community, as I do see myself as a leader of tomorrow, currently learning from many who are more experienced as the leaders of today. I am happy to share what I've learned so far to anyone interested, whether about the industry or involvement in DIA.
I'm Laura from France and I'm a Pharmacist. I graduated in 2014 from Strasbourg University of Pharmacy.
Since I like science and innovation I did a Master degree in Biotechnology and I have completed my education with an Advanced Master in Business within Grenoble Business School (GEM). I had experience in research and development before starting a work study program as a Business Analyst at Boehringer Ingelheim in Paris in 2015. Thanks my coursework and my internships, I have got dual competence, both in sciences and in business.
I'm currently based in Switzerland and I'm working as a Business development associate within Productlife Group (PLG). Thanks PLG, I had the opportunity to learn more about the DIA association and to take part at the DIA Euromeeting last week in Basel. I really enjoyed it and I wish I will join the DIA Global meeting to see you LoT team in Boston. I will not miss the opportunity to chat, to exchange ideas and to make my global and overall vision of the Pharma industries of tomorrow.
See you soon,
I am pleased to join this effervescent community. DIA is quite new for me. Obviously, like many, I've already heard about it in my student life and in my working environment, but not really knowing what is was all about. As I started digging for regulatory information on internet and for drug related information in a broader way, I found out this association. I also found out that most of my friends met at various EPSA/IPSF events already knew about it. Am I so disconnected from real pharma world?
Let me rewind. I am a pharmacist, graduated from the faculty of pharmacy of Poitiers, in France. During my studies, I've been working in the pharmaceutical student association where I led the International communication team. This gave me the opportunity to attend 2 events made by pharmaceutical students for pharmaceutical students and held in Istanbul (the EPSA annual meeting of 2012) and in Hurgada (IPSF annual meeting of 2012). My parents were really nice to let me go on 2 consecutive students events. ;) From this experience I gained a lot! Especially enough self-confidence to pursue my studies abroad in the university of Uppsala, in Sweden. Finally, after completing a Master degree in Paris, specialized in International drug development and registration, I started my professional career as a regulatory affairs CMC specialist in GSK Vaccines in Belgium. Now working in an international pharmaceutical company in Switzerland, I feel a little bit disconnected from what's happening outside the organization, despite the great job our Reg Intel department delivers. Be part of this community is a good way to reconnect and stay tuned for more pharma and healthcare insights with a different viewpoint from the one provided in my working environment.
I'm convinced I have plenty of things to learn from this community, from you and I look forward to shaping the future together, all as leaders of tomorrow!
Hello from Boston,
This is Bhargav Tulabandula from India. Prior to moving to US, I graduated with a bachelor's in pharmacy from India and master's in biomedical engineering from Germany and worked in the field of Basic and Applied Bio-Material Research to develop systems for regenerative and tissue engineering applications. After which I moved to US, to pursue a degree in Regulatory affairs at Northeastern University, Boston (best decision) and gained experience in regulatory affairs by working for both pharma and medical device industry. I was introduced to DIA by one of my mentor/colleague. Personally, DIA is an exciting platform to stay abreast of recent advances, changes and impacts to the health care industry. It ensures my urge for continuous learning is satisfied. I would like to learn from the best and engage with the passionate people who are there to share their experiences at the DIA. Looking forward for digital health impact on patient engagement presentations.
It is my pleasure to be a part of this Leaders for Tomorrow community platform, that will allow to share our experiences, learn from each other and play a positive role in contributing to the society. Hope to see you all in Boston and can guide you for sight-seeing.