July/Aug. 2013

Giving Back Through Mentoring

July 30, 2013

Giving Back Through Mentoring By Robin Robinson The PharmaVOICE 100 honorees talk about why being a mentor is important in today’s business environment. Many of our PharmaVOICE 100 honorees credit their mentors for helping them succeed in their own careers, and they participate either in formal or informal mentoring programs. Their reasons for being mentors […]

Hidden Talents

July 29, 2013

Hidden Talents What are their hidden talents? Our honorees have and share a multitude of talents. They are creative, innovative, ­encouraging, visionary, engaging, etc. But they also have some lesser known abilities that make them uniquely them. Dr. Dan Baker throws a mean curveball. Dr. Scott ­Chappel, who bats lefty, can ­really hit a ­baseball. […]

Reading List

July 29, 2013

Reading List What are they reading? The PharmaVOICE 100 are constant learners and are tapping into new and ­ time-tested books on a variety subjects, of particular note business and leadership topics. We’ve included a selection of what’s hot on their reading list. The Lean Start Up is on the readling lists of Andrew Burns, […]

Cloak of Invisibility

July 29, 2013

If they were invisible, where would they go? While several of our honorees indicated they like to be present at all times, many of our PV 100 honorees wouldn’t mind donning a cloak of invisibility in some ­unusual places. Andrew Burns would like to have been in the locker room to hear Herb Brooks’ ­pre-game […]

Favorite APPs

July 29, 2013

Favorite APPs Social Media Mavens Follow and connect with the PV 100 via Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to find out what they have to say about the state of healthcare. And check out the apps that keep them organized and entertained. Favorite APPLICATIONS Uber Request a private car in any city the service is available […]

Giving Back

July 29, 2013

The PharmaVOICE 100 honorees share a sincere desire to give back. Their philanthropic endeavors range from participation in company-based service days to providing resources and assistance to their communities, schools, and national and global organizations. Favorite charities American Cancer Society Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient ­services, early detection, treatment and […]

Alternate Professions

July 29, 2013

What profession, other than theirs, would the PharmaVOICE 100 like to attempt? Not surprising, several of the honorees ­identified teaching as their alternate profession of choice, while others have an affinity for blogging, building, and blending art and science. Dr. Sharon Presnell would work in anything that combines art and ­science, music, photography, ­medicine/surgery, beer, […]

First Jobs

July 29, 2013

First Jobs 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, many of them got their start in business by ­mowing lawns, delivering ­papers, or working in food service. Christine Pierre ran a babysitting club and provided babysitters […]

Place of Birth

July 29, 2013

Place of Birth Where they were born? Christine Pierre and Steve Collis were born 10,532 miles (16,945.99 kilometers) apart, but they share a global ­perspective on improving healthcare. Dr. Dominic Behan, Tim Davis, Jamie Heywood, Joanne Kamens, Dr. Daniel Kraft, Andrea McGonigle, Mike Rea have their roots in the 243,610 square kilometers that make up […]

The Power of Social Media

July 29, 2013

The Power of Social Media The PharmaVOICE 100 honorees discuss how social media is changing how they work. Social media is a tool, an essential part of today’s workplace. And increasingly, social media is becoming a critical part of healthcare. Patients are using the Internet and social media outlets to gain knowledge, communicate with each […]

Facing the Industry’s Challenges

July 29, 2013

Facing the Industry’s Challenges The PharmaVOICE 100 honorees discuss the challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry, from maintaining innovation to global regulations to reimbursement issues. Innnovation continues to be a challenge in the pharmaceutical industry,” says Dominic Behan, Ph.D., chief scientific officer and executive VP of Arena Pharmaceuticals. “If we are going to address unmet medical […]

Hope For Better Healthcare

July 29, 2013

Hope for Better Healthcare The PharmaVOICE 100 honorees have tremendous insights into the challenges and opportunities for the industry. Here are some of their thoughts on the future of healthcare. David Berry Flagship Ventures Broad openness to new innovations will change the status quo and treat diseases that haven’t been previously treated. Jessica Brueggeman MicroMass […]

On the Horizon

July 29, 2013

On the Horizon The PharmaVOICE 100 honorees discuss where future breakthroughs will occur in research and on the commercial side. The PharmaVOICE 100 have much to say about where they believe industry breakthroughs will be. Many of the PharmaVOICE 100 hope and believe there will be breakthrough discoveries that lead to new therapies in many […]

The Mentors

July 29, 2013

The Mentors Kristin Gross Stepping Up to Help Others Get Ahead Kristin Gross has given countless hours to volunteering to help develop the next generation of leaders. Honest, professional, motivational, and guiding are just a few of the words that colleagues and peers use to describe Ms. Gross, whose goal is make a difference in […]

The Patient Advocates

July 29, 2013

The Patient Advocates Jamie Ring Taking Advocacy to New Levels Passionate. Solution-Oriented. Witnessing the courageous actions of a high school classmate’s family in the face of leukemia clearly defined for Jamie Ring what she wanted to do with her life. The classmate was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and needed a bone marrow […]

The Technologists

July 29, 2013

The Technologists Brian Longo CRM Trailblazer A true trailblazer in developing flexible, customizable customer relationship marketing, Brian Longo is one of the key individuals behind Veeva’s commercial suite for the life sciences, including Veeva CRM, the multitenant cloud technology solution that is changing the way the life-sciences industry manages customer relationships. Indeed, Mr. Longo has […]

