July/Aug. 2015

Letter from the Editor

August 1, 2015

Celebrating Inspiration When we first conceptualized this special issue 11 years ago, the idea was that it would be nice to showcase the people who are having a positive impact on the industry. We didn’t know then that this issue would come to mean so much more than a metaphoric high five. Over the years […]

UpFront

August 1, 2015

High School Students from Canada and Arizona Receive Top Honors in BioGENEius Challenge Winners of the annual International BioGENEius Challenge were announced at the 2015 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. Anvita Gupta (12th Grade, Scottsdale, Ariz.) received top prize for the Global Healthcare Challenge and Han Jie Wang (11th Grade, Vancouver, British Columbia) for the […]

What’s New

August 1, 2015

inVentiv Health Expands Global Regulatory and Compliance Services Trending Now: Essential compliance services provide regulatory teams with expert consulting as the European Union begins to implement the first major change in clinical trial regulation in 15 years. inVentiv Health, a global provider of clinical development and comprehensive commercialization services, has expanded its compliance products and […]

Tools of the Trade

August 1, 2015

TGaS Advisors Launches Emerging Life Sciences Network  Trending Now: The network provides peer support, data, and insights for accelerating commercial success. TGaS Advisors, a benchmarking and advisory services firm for life-sciences commercial organizations, has launched the Emerging Life Sciences Network (elsNetwork). The new network offers peer support, data, and insights designed to meet the needs […]

Pharma Trax

August 1, 2015

Prescription Drugs Under the Affordable Care Act Trending Now:  The newly insured are driving prescription volume and the balance point between cost and value may be shifting with the entrance of a new patient population and continued concerns over rising costs of care. Of the top 10 physician specialties writing prescriptions for federal Health Exchange […]

The Calendar

August 1, 2015

Coming Attractions The PharmaVOICE 100 Celebration, to be held Sept. 17, at the Apella Event Space Riverpark Tom Colicchio Restaurant located at The Alexandria Center for Life Science, convenes the most influential and inspirational leaders from across all sectors of the life-sciences industry. PharmaVOICE’s unique positioning allows us to bring together these leaders in a […]

Talent Pool

August 1, 2015

Pharma Pool Marcello Agosti Takeda Names Head of New Global Commercial Organization Takeda has named Marcello Agosti head of global commercial, based in Zurich. The company established the global commercial organization as part of its plans to structure operations to become more agile and customer-focused. The global commercial organization has been created to better align […]

Who’s On The List by Section

August 1, 2015

Commanders & Chiefs Dr. Michelle Berrey    Chimerix Rob Cosinuke    athenahealth and Epocrates Jim Curtis    Remedy Health Media Dr. Bruce Feinberg    Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions Lisa Giles    Giles & Associates Consultancy Inc. and Optivara Inc. Peter Goldschmidt    Sandoz Inc. Dr. Michael Hayden    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Kim Johnson    Palio Michelle Keefe    Publicis Touchpoint Solutions Inc. Cynthia […]

Commanders & Chiefs

August 1, 2015

Mark Timney Title: President and CEO Company: Purdue Pharma LP Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Sports, majoring in Marketing, Newcastle Polytechnic, (now Northumbria University) Family: Wife, Michelle; son, Aidan, 12 Bucket List: Attend a European Champions League final, in which Liverpool wins Awards/Honors: Southeast Asian Pharmaceutical Council — 2014 Associations: BIO and PhRMA Setting the Tone […]

Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2015

Elizabeth Holmes Title: Chairman, CEO, Founder Company: Theranos Education: Honorary doctorate degree, Pepperdine University Awards/Honors:  Youngest person to be awarded the Horatio Alger Award; TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2015; Best Health Startup, Crunchies Awards, 2015; Top 10 Medical Innovations, Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, 2015; Edison Award – Gold, Lab […]

Change Agents

August 1, 2015

Dr. Boris Kushkuley Title: Executive VP Company: Intouch Solutions Education: Ph.D., Biophysics, Sackler Institute of Molecular Medicine, Tel Aviv University; M.Sc., Theoretical Physics, Moldova State University Family: Wife, Alina; two sons, Daniel and Ron Hobbies: Traveling, skiing Bucket List:  A snorkeling trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Master of Marketing Theory Dr. Boris Kushkuley is […]

Researchers & Scientists

August 1, 2015

Dr. Anish Suri Title: Senior Scientific Director, Discovery Immunology Company: Janssen Research & Development, LLC, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson Education: Ph.D., Immunology, Washington University St. Louis; B.S., Biology, Angelo State University Family: Wife, Aleksandra; sons: Nikhil, 9, Rupin, 7, and Milan, 3 Hobbies: Cooking, wine tasting and collecting, traveling, […]

