Hi everyone -
Welcome to the first newsletter of 2017! I hope that Q1 of 2017 is off to a great start for everyone. IMPACT is kicking off the new year with the addition of 2 new employees.  We are also hiring experienced medical writers, so check out the careers page of our website for more information.
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
IMPACT employees kicked off a new year of giving with a couple  MAI community endeavors.

In January, Lena collected books for Book Harvest because every child deserves a book of their own. We ended up donating 404 books!

In February, Preeti and her team organized a diaper drive which helped the Diaper Bank of NC
distribute hundreds of diapers across the Triangle.

Upcoming Events
Great Strides
March 25, 2017
Join Erica and the IMPACT team at the
Great Strides walk to support the

UNC Pediatric and 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
April 1 - 30, 2017
Help Ilana collect items for 

Durham Literacy Center
May 1 - 24, 2017
Help Kasturi collect classroom/office
and break room supplies

Backpack Buddies
June 1 - 30, 2017
Help Ann collect non-perishable items
to be included in school lunches
Want to be a part of our events?
Email  Lena or Lori to join our 
Making an  IMPACT mailing list.

IMPACTConnect is a new initiative/series
of  events that promotes and encourages connectedness and interaction
within our compa ny .
Our first IMPACTConnect event was a picnic together outside to enjoy some of the beautiful fall weather.
IMPACT Snapshot
Our 3rd annual MAI March Madness kickoff party was a lot of fun this year!  We'll  see which charity wins with the best bracket!
Happy St. Patrick's Day from IMPACT!  We gathered in green & festive flare to celebrate!
Come Work With IMPACT
We are hiring  Experienced
Medical Writers.  Check us out !
Need help with your projects?
Check out our services
Drug Development & IMPACT
Wonder where you can find us?
This quarter's round up of past appearances:
February 5 - 8, 2017: BJ Witkin attended the DIA RSIDM conference in Bethesda, Maryland. Look for his upcoming blog post!

March 15, 2017: Hazar Granko and Jennifer Moen spoke at the Regulatory Affairs Internship Duke Translational Medicine Institute.

Upcoming Appearances:
May 5, 2017: IMPACT is proud to support the AMWA Carolinas Chapter by sponsoring it's 2017 Spring Conference.

June 18 - 22, 2017: Tim Garver and Jennifer Moen will be attending the DIA conference in Chicago, Illinois. Tim will also be presenting so don't miss the conference in June!
Behind the Curtain at IMPACT
Meet Our New Medical Writers!
Rachel Cohen and Nick Luciano
We welcomed Nick and Rachel into the IMPACT family in 2017.
Rachel recently completed her doctorate at UNC and worked as a contract editor for American Journal Experts. She enjoys running, swimming, yoga, hiking, and sweet potatoes. 
Nick recently completed his postdoc training at Duke. He loves spending time with his wife and their dog Crouton, and enjoys cooking, playing disc golf, and rooting for the Blue Devils.
Meet Erica's Team of Medical Writers!
From Left to Right: Ryan Overcash, Kasturi Puranam, Erica Allen, Lori Davis, Meredith Latino, Nick Luciano. Not Pictured: Jenny Garver

Erica's team is made up of 7 fabulous, hard-working scientists at varying stages of their careers who, put together, have over
28 years of medical writing/regulatory experience!

Erica joined IMPACT in 2009 after starting her career as a medical writer at Constella/SRA. She enjoys spending time watching hockey (her son's team or the Capitals/Hurricanes) and riding horses with her daughter.
Lori started at IMPACT in 2012 after starting her career as a staff toxicologist at ILS, Inc. She enjoys spending time at the beach or in the mountains with her husband and 3 rescue dogs, traveling, hiking and kayaking on the Eno River, and volunteering with her 2 therapy dogs.
Jenny came to IMPACT in 2010 after being a stay-at-home mom and science teacher. She enjoys running countless miles through the streets of Apex with her favorite running partner (husband, Tim) and spending time with her 3 teenage children (Dani, Nick, and Melissa).
Meredith started at IMPACT in 2012 after being a stay-at-home mom. She spends a good portion of her time with her husband, Ben, watching their son, Ben Russell play CASL soccer and watching their daughter, Isabella play CASL soccer and figure skate. When she can, she loves to take trips, especially to the Blue Ridge Parkway to hike.
Kasturi  joined IMPACT in 2015 and transitioned into medical writing after spending many years as a research scientist in academia, working both at Duke and UNC. She loves to read and travel with her family. In her spare time she can be found in her kitchen trying out new recipes.
Ryan joined us in March of 2016 after completing his postdoc at Duke University. Outside the office, he trains in Taekwondo with his family, volunteers at Saving Grace dog shelter, and tries to fix/upgrade his house and cars, or "tinker" as his wife calls it.
Nick is our newest team member (as of January 2017) and joined us after completing his postdoc at Duke University. He is excited to try his thumb (not so green) at gardening and raising chickens this summer.

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