03 March 2023 | Friday | News
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As BioPharma APAC celebrates International Women's Day on March 8, it's time to recognize the remarkable contributions of women in clinical trials. These women have not only broken barriers in the male-dominated field but have also revolutionized the industry with their expertise, intelligence, and dedication. In this article, we highlight the 12 leading women in clinical trials in APAC and their outstanding contributions.
Dr. Yuan Xu - As the Senior Director of Clinical Operations at BeiGene, Dr. Xu played a vital role in developing the company's oncology clinical trials in APAC. She has also worked with leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Novartis, and Merck, and has published over 40 papers in international journals.
Dr. Mei Mei Hu - As the CEO and Co-founder of United Neuroscience, Dr. Hu leads a team of scientists and innovators to develop vaccines and therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. Her work has led to the development of a groundbreaking Alzheimer's vaccine that has shown promising results in clinical trials.
Dr. Julie O'Neill - As the Global Head of Clinical Development at CSL Behring, Dr. O'Neill is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of clinical trials for rare diseases. She has also contributed to the development of innovative therapies for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
Dr. Mimi Huizinga - As the Vice President of Clinical Development at AstraZeneca, Dr. Huizinga oversees the company's clinical trials in APAC. Her expertise has helped AstraZeneca develop and launch new treatments for cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Sanjeevani Wasnik - As the Head of Clinical Research and Medical Affairs at Sanofi India, Dr. Wasnik has led the company's clinical trials for diabetes, oncology, and rare diseases. Her work has led to the development of innovative therapies for patients in India and beyond.
Dr. Aparna Khanna - As the Medical Director of Pfizer India, Dr. Khanna has led the development of innovative treatments for cardiovascular diseases and rare disorders. Her work has also contributed to the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapies.
Dr. Jasmin Dao Mortazavi - As the Regional Medical Director of AbbVie, Dr. Mortazavi has played a vital role in the development of treatments for autoimmune diseases and oncology. She has also contributed to the development of innovative therapies for hepatitis C and HIV.
Dr. Priti Hegde - As the Vice President of Oncology Research and Development at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Hegde has led the development of innovative cancer therapies. She has also played a key role in the development of Takeda's COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Her work has been published in numerous scientific journals, and she has received several awards for her contributions to the field of oncology.
Dr. Rina Newton - As the CEO and Founder of CompliMed, Dr. Newton is a leading expert in compliance and regulation in the clinical trials industry. Her work has helped companies navigate complex regulatory environments and ensure patient safety
Dr. Jane Andrews - As the Director of Clinical Operations at IQVIA, Dr. Andrews oversees the company's clinical trials in APAC. Her expertise has helped IQVIA develop and launch new treatments for rare diseases and oncology.
Dr. Mei Zhang - As the Executive Director of Clinical Research at Hengrui Medicine, Dr. Zhang has led the company's clinical trials for oncology, autoimmune diseases, and infectious diseases. Her work has also contributed to the development of innovative therapies for COVID-19.
Dr. Xinyu Zhao - As the Executive Director of Clinical Development at Junshi Biosciences, Dr. Zhao has played a key role in the development
The contributions of these 12 women in clinical trials are a testament to the talent, intelligence, and dedication of women in the pharmaceutical industry. They have broken down barriers and revolutionized the industry with their innovative ideas, expertise, and leadership. As we celebrate International Women's Day, we must recognize and celebrate the contributions of women like Dr. Xu, Dr. Hu, Dr. O'Neill, Dr. Wasnik, Dr. Khanna, Dr. Mortazavi, Dr. Hegde, and others who have made a significant impact on the clinical trials industry in APAC. It is our hope that the next generation of women in clinical trials will continue to build on this legacy and make even greater strides in improving patient outcomes and advancing medical research.