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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.

Aside from her writing, Kasturi has embraced her passion for teaching and mentoring as the head of our Lunch and Learn seminars, and she has been instrumental in developing important training materials for our junior writers. She is an excellent mentor and reviewer who goes above and beyond to help our writers succeed and grow, making sure they develop their writing skills, their critical thinking skills, and their understanding of the regulatory strategy that underpins the documents.

“Kasturi’s promotion to Principal Clinical Research Scientist is extremely well deserved,” said Chrissy Williams, IMPACT Associate Director of Medical Writing and Submission Management. “It has been clear, from the very beginning of Kasturi’s time at IMPACT, that she is a strong scientist who has a deep love of learning and teaching. Her sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for every new project she takes on makes it a true pleasure to work with Kasturi. Kasturi is a team player who her colleagues and teams know will get the job done, and get it done well. We are fortunate to have Kasturi on the IMPACT team!”

Tim Garver, Executive Vice President and COO at IMPACT, comments, “It’s been extremely gratifying to observe Kasturi’s growth over her five years at IMPACT. Her passion for science is infectious, and her ever-expanding breadth of knowledge has contributed to her becoming a valuable mentor and contributor on a variety of projects. I look forward to seeing what the next five years holds for Kasturi, and I’m excited to see her thrive in this new position.”

IMPACT is a Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Research Triangle Park, NC. Our team consists of drug development professionals who specialize in medical writing and quality control, drug development consulting, regulatory affairs, regulatory operations, and program management.

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