NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medidata (NASDAQ:MDSO), the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, is pleased to announce that Kara Dennis has been named an industry “Rising Star” by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). She will be honored at the HBA’s 26th Woman of the Year event on Thursday, May 14, in New York City.
Dennis, Medidata’s managing director of mHealth, leads the company’s pioneering efforts to enable mHealth-powered clinical trials and patient-centric research, opening doors for a new era in data collection. She spearheads initiatives to unify mobile tools and wearable devices and sensors with cloud-based technologies in a clinical trial setting, helping customers transform their research programs through the collection of high volumes of objective, high-quality data that provide continuous, actionable insight into patient well-being and disease progression.
“We are excited that Kara’s leadership and hard work in driving Medidata’s mobile health initiatives have been recognized by the HBA, an organization that represents some of the industry’s most remarkable talent,” said Glen de Vries, Medidata’s president. “Kara is passionate about finding new ways to use innovative technology to transform drug development, and her commitment to tackling the most difficult challenges every day make her a much admired role model at Medidata.”
At the May 14 HBA event, nearly 2,500 leaders from across the industry will gather to celebrate the 2015 Rising Stars. The honorees represent professionals in various disciplines and sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advertising, public relations, medical education, scientific discovery, clinical development and market research.
The HBA will also honor this year’s Woman of the Year, Denise Torres, JD, MBA, president of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson company, as well as the year’s Honorable Mentor winner, Stuart Sowder, PharmD, JD, MBA, vice president of external medical communications at Pfizer.
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About the HBA
The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide. With 15 chapters throughout the US and in Europe, HBA serves a community of over 30,000 individuals and 100 Corporate Partners. The HBA provides networking forums to build relationships; knowledge sharing and access to thought leaders to broaden perspective; educational programs to develop leadership skills and cutting edge industry knowledge and recognition of outstanding women and companies to promote visibility of their achievements. For more information, visit http://www.hbanet.org.
Medidata is the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, transforming clinical development through its advanced applications and intelligent data analytics. The Medidata Clinical Cloud® brings new levels of productivity and quality to the clinical testing of promising medical treatments, from study design and planning through execution, management and reporting. We are committed to advancing the competitive and scientific goals of global customers, which include over 90% of the top 25 global pharmaceutical companies; innovative biotech, diagnostic and device firms; leading academic medical centers; and contract research organizations.