Clinical Experts

August 1, 2015

Kevin Kucharski Title: Senior VP, Clinical Operations Company: Achillion Pharmaceuticals Education: B.S., Biology Research, University of Scranton Family: Wife, Marion; son, Kevin, 23; daughter, Alison, 21 Hobbies: Golfing, landscaping, traveling, wine Bucket List: Golf at Pebble Beach with his son; travel to new destinations with family; finding the right beach house for retirement Associations: DIA, […]

Regulators

August 1, 2015

Dr. Lisa Jenkins Title: VP, Regulatory Strategy and Content Development Company: Virtual Regulatory Solutions Inc. Education: Post-doctoral fellow, Washington University; M.S. and Ph.D., Syracuse University; B.A., Juniata College Family: Fiancée Ken VanLuvanee, four children, one dog Hobbies: Skiing, running, lifting weights, reading, volunteer work Bucket List: Bicycle across the United States Awards/Honors: Finalist in TOPRA […]

Creatives

August 1, 2015

Mary Rose Rogowski Title: Creative Director, Art Company: PulseCX Education: Visual Communications, Art Institute of Philadelphia Family: Husband, Brett; two daughters, Riley, 6, Quinn, 4 Hobbies: Art, literature, movies, music, cooking, and building N-scale model trains Bucket List: 
Travel the world, especially to far off places in Africa, Europe, and India Awards/Honors: 2008 Healthcare Businesswomen’s […]

Marketers

August 1, 2015

Margaret Helmig Title: Executive VP, Global Brand Lead Company: Ogilvy Healthworld Education: MPH, Health Education and Behavioral Science, Rutgers School of Public Health; B.A., Political Science and History, Drew University Family: Husband, Albert Helmig; daughters, Casey, 27; Kate, 24; and Megan, 21 Hobbies: Hiking, biking, skiing, playing tennis, being outdoors Bucket List: 
Travel to Bhutan; […]

Patient Advocates

August 1, 2015

Dr. Stella Blackburn Title: VP, Global Head of Risk Management, Real World & Late Phase Research Company: Quintiles Education: M.B., B.S., Medicine, Guy’s Hospital Med School, London University; M.Sc., Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U. of London; M.A., Medical Sciences, University of Cambridge; FRCP(Ed), FISPE, FFPM, Dip Pharm Med, DLSHTM Family: Cat, […]

Mentors

August 1, 2015

David Baker Title: Chief Commercial Officer Company: Alcobra Pharma Education: MBA, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business; B.A., Duke University Family: Wife, Irene; son, Adam, 22; daughter, Rachel, 18 Hobbies: Avid Philadelphia and Duke sports fan; restaurants; travel; sampling fine wine, whiskey, and beer Bucket List: Visit every major league baseball stadium with his son […]

Technologists

August 1, 2015

Tim Slevin Title: Senior VP, OpenData Global Company: Veeva Systems Education: MBA, BBA, University of Missouri-Kansas City Family: Wife, Susan; children, Ben and Grace; dog, Lucy Hobbies: Golfing, cycling Bucket List:  Play golf at Pebble Beach with Huey Lewis; perform a three-minute stand-up comedy set; play drums in front of an audience; attend Coachella and […]

Red Jacket Awards

August 1, 2015

Jeff Aronin TITLE: Founder, Chairman, and CEO COMPANY: Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC ASSOCIATIONS: University of Chicago Medical Center, Board Member Museum of Science & Industry, Board Member Aspen Institute, Henry Crown Fellow, Member Economic Club, Board Member Commercial AWARDS/HONORS: Brain Research Foundation, Frederic A. Gibbs Discovery Award, 2013; Buyouts magazine “Deal of the Year” 2010, Ovation […]

Fun Facts About the PharmaVOICE 100

August 1, 2015

Where they were born? The PharmaVOICE 100 may come from all over, but what they have in common is a sincere desire to improve the lives of patients everywhere. What was their first job? We thought it would be fun to know how these highly successful executives earned their first paychecks. As it turns out, […]

The Importance of Mentoring

August 1, 2015

Most of our PharmaVOICE 100 honorees say having and being a mentor are important for success in this industry. Here is what they say about the value of being a mentor to others. Sound Bites from the PharmaVOICE 100 Our honorees talk about the importance of mentoring. David Baker Chief Commercial Officer, Alcobra Pharma I […]

Overcoming the Challenges that Hinder Innovation

August 1, 2015

PharmaVOICE 100 honorees discuss the challenges that the industry needs to overcome to support future innovation. Between 2009 and 2014, the annual growth rate for the top 25 life-sciences companies slowed from the prior decade’s double-digit average to only 1% annually, according to a recent report from KPMG. Big pharma’s profitability has eroded, with operating […]

Innovation In a Patient-Centric World

August 1, 2015

From healthcare reform to the push for value in medicines to personalized healthcare, the patient is now at the center of, well, everything. This means that pharmaceutical companies are now required to create a new paradigm, with the patient at the center. An initiative that began last year within the U.S. Congress — the 21st […]

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