There is no failure, only feedback for Continuous Improvement in small increments. Mine every experience for constant improvement.
A day in my life at Clinipace
Review my studies ‘To Do’ lists and prioritize; emails; meetings or trainings; track system changes; problem solve; communicate with clients, clinical, bios, engineering, project managers, managers; adjust schedule and timelines as appropriate; assess progress; review data; document, document, document. Somewhere in there, break for lunch and share a laugh with colleagues.
My “ah-ha!” moment
When I participated in a clinical trial, I became the subject. What we design has an impact on people’s lives, health, and offers hope to patients and their families.
The most important consideration a client should take when undertaking a clinical research project is
Determine which ethically collected data is critical to the full analysis picture of the investigational product for efficacy and safety. Which data do you need to prove your hypothesis? Is it cost-effective? At the end of the day, we analyze the data collected to prove or disprove the hypothesis.
My #1 piece of advice when advising clients is
We are building a quality, custom software system for your protocol. Part of ensuring patient safety and data integrity is our extensive testing process on all parts of the system. Any modification or addition to your software will be thoroughly tested and can impact deliverable timelines based on the type of changes requested.
If I'm not at my desk, you can find me…
With my family
The best thing I ever ate was…
Fresh pineapple in Hawaii and Kenya
The best place I've ever visited is…
The hospital on the day our son was born.
The best thing I've ever read is…
To Kill a Mockingbird, Lonesome Dove and anything by PD James
Magazine article: The Hot Zone (original article about the Ebola virus at Walter Reed)
Best movie ever?
Black & White: Casablanca and It’s Wonderful Life
Cartoon: Despicable Me and Toy Story
Independent: The Tao of Steve and Diamond Men
Drama: The Color Purple; Shadowlands; Truly, Madly, Deeply
Comedy: Undercover Brother; The 40 Year-Old Virgin
Documentary: Any older Warren Miller skiing documentary
One thing about me most people don't know is…
The first airplane I flew in, I voluntarily parachuted out of
Half empty or half full?
Morning, noon, or night?
Paper or plastic?
Coke or Pepsi?
Smooth or crunchy peanut butter?
iPhone or Blackberry?
Neither – Samsung 4G Mac or PC? PC