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Ryan Overcash, PhD, Promoted to Principal Clinical Research Scientist

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC: 23 September 2020 – In March 2020, Ryan Overcash, PhD, was promoted to the position of Principal Clinical Research Scientist at Impact Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (IMPACT).

Ryan joined IMPACT in March of 2016 as a Clinical Research Scientist and started off managing a large narrative project and an IND safety reporting project; he then transitioned to managing a medical writing project for one of our clients. In addition to his project management roles, Ryan continues to actively write various regulatory documents, including IND modules, protocols, and CSRs, and he consistently develops excellent rapport with his teams. As one of our senior reviewers, he has taken some of our newer writers through their first protocol and CSR projects, receiving rave feedback on his ability to both mentor and review.

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Elizabeth Pultorak, PhD, Promoted to Principal Clinical Research Scientist

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC: 23 September 2020 – In March 2020, Elizabeth “Beth” Pultorak, PhD was promoted to the position of Principal Clinical Research Scientist at Impact Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (IMPACT).

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Kasturi Puranam, PhD, Promoted to Principal Clinical Research Scientist

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC: 23 September 2020 – In March 2020, Kasturi Puranam, PhD, was promoted to the position of Principal Clinical Research Scientist at Impact Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (IMPACT).

Kasturi joined the IMPACT family in January 2015 after spending a number of years as a research scientist at Duke and then at UNC. Kasturi’s love of science is evident in every project she takes on, enabling her to write exceptionally scientifically-sound documents whilst focusing on the key document messages. During her time at IMPACT, Kasturi has worked on a variety of documents, including IND components, protocols, IBs, CSRs, briefing documents, and NDA modules. Kasturi is always willing to tackle new and challenging projects – a true strength that makes her an excellent addition to any project team.

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Kelly D’Arezzo Promoted to Senior Quality Control Specialist

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC: 13 May 2020 – In April 2020, Kelly D’Arezzo was promoted to the position Senior Quality Control Specialist at Impact Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (IMPACT).

Kelly joined IMPACT in April of 2019 as a Quality Control (QC) Specialist. Prior to joining IMPACT, Kelly served as a Project Manager at ICON in the Language Services-Translations department, where she managed a variety of projects at different stages within the clinical trial process.
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Dominic Luciano, PhD, Promoted to Senior Clinical Research Scientist

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC: 13 May 2020 – In February 2020, Dominic “Nick” Luciano, PhD was promoted to the position of Senior Clinical Research Scientist at Impact Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (IMPACT).

Since joining the company in January of 2017 as a Clinical Research Scientist, Nick has proven himself to be an exemplary team player, a gifted mentor, and a brilliant scientific writer. Prior to joining IMPACT, Nick earned a BS in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Neurobiology from Duke University. As a Clinical Research Scientist, he has authored a multitude of clinical study reports (CSRs) and has experience authoring many types of regulatory documents, including Module 2 clinical summaries for New Drug Application (NDA) submissions, Investigator’s Brochures, clinical protocols, FDA briefing documents, and safety narratives. His work has supported clients across a broad range of therapeutic areas, including neurology, oncology, respiratory disorders, and immunology. Most recently he is serving as the Project Manager for a multi-CSR project for one specific compound.
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