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Understanding Patient Randomization and the Role of IRT in Clinical Trials

Live Webinar | Tuesday, August 29 | 12pm-1pm Eastern

Register today for our upcoming webinar: Understanding Patient Randomization and the Role of Interactive Response Technology (IRT) in Clinical Trials.

Proper patient randomization minimizes bias in clinical trials and protects data integrity.  Whether a study uses a simple 1:1 or a complex dynamic randomization, technology has evolved to successfully execute these processes for clinical trials. In this webinar, SDC will cover the basics of patient randomization, share examples of complex treatment assignment schedules, and explain the role of IRT in patient randomization and trial supply management.

Register Today

SDC Volunteer Day

Thursday, August 24, 2017

SDC is proud to announce our 2017 company-wide Volunteer Day! On Thursday, August 24, SDC employees will spend their time volunteering in the local community. Tempe, AZ-based employees will fulfill a food-packing shift at Feed My Starving Children, an organization that sends nutritious meals to hungry children around the world. Waltham, MA-based employees are scheduled to volunteer at Waltham Fields Community Farm, a local non-profit organization supporting farmland preservation, hunger relief, and education

To learn more about the organizations we support, please click here.

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SDC's Grand Opening in Waltham

Adaptive Clinical Trial Design Presentations Available Online

On June 13, 2017, SDC hosted a Grand Opening celebration in honor of our new office in Waltham, MA. We thank all who attended and would like to extend a special thank you to our wonderful speakers: Ken Getz, Joe Massaro, and our very own Dale Usner.

We invite you to watch the presentations on Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs from our Grand Opening at your convenience.

  • Ken Getz: Trends in Protocol Design Practice and Optimization
  • Joe Massaro: Designing and Operating a High Performing DMC/DSMB
  • Dale Usner: Adaptive Design Practical Considerations and Execution
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Pictured Above: Dale Usner, President (left) and Richard Abelson, CEO (right) cutting the ceremonial ribbon at SDC's Grand Opening in Waltham, MA.

ClinPulse Boston: Proactive Patient Enrollment Strategies for Clinical Operations Professionals

Cambridge, MA | Thursday, September 21 | 6pm-8:30pm

As a valued subscriber to our newsletter, we invite you to attend ClinPulse Boston, an invitation-only panel and networking event on September 21, 2017. Expert panelists will discuss Proactive Patient Enrollment Strategies for Clinical Operations Professionals while guests enjoy food, drink, and networking with esteemed colleagues in the industry.

Registration is free, but space is limited. RSVP today to attend this exclusive event as our guest.

Register Today
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Employee Spotlight 

Faith Kolb
Vice President, Biometric Operations

Faith Haines Kolb joined SDC in January 2017 as Vice President, Biometric Operations.

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Prior to joining SDC, Faith served as Vice President, Biometrics at Veristat, and also formerly held leadership positions at Parexel (Worldwide Head, Data Management and Biostatistics, Early Phase), Prometrika (Senior Director, Clinical Operations and Data Management), and Averion International (Chief Technical Officer). 

With more than 20 years of experience in clinical trials, she brings to SDC a proven track record of leading companies through change, growth, and standardization. Her specialized areas of expertise include Data Management, Systems Development, Biostatistics and SAS Programming, Clinical Operations, and Safety.

Her clinical trials experience spans both common and complex therapeutic areas including, but not limited to, oncology, neurology, dermatology, and genetic diseases. She maintains distinct technical expertise across various EDC, IRT/IWRS, eTMF, ePRO, CTMS, and statistical software platforms.

Faith holds a degree in Mathematics and Education from Clark University in Worcester, MA and is active with various local, national, and international industry associations such as MassBio, DIA, SCDM, and the American Management Association.

Faith is based in SDC’s office in Waltham, MA.  She lives with her husband, three teenagers (twin sons and a daughter) and several family pets; two dogs, a cockatiel, five fish, a bearded dragon lizard, and a horse. In her spare time, Faith enjoys many outdoor activities and restoring a family homestead in Maine. 

To learn more about our team, please click here. For a list of open positions at SDC, please click here.


Upcoming Events

We look forward to seeing you at one of the following upcoming events. For a full list of conferences SDC is attending through the end of the year, please click here

Conferences & Meetings
September 6-7, Boston, MA
Advanced Clinical Research and Clinical Trials
September 20-21, Dublin, Ireland
"The Importance of Choosing the Right Partners and Technologies to Create the Most Efficient Clinical Trials" by Nicole Powell, Director, Business Development
September 21, Cambridge, MA

September 24-27, Orlando, FL
September 27-28, La Jolla, CA
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