Jeanette Towles

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week: Nurturing tomorrow's clinical trials leaders.

National Entrepreneurship Day: Celebrating Opportunity, Diversity, and Legacy

By Jeanette Towles / November 21, 2023 / Comments Off on National Entrepreneurship Day: Celebrating Opportunity, Diversity, and Legacy

National Entrepreneurship Day is a celebration of innovation, determination, and the pursuit of the American dream. It’s a day to honor the entrepreneurs who have dared to dream big, take risks, and build businesses that not only benefit themselves but also contribute to the growth of our economy. Having resources available, especially for small diverse…

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Clinical Trials Leaders

By Jeanette Towles / November 13, 2023 / Comments Off on Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Clinical Trials Leaders

Introduction: In the ever-evolving landscape of clinical trials, where the stakes are high and the demands are relentless, the value of mentorship and apprenticeship cannot be overstated. Many of us have been fortunate enough to have incredible mentors who guided us through our journey in the industry. These mentors were the patient individuals who reviewed…

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A Snippet of a Prompt from Chat GPT

Hey ChatGPT? Tell Me a Story

By Jeanette Towles / January 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Hey ChatGPT? Tell Me a Story

We asked ChatGPT to tell us a story about a medical writer; here’s what it got right and what it got wrong. Like many of you, when ChatGPT appeared in the news recently (mainly in reference to stories about students misusing the technology), I was curious. There have been many times in recent years when…

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BDR conference attendees with a wheelchair.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Power of Coming Together

By Jeanette Towles / August 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Power of Coming Together

As a member of the first cohort of the Merck Drexel Advanced Leadership Program for Diverse Suppliers, I was given the opportunity for the first time ever to attend the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) on August 11th and 12th in Jersey City, NJ. The BDR is an organization that promotes and shares best practices in…

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What the ADA Means to a Disability-Owned Business 

By Jeanette Towles / July 26, 2022 / Comments Off on What the ADA Means to a Disability-Owned Business 

As the founder of a disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE), I was proud to attend the Disability:IN conference in Dallas, TX, in July 2022. It was a week of highs and lows. Highs, from heartening topics like the number of corporations who have taken the Disability Equality Index assessment and an update on the development of…

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Key Takeaways for the Medical Writer from FDA’s Public Meeting: Supporting the Future of Rare Disease Product Development

By Jeanette Towles / February 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Key Takeaways for the Medical Writer from FDA’s Public Meeting: Supporting the Future of Rare Disease Product Development

FDA’s public meeting on February 24th left no uncertainty as to the future direction of drug development in rare disease: Patient-centric approaches that incorporate patient and caregiver input at all levels to ensure that clinical trial endpoints are robust and meaningful; and Utilization of patient data (registries, cases, natural history, and real world evidence) to…

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Defining ‘Medical Writer’ in a Job Description When the Role Defies Definition

By Jeanette Towles / February 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Defining ‘Medical Writer’ in a Job Description When the Role Defies Definition

When you look at job descriptions for medical writers, have you noticed that, regardless of the size of the hiring company, you end up with an array of interpretations of the role? Here are some examples: Medical writers may or may not write briefing books, write or review labels, or assist in regulatory responses Medical…

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Synterex’s New IT Services Division is LIVE!

By Jeanette Towles / January 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Synterex’s New IT Services Division is LIVE!

Synterex’s new IT services division is open for business! Championed by collaboration architects with over 10 years’ experience, IT Services will deliver dynamic experiences to our client companies. We know our pharma and other clients require systems and technologies to support their bold goals. Now we can help your company with everything involved. Let our…

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