Hi everyone -
          I'd like to welcome you to our Q4 2016 newsletter!  This quarter was especially busy as you can see below.  We are wrapping up another productive and fun-filled year at IMPACT. Our team has grown with the addition of six  new employees! We hope you have a great holiday season, and we'll see you in the new year.
          Whether it be by subscribing to our newsletter or blog, joining us at one of our Making an IMPACT events, or following us on social media, we hope you'll engage with us, and don't forget to call if you need us! We're here to help.

Mark Cierpial, CEO
In This Issue:
Making an IMPACT
Past Events
Last quarter, our employees took part in many MAI community endeavors.

In September, Beej biked 72 miles through the hills of Texas for the Tour de Cure to raise money for diabetes research.

In October, Beth collected items for UNC Horizons, helping pregnant and/or parenting women struggling with substance use disorders and their children.

In November, Nancy teamed up with Toys for Tots to collect gifts for underprivileged children.
MAI Season of Giving
For the month of December, 
the MAI team hosted a series of mini events to spread some holiday cheer.

We anonymously treated each other to small gifts and goodies to spread smiles and holiday cheer.

We made seasonal cards for families receiving packages from the Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center

We gathered old shirts, tennis balls, and empty water bottles to make dog toys to be delivered to local animal shelters.

We created decorations to brighten up a patient's door at a local hospital.

We sorted donated clothing for impoverished and homeless children for Note in the Pocket.

We wrote motivational messages on lunch bags for Urban Ministries of Durham, which fights poverty & homelessness.

Welcome to Our New MAI Coordinators
Welcome Beth, Ilana, and Chrissy C. to the MAI Team! We can't wait to see your impact on future events!
Upcoming Events
Dream Big Book Drive
January 2017
Join Lena in collecting new or used books for Book Harvest to promote literacy in children in the Durham area.

Diaper Bank
February 2017
Support Preeti's drive for the  NC Diaper Bank , which ensures that families with children living in poverty have an adequate supply of diapers.

March Madness Charity Brackets
March 2017 - April 2017
Be on the lookout for emails from Jennifer on how to participate in the 2017 March Madness Charity Bracket Fundraiser!
Want to be a part of our events?
Email  Lena or Lori to join our 
Making an  IMPACT mailing list.

IMPACT Snapshot
We got together in costume with treats and maybe a couple tricks to celebrate Halloween.
Come Work With IMPACT
We are hiring  Entry Level 
Medical Writers.  Check us out !
Need help with your projects? Check out our services and our case studies/testimonials!
Drug Development & IMPACT
Wonder where you can find us?
This quarter's round up of past appearances:
September 17 - 20, 2016: IMPACT's CEO, Mark Cierpial, attended the 2016 Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society's Regulatory Convergence in San Jose, California. Check out his blog post!

September 28, 2016: Medical Writing Open House! Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) alumni were invited to network with IMPACT writers to learn more about medical writing. Turn out was great!

November 15, 2016: Kathryn Tworkoski networked with UNC graduate students at the Career Blitz sponsored by TIBBS (Training Initiatives in Biomedical & Biological Sciences).

November 18, 2016: Ryan Overcash participated in a panel discussion at a meeting of the Duke University Postdoctoral Association (DUPA), where he discussed his transition from academia to industry as a medical writer.

December 13, 2016: Mark Cierpial and Hazar Granko presented at NC Biotech Center's Pathway to an IND: Southeast Regional Workshop, in RTP.  Keep an eye out for the upcoming blog post!
Behind the Curtain at IMPACT
Meet Our New Medical Writer!
Chrissy Williams joins us from UCB Biosciences, where she was an Associate Director of Clinical Submissions Writing. Chrissy has a PhD in Biological Psychology, and her graduate and post-doc work focused on neuroimmunology and drugs of abuse. Chrissy enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and cheering on her beloved Tar Heels.
Meet Nancy's Team of Medical Writers!
From left to right: Preeti Chugha, Elaina Howard,
Nancy Gasper-Smith, Lena Randhawa, Ilana Dew

Put together, Nancy's team has over 24 years of medical writing/regulatory experience!

Nancy joined IMPACT in 2010, after starting her career as part of the Regulatory Affairs Training Academy at SRA in 2008, followed by i3 Statprobe in 2009. She can be found rooting for the Panthers with her husband and daughter, landscaping in her backyard, or chasing her new puppy. 
Elaina started at IMPACT in 2011, after completing her 
post-doc at UNC-CH while holding a senior editor position with American Journal Experts. She cherishes her time with her husband and their 2 young boys. Elaina also loves reading, yoga, the Tar Heels, and experimenting with vegetarian recipes. 
Lena  came to IMPACT in 2012, after completing her doctorate at UNC-CH and holding a managing editor position with American Journal Experts. She loves spending time with her husband and 2 young children and cheering for the Tar Heels. In her 'spare' time, she volunteers with a hippotherapy group (CAN-TR) or records stories for the KARTKids Foundation.
Preeti joined us in March from Duke Translational Medicine Institute, where she was a Regulatory Affairs Scientist. She enjoys knitting, cooking, and spending time with her family. 
Ilana is our newest team member (as of June) and joins us from PPD, where she was a medical writer. She spends her time with her husband and 3 young children, playing music, cooking, and hosting big gatherings with friends. 

Think you'd like to join our team at IMPACT? Then check out our  open positions!
IMPACT on Social Media
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