Erin Peters was promoted to Principal Clinical Research Scientist as of April 16, 2022! Erin has been part of IMPACT since May 2017, when she joined the group as a CRS I. She is an accomplished medical writer who excels in projects ranging from early to late phase. Erin is a strong and reliable contributor to her colleagues and projects. Her endearing personality is always a pleasure. One of Erin’s biggest strengths is her proclivity for training and mentoring junior writers and it is not a surprise that she has recently, seamlessly, moved into her new role as the Manager of the Medical Writing Fellowship program at IMPACT. She is loved by the fellows who work with her and are trained by her. Our successful fellowship program owes a lot to Erin over the last 2.5 years as she became involved in the Fellowship Coordinator role. Erin’s helping nature is also very well demonstrated in the multiple projects she has spearheaded in IMPACT’s Making an IMPACT program.
Nick Luciano was promoted to Principal Clinical Research Scientist effective March 2022. Nick has been part of IMPACT since 2017, when he joined as a CRS I. Over the years, he has proven to be a proficient writer and wonderful mentor. Nick's easy going and calm personality are appreciated by internal and external colleagues. In 2021, Nick became the Resourcing Manager at IMPACT, and he does a great job leading the weekly meetings.
Edda Santiago joined IMPACT in May 2022 as a Principal Submission Specialist. Edda came to IMPACT with a long and successful career in regulatory submissions and publishing. Edda lives in Southern New Jersey, and enjoys taking long walks, playing word games, and doing jigsaw puzzles.
IMPACT on Health
IMPACT on Health hosted a baking class led by
Chrissy C. We baked cupcakes and brookies together on a virtual call.
Hanging out, having fun with each other, and enjoying sweet treats are cornerstones here at IMPACT!
The meditation series led by Keelee continues on a biweekly basis. This is a short virtual gathering meant to refocus the mind and body during the workday.
Monthly Recipe Feature
IMPACT on Health continued the monthly recipe feature initiative in May with 'Roasted Veggie Pitas with Avocado Dip'.
Making an IMPACT
Community Lunch - Humanity Bags
In honor of National Women's Health Week we held a community lunch to support The Women's Center by providing items to assist at-risk and homeless women. We also prepared "Humanity Kits" with snacks, toiletries, and other useful items to keep in our cars to hand out when we see someone in need.
Summer is finally here and it’s time for our annual BackPack Buddies food drive! Last year we broke our previous record by donating 358 pounds of nonperishable food. Let's see if we can beat our record again!
If you'd like to make a monetary donation, use the Making an IMPACT Venmo account. A member of the MAI team will buy nonperishables on your behalf.
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In May, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) met in Boston to focus on the mission, vision, and values for Syner-G BioPharma Group. Over two days together, the ELT made great progress and the plan is to be ready to discuss the mission, vision, and values of the combined organization with the company at large in early July.
For this month's team feature, we are delighted to introduce yet another excellent team of medical writers: Nicole Tackmann, Lauren Sweeney, Brandi Schuster, and Amritha Kidiyoor under the management of Rebecca Pogue.
Rebecca started her career as a research immunologist with an interest in immunotherapy. While working at a start-up biotech company, that company partnered with a private CRO for help in authoring their first IND, and she served as a reviewer for the descriptions of the generation of the patient-specific biologic product. Since that time, Rebecca hung up the lab coat and transitioned to medical writing to be closer to bringing therapies to patients. Over the past 16 years, she has worked across private and public CROs and on the Sponsor side. In particular, Rebecca appreciates the people that make up IMPACT, and the collective commitment to high-quality work.
Prior to joining IMPACT, Nicole received her PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then gained experience in clinical trial development and regulatory affairs during an internship at Cato Research, Ltd. (now Allucent). She also served as a contract editor for American Journal Experts. Nicole says that IMPACT has some of the kindest and most dedicated colleagues that she has ever worked with. She adds that there is always someone willing to pitch in and help on a project or simply give advice, brainstorm, or answer questions.
Lauren started her career in 2016 as a registered pharmacist in Massachusetts, and in 2018, she transitioned into a regulatory writing role at another contract research organization. In 2021, Lauren joined the IMPACT medical writing team, where she has since enjoyed collaboratively authoring various documents and mentoring junior medical writing colleagues.
Prior to entering the field of medical writing, Brandi was a biopharmaceutical consultant specializing in competitive intelligence. Her years at and away from “the bench” imprinted the importance and value of effective writing skills. And while she may have been a medicinal chemist by training, she is proud to be a medical writer by trade.
For Brandi, one of the best things about working at IMPACT is knowing that people are considered the company’s greatest asset. She joined IMPACT as a member of the first fellowship class and has enjoyed the benefits of being exposed to in-depth training and mentoring. This exposure has confirmed that one thing that remains consistent across different writers on various projects with an array of Sponsors is IMPACT’s dedication to quality.
Amritha has been with IMPACT since starting in June 2018 as a Medical Writing Fellow. Amritha enjoys the following aspects of medical writing - collaborative teamwork internally and with Sponsors and helping to communicate the data to facilitate drug approval.
Happy Five Year Anniversary to:
Caroline (May 1), Abby (May 1),
and Erin (May 1)
Happy One Year Anniversary to:
Aresenia (May 24), Alexis (May 24),
and Lauren (May 24)
IMPACT on Literacy
The next IMPACT on Literacy event will meet on August 25. IMPACT on Literacy will be expanding their invitation beyond the regular members to include everyone at IMPACT and plans to talk about ANY books (any genre) that attendees have read and found interesting, inspiring, or just plain fun.
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