CDISC Welcomes New Executive Director to CDISC Leadership

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The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nicole Harmon, Executive Director, to the CDISC leadership. Dr. Harmon is detail-oriented and results-driven and brings a wealth of experience to assist the existing CDISC Leadership and Staff in achieving the CDISC mission, vision and new 2015-17 Strategic Goals.

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To realize our new 2015-2017 Strategic Goals, it became apparent that there was a need to expand upon the wealth of expertise within the CDISC Leadership Team; for this, Dr. Harmon is the obvious choice.

The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nicole Harmon, Executive Director, to the CDISC leadership. Dr. Harmon is detail-oriented and results-driven and brings a wealth of experience to assist the existing CDISC Leadership and Staff in achieving the CDISC mission, vision and new 2015-17 Strategic Goals.

Nicole Harmon, PhD, is a seasoned non-profit executive professional with 15 years of leadership experience, offering a full-circle perspective due to her unique background in strategic planning, capacity building, fiscal management, fund-raising, program and policy development, educational outreach, advocacy, market analysis, grants management, public relations and marketing. Dr. Harmon worked previously with the National Kidney Foundation, the Texas Hospital Association/Healthcare Trustees, the American Cancer Society, and in the field of mental health and brain injury research and rehabilitation, which relate directly to the CDISC development of standards for specific therapeutic areas.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Harmon to the CDISC Leadership Team, and she is already demonstrating a keen ability to comprehend our rather unique CDISC arena,” stated Rebecca Kush, PhD, President of CDISC. “While interviewing Dr. Harmon, we received unsolicited and very positive recommendations from close collaborators, which clearly builds upon a core strength of CDISC. To realize our new 2015-2017 Strategic Goals, it became apparent that there was a need to expand upon the wealth of expertise within the CDISC Leadership Team; for this, Dr. Harmon is the obvious choice.”

“CDISC has had steady growth since it was incorporated in 2000 and the coming years promise more, particularly with global regulatory agencies and research institutions strongly encouraging and actually establishing requirements for the use of CDISC standards for clinical research,” said Pierre-Yves Lastic, Chair of the CDISC Board of Directors and Sanofi Chief Privacy Officer. “We are looking forward to making further progress towards accomplishing the new Strategic Goals with an expanded CDISC Leadership Team.”

ABOUT CDISC
CDISC is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit charitable organization, with over 350 supporting member organizations from across the clinical research and healthcare arenas. Through the efforts of volunteers around the globe, CDISC catalyzes productive collaboration to develop industry-wide data standards enabling the harmonization of clinical data and streamlining research processes from protocol through analysis and reporting, including the use of electronic health records to facilitate the collection of high quality research data. The CDISC standards and innovations can significantly decrease the time and cost of medical research and improve quality, thus contributing to the faster development of safe and effective medical products and a learning healthcare system. The CDISC Vision is to inform patient care and safety through higher quality medical research. For more information, please visit the CDISC website.

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