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SDC Donates $8,000 To Phoenix Children's Hospital

To Honor and Support Patients During Holidays

SDC is a proud sponsor of Ignite Hope, an annual holiday walk benefiting the Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH) Foundation. This year, Team SDC fundraised $3,000 for Ignite Hope in addition to our $5,000 corporate sponsorship of the event. 

The holidays can be one of the most difficult times of the year for families to spend in the hospital, but through Ignite Hope they are reminded that they are not fighting alone. We are honored to support this event and the PCH Foundation as they make a difference in these children's lives every day.


At the beginning of the Ignite Hope fundraising campaign, SDC President Dale Usner offered some extra motivation by promising to cut his hair in a green checkmark (symbolic of SDC's logo) if Team SDC fundraised $2,500 or more for PCH. We exceeded this goal by $500, and let's just say Dale is a man of his word!

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


How to Prevent, Identify, and Implement a Successful Clinical Trial Rescue 

New Webinar: January 30, 2018 at 12pm-1pm ET

Register Today

SDC's first webinar of 2018 is scheduled for January 30 at 12pm Eastern. 

What do you do when timelines are missed, data is dirty, and everyone is pointing fingers? In a perfect world, every clinical trial would run smoothly and efficiently. However, from study delays to quality issues, sponsors can find their studies at risk with no clear solution. In this webinar, SDC and Stiris Research will discuss their experience with rescue studies and share best practices to prevent, identify, and implement a successful clinical trial rescue.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • What triggers the need for a clinical trial rescue 
  • How to identify these triggers early and correct them before a rescue is needed
  • How to decide if a rescue is right for you and select the right rescue partner
  • How to successfully implement a rescue plan

The Importance of Choosing the Right Partners and Technologies to Create the Most Efficient Clinical Trials

Presentation at Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe 

Nicole Powell, Director, Business Development at SDC, chaired a session on Mobile eHealth and presented on "The importance of choosing the right partners and technologies to create the most efficient clinical trials" at this year's Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe in Amsterdam.

We invite you to view her presentation or contact Nicole with any questions.

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Understanding Patient Randomization and the Role of IRT in Clinical Trials 

Webinar Available On Demand

Watch Now

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 Interactive Response Technology (IRT) in patient randomization and trial supply management.

Watch this webinar to learn:

  • The importance of randomization in clinical trials
  • Complex treatment assignment examples
  • IRT and its role in patient randomization
  • Trial supply management

Employee Spotlight 

Tina Padilla, MBA

Manager, Quality Assurance

Tina Padilla has been a valued member of the SDC team since 2014, contributing over 15 years of professional experience to our Quality Assurance department.

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Prior to joining SDC, Tina worked as a Regional QA Manager for Integrated Oncology/LabCorp and held previous Quality Assurance and Auditor positions at Genzyme Genetics (acquired by LabCorp in 2010), and IMPATH, Inc. (acquired by Genzyme in 2004). 

Her background in root cause analysis and process mapping have helped in maintaining and enhancing SDC's Quality Management System over the last three years. From managing our closed-loop CAPA process to implementing new tools that improve our systems, Tina's contributions to continuous improvement efforts at SDC cannot be understated.

Most notably, she was instrumental in supporting the implementation of new systems such as Medidata Rave and Veeva Vault eTMF. These industry-leading technologies complement our existing systems and further enhance our top tier data service solutions.

Tina holds a Master of Business Administration from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is a Senior Member at the American Society for Quality.

Based in our Tempe, AZ office, Tina enjoys spending time with her family and participating in SDC's philanthropic initiatives such as Ignite Hope and Feed My Starving Children. She is ramping up for her sixth year of Girl Scout cookie sales for both of her daughters and serving in her sixth term on the PTA board. On occasion, you can find her cheering for the local Phoenix Rising soccer club or searching Pinterest for her next project.

To learn more about our team, please click here. To join our team, please apply online 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
January 6-12, San Francisco, CA
Outsourcing in Clinical Trials West Coast
February 21-22, San Francisco, CA
March 20-21, Tel Aviv, Israel
April 10-11, San Francisco, CA
April 17-19, Basel, Switzerland
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