The Marketers

July 29, 2013

The Marketers Dave Escalante Jr. Raising the Bar Passionate. Dedicated. Dave Escalante loves his team, his company, and working for an industry that is making a real difference in people’s lives every day. A take-charge leader, dedicated to quality and innovation, Dave Escalante’s can-do attitude elevates every conversation from a pure conceptual level to a […]

The Clinical Specialists

July 29, 2013

The Clinical Specialists Kent Thoelke Making a Difference Around the World Driven. Thoughtful. During his career in clinical research, Kent Thoelke has ­established an inspiring, industry-wide reputation for moving the current clinical drug development paradigm toward a more ­evidence-based strategy. Kent Thoelke is a rare breed in the clinical trials industry. He combines broad and […]

The Researchers & Scientists

July 29, 2013

The Researchers & Scientists Dr. Mark Fishman Transforming Research Inquisitive. Compassionate. Bold steps truly pay off — Novartis and Mark Fishman, M.D., are living proof of that. In 2002, Dr. Fishman, then the head of cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, took the helm of the newly created Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the pharmaceutical […]

The Change Agents

July 29, 2013

The Change Agents Jessica BruEggeman Changing Health Behavior with Insight and Compassion Passionate and knowledgeable about her belief that changing health behavior can lead to improved health outcomes, Jessica Brueggeman succeeds in making a believer out of anyone who comes within her sphere of influence. In her role as VP of the health behavior group […]

The Entrepreneurs

July 29, 2013

The Entrepreneurs Amy Ellis Fearless Innovation Drawing on her highly successful new product development skills in consumer products, Amy Ellis embarked on an ambitious journey: to resolve one of the industry’s most intractable problems, the unsustainably high rate of inconclusive CNS trials. With the goal to help bring better mental health therapeutics to market, Ms. […]

The Commanders & Chiefs

July 29, 2013

David Hahn On the Money with Knowledge and Foresight In a hyper-competitive business climate, success requires constant innovation. For David Hahn, this means constantly improving to meet clients’ expectations. Mr. Hahn has been an integral part of the success of The Medical Affairs Company (TMAC), helping to establish the company as a preeminent provider of […]

PharmaVOICE 100 – Who’s on the List by Section

July 29, 2013

The Commanders & Chiefs David Berry Pronutria Damian Braga Sanofi Pasteur David Bruggeman Clinical Research Advantage Walter Capone The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Steve Collis AmerisourceBergen Corp. Nick Colucci Publicis Healthcare Communications Group Jim Curtis Remedy Health Media David Hahn The Medical Affairs Company Kerry Hilton HCB Health Jeff Jonas Shire Joanne Kamens Addgene Rick […]

Talent Pool

July 29, 2013

Talent Pool By Ann Grey Pharma Pool Dave Lemus Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Names CEO Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc. has promoted Dave Lemus to the newly created position of CEO. Mr. Lemus had served as chief operating officer of the company since March 2012 and he joined the company as VP of finance in July 2011. Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals […]

On the Calendar

July 29, 2013

August 5, Medicare Chronic Care Pre-Conference Workshop Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, Calif. Opal Events, http://www.opalevents.org/p/92/medicare-chronic-care-pre-conference-workshop August 5-7 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and Drug Product Specifications The Hilton Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles The Center for Professional Innovation and Education, http://www.cfpie.com/showitem.aspx?productid=011&source=pv August 5-7 Good Laboratory Practices for Pre-Clinical Testing The Hilton Los Angeles Airport, […]

PharmaTrax

July 29, 2013

Trending Now: Payer approaches to specialty drugs reveal innovation and experimentation as payers navigate this dynamic healthcare marketplace. Ensuring the appropriate use of specialty drugs is a major priority for health plans today and will become increasingly important for their future growth over the next three to five years. This is the finding of a […]

Tools of the Trade

July 29, 2013

New Electronic and Web-based Applications, Sites, and Technologies Featured Briefs: Sunshine Act Compliance MMIS Launches Spend Solution for Smaller Companies E-UPGRADES Veeva Systems Introduces ­Customer Master Solution Tools of the Trade Trending Now: Software-as-a-service solution provides customers with a single source for ePrint licensing, spend tracking, distribution, and recipient-level data collection. Reprints Desk, a wholly […]

2013 PharmaVOICE 100 – Who’s on the List by Company

July 29, 2013

2013 PharmaVOICE 100 – Who’s on the List by Company Indexed by Company Affiliation Accelrys Ken Rapp Acorda Therapeutics Denise Duca Acurian Kristin Gross Addgene Dr. Joanne Kamens Advanced Clinical Concepts David Rear Agano Solutions and Auditgraph Mauricha Marcussen AmerisourceBergen Corp. Steve Collis Arena Pharmaceuticals Dominic Behan, Ph.D. Artcraft Health Education Marc Sirockman Assay Depot […]

Letter from the Editor

July 29, 2013

Letter from the Editor By Taren Grom The 2013 PharmaVOICE 100 Each year we have the privilege of showcasing 100 of the most inspiring and motivational individuals throughout the life-sciences industry. This special issue, now in its ninth year, once again showcases the individuals as identified by you, our readers, for being outstanding leaders, providing […]

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