Hi everyone -
Welcome to the third quarterly newsletter of 2017! We hope you stayed cool despite the summer heat. We look forward to sharing some exciting fall plans and introducing you to our new additions and initiatives here at IMPACT.
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.

We beat last year's record by collecting 235 lbs of non-perishable items for school lunches for Backpack Buddies.
We supported Durham Public Schools by donating 4 bins of supplies to Crayons2Calculator s' annual Fill That Bus event.
We raised $1,435 and walked in the Strike Out for Sarcoma 8th annual 5K & Family Fun Walk.
We co-hosted a blood drive with our neighbor,
Pharm-Olam, to collect 36 pints of blood for the American Red Cross .
Upcoming Events
October 1 - 31, 2017
Help Meredith and EMPOWER Personalized Fitness collect sporting goods for children in need worldwide through  DonateSport.org.

Habitat for Humanity
November 3, 2017
MAI is partnering with IMPACT on Health and IMPACTConnect to organize a group of volunteers for a local build for Habitat for Humanity.

Toys for Tots
November 1 - 30, 2017
Join Nancy in spreading holiday cheer by collecting toys for local needy children through Toys for Tots.

2nd Annual Season of Giving
November 1 - December 15, 2017
The MAI team will be hosting various service events throughout the holiday season to foster the spirit of giving.
Want to be a part of our events?
Email  Lena or Lori to join our 
Making an  IMPACT mailing list.
IMPACT on Health
IMPACT's new committee focuses on the health and well-being of its  employees.  Its mission is to offer opportunities that support the physical, mental, and emotional health of IMPACT employees with a focus on consistent, positive lifestyle choices.
Upcoming Events
Starting October 16, 2017
Join us for daily, short, morning exercises.

November 3, 2017
See details in the MAI section on volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
IMPACT Snapshot
We had a lot of fun paddle boarding, kayaking, and swimming at this year's company picnic on Jordan Lake!
There were also a couple jet skis & a boat that came with a furry friend!
Come Work
We are hiring  Experienced
Medical Writers and a QC Specialist.
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Drug Development & IMPACT
Wonder where you can find us?
This quarter's round up of past appearances:
August 21, 2017: Mark Cierpial and Jennifer Moen spoke at the Regulatory Affairs Training Program at the  Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), formerly DTMI .

August 25, 2017: Preeti Chugha and Abby McLeod spoke about their  transition into the clinical research/regulatory field at The Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality's (ORAQ)  Regulatory Affairs Training Program Reunion.

September 9 - 12, 2017: Our CEO, Mark Cierpial attended the annual  RAPS Regulatory Convergence in Maryland. Check out the blog post about his experience!

September 15, 2017:  Caroline Drucker spoke at the  Carolina Women in STEM conference at UNC.

September 29, 2017: IMPACT hosted a site visit for postdocs and PhD students from Duke, UNC, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) through a program called ELITE (Enhancing Local Industry Transitions Through Education). It was a resounding success! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Behind the Curtain at IMPACT
Promotion Announcements

Meredith Latino - 
Meredith  joined
IMPACT in December 2012 as a medical writer and appendices manager. She has been instrumental in establishing processes, answering questions, and helping us troubleshoot appendix-related issues. She has also authored a variety of documents from early-phase to  late-phase programs.
          Meredith has received abundant praise from both internal team members and our external clients.  Our new writers greatly appreciate her mentorship and patience.
            Congratulations Meredith on this well-deserved promotion to Senior Clinical Research Scientist!  

Beth Pultorak - Beth joined IMPACT in June 2016 after working as a Medical Writer at ETSI and Galaxy Diagnostics.
          During her time at IMPACT, Beth has shown great initiative, impressive sleuthing abilities, and a willingness to be flexible and creative to keep things running smoothly. Her sense of humor and enthusiasm make her a pleasure to work with.
          In addition, Beth plays an integral role in our company culture as a member of the Making an IMPACT (MAI) team. As a part of this team, she serves as an author of the MAI newsletters and press releases, and an organizer of the MAI events, including their annual Season of Giving.
          Congratulations Beth on this well-deserved promotion to Clinical Research Scientist II!
Meet Our New Medical Writers!
Left to Right: Nicole Tackmann and Holly Buchanan
We are excited to welcome 2 new medical writers to our IMPACT team: Nicole Tackmann and Holly Buchanan.

         Nicole recently completed her doctorate at UNC and then worked as a Clinical Strategy intern at Cato Research. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, hiking, cooking, sewing, and cheering for the Tar Heels.

         Holly joins us from Greenwich Biosciences, where she was a Principal Medical Writer. There, and previously at UCB Biosciences, she had focused the last 5 years on pediatric epilepsy development programs and submissions. Outside of work, Holly enjoys spending time with her husband and children, hiking with her 6-month-old hound mix, woodworking, and home renovation.

We took a few minutes to watch the  Great American Eclipse 2017. We had 92.9% coverage in RTP!

IMPACT on Social Media
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