Be Yourself: Celebrating Leaders in Diversity

By Joy Clark, Chief People Officer, Worldwide Clinical Trials,

I’m excited to congratulate Peter Benton, the president and co-CEO of Worldwide Clinical Trials, for winning a Leaders in Diversity Award from the Triangle Business Journal. People who know me know I’m a passionate person. But that makes me no less proud of what this award means for Peter and for us all. It’s exciting to think about what we can accomplish at Worldwide by creating a sense of belonging—a workplace where people don’t have to hide their true selves and can be valued for who they are. Seeing Peter recognized this way speaks volumes about the collective “us.” Although Worldwide has an authentic culture of inclusivity and we are happy to celebrate Peter’s award, we are only getting started. There is much to do at Worldwide and in clinical research. My hope is that this award is a reminder of the work not yet begun and it invigorates our call to action. Lots of companies commit to hiring the best talent and simply letting the demographics fall where they may. That approach can create a copy/paste of existing demographic profiles, or it can totally invert the leadership profile. Regardless, we must be more intentional and try harder than that. What does “the best” even look like? It may not fit neatly within the traditional, historical image of leadership. But...

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Pride in Our People

Pride Month
By Peter Lammers, EVP, Global Marketing & Commercial Operations,

We are stronger together when we’re different. We are, after all, the offspring of the survivors, who solved problems by living and working in groups of people with different skills, perspectives, and experiences. Pride Month reminds us to embrace our differences and the great value they bring to life and work.  It represents more than just the LGBTQ+ community. It’s the acknowledgement that we are all unique, and our differences, when embraced, bring greater value to society and to business.

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Lou Gehrig: The Human Face of ALS

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By Richard Koenig, Executive Director of Project Management for Psychiatry and Neuroscience Rare Diseases,

June 2 is Lou Gehrig Day, dedicated to promoting awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. At Worldwide Clinical Trials, our CNS experts are sharing their reflections on the importance of ALS research and what gives them hope for the future. In this piece, Richard Koenig, Executive Director of Project Management for Psychiatry and Neuroscience Rare Diseases, discusses the role of public awareness initiatives in changing the future for ALS patients.

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My Work as a Nurse Taught Me About ALS Up Close

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By Jeanine Ronniger, Senior Director of Project Management in CNS,

June 2 is Lou Gehrig Day, dedicated to promoting awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. At Worldwide Clinical Trials, our CNS experts are sharing their reflections on the importance of ALS research and what gives them hope for the future. In this piece, Jeanine Ronniger, Senior Director of Project Management in CNS, shares how her experiences in nursing motivated her to move into ALS research.

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ALS: The Emotional Cost to Patients and Their Physicians

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By Debby Martin, Senior Director Project Management, Neuroscience,

June 2 is Lou Gehrig Day, dedicated to promoting awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. At Worldwide Clinical Trials, our CNS experts are sharing their reflections on the importance of ALS research and what gives them hope for the future. In this piece, Debby Martin, Senior Director of Project Management in Neuroscience, reflects on the emotional cost of ALS to patients, their caregivers, and their physicians.

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Lupus: Learning From Our Successes and Our Failures

Professor Nemanja Damjanov
By Professor Nemanja Damjanov, M.D., Ph.D., of Belgrade University School of Medicine,

May is Lupus Awareness Month, an opportunity for patients, caregivers, physicians, and researchers to share their experiences with the disease in an effort to increase awareness and advance therapeutic research. In this piece, Nemanja Damjanov, M.D., Ph.D., reflects on his work in lupus research in a career that spans almost four decades.

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