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I-ACT for Children Welcomes Laura Gordon as Chief Executive Officer

The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children (I-ACT for Children) is pleased to welcome Laura Gordon as Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Gordon is a highly experienced executive leader with expertise in health policy and communications, organizational development and stakeholder engagement in the public and private healthcare sectors. She most recently was General Manager of…

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I-ACT Continues to Add Sites to Its Growing Hospital & University Site Network

Recruiting a sufficient number of participants to complete a pediatric trial is often a major limitation within an efficacious study. To combat this issue, the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children (I-ACT for Children) is constructing a network of hospital centers and university sites that have demonstrated the appropriate resources to carry out pediatric…

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Collin Hovinga, PharmD., M.S., FCCP joins I-ACT for Children as Senior Vice President, Clinical and Scientific Development

The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children (I-ACT for Children) is excited to announce that Dr. Collin Hovinga has joined the organization as the Senior Vice President, Clinical and Scientific Development. Dr. Hovinga is recognized as a thought leader in pediatric pharmacology and has held appointments with the FDA’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System…

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I-ACT for Children adds three new members to its team

Over the past three months, I-ACT for Children has welcomed three new members to its team. These new members will support the growth of our network sites and management ongoing projects: Laura Lopez will be supporting and developing internal processes as the Assistant Director, Executive Administration and Office Management. Stephen McConoughey will be working in project…

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Dr. Elizabeth Garofalo Joins I-ACT for Children Board of Directors

The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children (I-ACT for Children) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Garofalo, MD has joined the Institute as a Member of its Board of Directors. Dr. Garofalo was previously the Senior Vice President at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation with a > 25-year career in drug development.  She has participated in…

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I-ACT for Children Appoints Co-Chairs of Its External Advisory Committee

Rockville, MD. The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children (I-ACT for Children), an independent 501(c)3 non-profit working to advance clinical trials of new medicines and devices for children, announced the appointment of Jonathan Davis, MD, FAAP (Tufts University) and Pamela Simpkins, MBA (Johnson & Johnson) as the leadership of its External Advisory Committee (EAC).…

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James J Pomfret Joins I-ACT for Children’s Board of Directors

Rockville, MD. The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children (I-ACT for Children) announced that James J. Pomfret ChFC®, CLU®, AIF®, Managing Director – Investment Officer at Wells Fargo Advisors, has joined the Institute as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Pomfret was previously a Budget Analyst with the Social Security Administration, after…

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Lisa Benson, BS, CCRP, CRCP joins I-ACT for Children as Vice President, Clinical Research Operations, Quality and Education.

The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children (aka, I-ACT for Children) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Benson to the position of Vice President, Clinical Research Operations, Quality and Education, beginning June 5. Lisa is a highly-respected research administrator and clinical operations expert.  She comes to I-ACT for Children from the Department…

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Pediatric Trials Consortium Reports Completion of Its Objectives Related to I-ACT for Children

This week, Critical Path Institute’s Pediatric Trials Consortium (PTC) reported the completion of its objectives in record time (PTC Deliverables). These includes the posting of the Executive Summary of PTC’s Advisory Report and support for the launch of the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children, aka I-ACT for Children. The PTC Advisory Report represents the…

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