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Leslie Wetherell

Executive Director, Project Management,
Rare Disease/Oncology
Over 20 Years' Experience

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Ms. Wetherell is located in San Diego, California. She has over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, working in biotech, pharmaceutical and the CRO industry. She has been with Worldwide Clinical Trials since June 2016. In her role, she is responsible for the portfolio of rare disease studies within the immune mediated inflammatory disorder therapeutic area.

She began her career in data management where she worked for 5 years and then moved into project management for a small CRO focused on local biotech. She then moved to an oversight role at a large CRO where she worked as an oversight director for many large phase III programs, as well as development of oncology and rare disease molecules. She was also the operational director for the rare disease working group at PPD where she was responsible for global strategy, implementation and risk mitigation for rare disease projects across therapeutic areas. She has experience in alliance management, strategy and proposal development, finance management, resource management and line management within her project management responsibilities. She believes communication is the key to a successful study team that is engaged and dedicated to project delivery. Throughout her career she has worked on over 45 studies, 6 NDA submissions and has operational experience in over 40 countries.

Ms. Wetherell has extensive experience in hematology/oncology and rare disease in the following indications: breast cancer, NSCLC, prostate cancer, glioblastoma, solid tumor, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, advanced cancer with bone metastases, GIST, supportive care (cdiff), cachexia, lymphomatous meningitis and late stage lymphoma, CLL, SLL, multiple myeloma, Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, hemophilia A and B, von Willebrand disease.

She also has experience in the following indications: cardiovascular devices, dermal fillers, obesity, post-surgical pain, HIV, psoriasis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lupus nephritis.

Ms. Wetherell obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology with minor in biology from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA.

 

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