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Past Appearances:

Brandi participated in 2 online forums through The Organization for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA):

  • June 9-10, 2021: Project Management for Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • June 30 – July 2, 2021: Strategic Planning in Regulatory Affairs

August 27, 2021: Julia attended the NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium. She was an exhibitor presenting how she got started in medical writing and the opportunities that IMPACT has for PhD graduates.

Upcoming Appearances:

October 27, 2021: IMPACT will be hosting a virtual Open House geared towards grad students, postdocs, and entry level professionals who are interested in the medical writing profession. Visit our LinkedIn post for more details or go ahead and RSVP.


Upcoming Events


We'll be celebrating Halloween this year with another Trunk-or-Treat event! Prepare to be scared...ish!

White Elephant Holiday Party

We'll be celebrating the holidays with our annual white elephant party!

Stay tuned for details.


Brandi Schuster has been promoted to Senior Clinical Research Scientist effective August 16. Brandi joined IMPACT in the Spring of 2018 as a member of our first fellowship class. Since then, she has established herself as a talented writer and dedicated member of our community. Her resourcefulness and organizational prowess are impressive, which serves her in all the roles she takes on in projects and IMPACT company initiatives. In the past year, Brandi has become a mentor for newer writers, thoughtfully guiding them through first experiences and new document types. 

Please join us in congratulating Brandi on her

well-deserved promotion!

New Employees


Nate DiTommaso joined IMPACT as a Regulatory Affairs Manager in August. He has a Master's Degree in Regulatory Affairs and a Bachelor's in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He works remotely from Massachusetts, where you can catch him rooting for his favorite sports teams, the Patriots and the Lakers. In his free time, Nate enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.


Jordan St. Charles comes to IMPACT with over 5 years of clinical research experience, including project and data management. She is originally from Michigan, where she completed her Bachelor's at the University of Michigan. She earned her PhD in Pharmacology from Duke University. Jordan lives in Durham with her husband and two kids. She enjoys running, reading, knitting, and gardening in her free time.

Happy Eleven Year Anniversary to:

Jenny (Jul 1) and Nancy (Aug 16)

Happy One Year Anniversary to:

Euan (Jul 16)

IMPACT on Health

Past Events

"Eight Cups a Day" Water Challenge

IMPACT on Health hosted our second water challenge in an effort to increase hydration and overall health amongst IMPACT employees. Those who took part were encouraged to drink 8 cups of water each day. All successful participants were

entered into a weekly raffle for a prize!

Ongoing Events

Yoga and Meditation

The meditation series led by Keelee has continued on a biweekly basis. This is a short virtual gathering meant to refocus the mind and body during the workday.

Making an IMPACT

Past Events

Backpack Buddies

IMPACT held our annual Backpack Buddies food drive again this year and collected a total of 358 pounds of food donations! Thank you to all employees who were involved in making this year's drive such a success!

Ongoing Events

CC Spaulding Elementary School Supply Drive

With the start of a new school year, MAI sponsored a supply drive for CC Spaulding Elementary School

CC Spaulding Elementary is public school located in downtown Durham, NC. This year, instead of the supplies going directly to students, MAI decided to help students by supporting their teachers! MAI "adopted" the 17 full-time teachers at CC Spaulding and provided their classroom supply needs for the year with items these teachers have requested. 

Dress for Success

Clothing Drive

MAI has also sponsored a clothing drive for Dress for Success in Durham

Dress for Success is a global, not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by

providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

In addition, any men's attire was collected by MAI and donated to Durham Rescue Mission.

Upcoming Events

Community Lunch -

Dog Toys

In October, we're making dogs toys out of donated materials to donate to local animal shelters.

Season of Giving

Our annual Season of Giving will kick off with our community lunch and continue with a toy drive and trivia game night!

Want to be part of our events? Email Brandi or Evan to join our mailing list.

Team Feature

For this edition of Team Feature, we are delighted to introduce one of our Medical Writing (MW) teams, under the stewardship of Abigail (Abby) McLeod. IMPACT'S MW teams author a variety of regulatory documents across a wide range of therapeutic areas and development phases. IMPACT's MW department has particular expertise in the authoring of clinical components of marketing applications in the US and Europe. Abby's team consists of Amritha Kidiyoor and Alicia Carreiro. We asked the team about their professional writing interests and what led them to their role here at IMPACT.

Abby McLeod: After receiving a PhD in Pharmacology from Duke University in 2015, Abby worked as a Regulatory Coordinator at Duke Cancer Institute. There, she was exposed to protocol development, IND/IRB submissions, and clinical manuscript authoring, which helped her discover her interest in medical writing. She came to IMPACT in May 2017 and has been here ever since! Although she likes the variety of document/therapeutic area exposure in the CRO environment, she has a preference for IND, protocol, and IB documents. Given her experience in cancer research in the laboratory and clinical setting, Abby enjoys the complexities of oncology-based projects.  

Amritha Kidiyoor: Amritha has enjoyed creative writing since a young age and when, in graduate school, she found out scientific writing and medical writing were career options, she gravitated toward a related path. She joined IMPACT in June 2018 as one of the first Medical Writing fellows. She likes to be exposed to different document types and indications. Given her background in cancer immunology and regenerative medicine, she has a preference for these indications.

Alicia Carreiro: Throughout her time in grad school, Alicia realized that she really enjoys the communication of scientific information, and as a result she accepted a medical communications position after graduation. While in this position, Alicia learned more about her strengths/interests in more structured medical writing, which is what led her to the Medical Writing Fellowship program at IMPACT. So far she has been open to getting a broad exposure to a variety of document types and therapeutic areas, but she does have some experience in the field of neurology/epilepsy and finds that her background knowledge comes in handy when writing documents pertaining to this therapeutic area.

IMPACT on Social Media

Check out some of our recent blog posts and

press releases featured on LinkedIn and Twitter!

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Come Work


We are always hiring Experienced Medical Writers!  Check us out!

Need help with your projects? Check out our services and our case studies/testimonials!

IMPACT on Literacy

Book Club

The next book club selection is The Doctors Blackwell, by Janice Nimura, and a virtual meeting will be held to discuss on October 21.

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