Hi everyone -
Welcome to the second quarterly newsletter of 2017! The first quarter has flown by and we are already feeling the heat of summer. IMPACT continues to grow and has recently added four new employees who have hit the ground running.
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.

The IMPACT team had a great time at the Great Strides walk supporting the  Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Mark, Elaina, & Chrissy won the 2017 March Madness bracket for Ronald McDonald House, American Civil Liberties Union, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, respectively.

IMPACT employees collected supplies for the  UNC Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit .

IMPACT employees collected school and classroom supplies for the  Durham Literacy Center .
Upcoming Events
Backpack Buddies
June 1 - 30, 2017
Help Ann collect non-perishable items
to be included in children's school lunches

July 1 - 31, 2017
Help Meredith collect sporting goods for children in need worldwide through Donatesport.org.

July 24 - August 20, 2017
Help Beth collect school supplies for the
Fill That Bus event.
Want to be a part of our events?
Email  Lena or Lori to join our 
Making an  IMPACT mailing list.

IMPACT employees and family gathered at the fourth annual Durham Bulls Game.  The Bulls may have lost but we had a LOT of fun!
IMPACT Snapshot
IMPACT celebrated earning its 100th client with cake and confetti!
We had an ice cream social to show our appreciation for our wonderful employees on Employee Appreciation Day!!
Come Work
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Wonder where you can find us?
This quarter's round up of past appearances:
May 5, 2017: IMPACT was proud to support the AMWA Carolinas Chapter by sponsoring their 2017 Spring Conference.

June 18 - 22, 2017: Tim Garver, Jennifer Moen and Jeff Golden attended the 2017 DIA conference in Chicago, Illinois. Stay tuned for a blog post recapping their experience.
Behind the Curtain at IMPACT
Meet Our New Medical Writers!
Left to Right: Caroline Drucker, Abigail McLeod, Erin Peters, Stacey Snyder
We are excited to welcome 4 new medical writers to our IMPACT team: Caroline, Stacey, Erin, and Abigail (Abby).

Caroline  worked as a Research Project Manager/Communications Officer at the Duke Center for Human Disease Modeling. She also serves as the Executive Editor of Natural History magazine. She is a fan of musical theater and Duke basketball, and loves playing with her rescue terrier mix Mitch, being outdoors, and exploring the food and drink scene in the Triangle.
Stacey was a Regulatory Affairs Coordinator for the Phase 1 Oncology team at Duke, responsible for all regulatory aspects of over 50 Phase 1 studies, including interactions with industry sponsors, investigator-initiated studies and the Duke IRB. She is President of the Carolina Basset Hound Rescue and senior dogs hold a special place in her heart. She also loves to travel and participates in sprint-distance triathlons for fun.
Erin was a nonclinical project manager at Synecor for 2 years after spending 13 years at GSK as operations manager of a translational biopharmaceutics lab. She enjoys gardening, camping, and playing the bass guitar. She loves to rescue animals and has multiple dogs, chickens, fish, frogs, and a hamster.
Abby  was a Regulatory Coordinator for the GI Oncology Clinical Research team at Duke University Medical Center, where she managed IND submissions for the team's investigator-initiated studies and led the regulatory start-up process for industry sponsored studies. Abby received her PhD from Duke University and was a Regulatory Affairs Intern at DTMI (Duke Translational Medicine Institute). Outside of work, Abby loves playing team sports (softball, field hockey, and kickball), improv comedy, playing the piano, and reading different types of nonfiction. 
Meet Elaina's Team of Medical Writers!
Left to Right: Abby McLeod, Beth Pultorak, Elaina Howard,
and Kathryn Tworkoski
Elaina's team is made up of 3 fabulous, hard-working scientists at varying stages of their careers.

Elaina  joined IMPACT in 2011 after her post-doc at UNC Chapel Hill in Neurology. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons, watching college basketball (go H eels!), practicing yoga, and trying new recipes or a new vacation spot.
Kathryn  joined the IMPACT team in 2014.  In her spare time, she enjoys water sports, martial arts, and playing the violin.
Beth  came to IMPACT in June 2016 from a previous position as science writer. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her backyard with her 2 kids (soon to be 3!), renovating her home, and practicing the art of Pilates.
Abby  recently joined IMPACT in May 2017 after working at the Duke Cancer Institute as a Regulatory Coordinator. She loves experimenting with comedy (sketch comedy and improv shows), Duke basketball, and going to local jazz concerts.  

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