Working with Industry: Part One

April 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Taubman Health Sciences Library - Room 2901
1135 Catherine St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Are you interested in partnering with industry on a clinical trial, but are unsure of where to start? Have you been hesitant to pursue an industry trial because you’re not sure who can help here at U-M or whether this is a good use of your time? Would you like to learn more about how to effectively interact with sponsors?

Join us for the two-part series, Working with Industry. Featuring an expert panel discussion on partnering with industry sponsors, you’ll learn more about the ins-and-outs of industry-sponsored trials here at the U-M, including how the teams in the Clinical Trials Support Office and Fast Forward Medical Innovation can help.

Part One will showcase first-hand accounts from faculty and industry professionals covering:

  • What is the benefit to patients and one’s own career?
  • Current institutional perspectives
  • How can an investigator get noticed and how to reach out?
  • Initial engagement with sponsors – how to respond?

Panelists include:

  • Anna Lok, MD – Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
  • Njira Lugogo, MD – Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Larysa Wickman, MD – Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Vaibhav Sahai, MBBS – Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine 
  • Doug Schantz – Executive Director, Clinical Operations, AstraZeneca
  • Adriana Comprelli – Head of Clinical Operations for Early Assets, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cynthia Brogdon – Head, Portfolio Strategy, Bristol-Myers Squibb

A ‘meet and greet’ will follow the panel discussion. Refreshments Provided. 

*Save the date for Part Two on May 28! Covering the steps to activate an industry trial – including receiving the protocol, determining trial participation, and the basics of budgets and contracts.