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Kasturi Puranam, PhD Promoted to Senior Clinical Research Scientist

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC: 22 Jan 2019 – In December 2018, Kasturi Puranam, PhD was promoted to the position of Senior Clinical Research Scientist at Impact Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (IMPACT).

Kasturi joined IMPACT in January 2015 as a Clinical Research Scientist. Over the four years that she has been at IMPACT, Kasturi has worked on a variety of documents, from CSRs and protocols to various IND and NDA components.  Kasturi is always up for a challenge and open to writing something new.  Over the years, she has also become our resident expert in everything PK and clinical pharmacology-related, and is now embracing nonclinical and other early drug development writing.  In addition to her writing responsibilities, she also serves as a mentor and senior reviewer for our newer writers and, in this role, has gone above-and-beyond to help our writers succeed and grow.

“The promotion of Kasturi to Senior Clinical Research Scientist is incredibly well deserved.  She has grown both as a writer and as an amazing mentor in our organization over the past several years,” said Erica Allen, IMPACT Director. “Prior to joining IMPACT, Kasturi spent a number of years as a research scientist at Duke and then at UNC.  Although she left the bench behind to embark on a career in medical writing, her love of science and of understanding the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ certainly did not get left behind.  She is someone I admire for her deep love of learning and of teaching – and she brings that passion to every project she works on. Everyone who works with her can see her dedication to her work and her love of science and drug development.  She has been a true team player, always willing to help those around her, and we are so very happy to have her as a member of our senior team at IMPACT!”

Tim Garver, IMPACT COO, adds “I could not be more pleased to see Kasturi promoted to the position of Senior Clinical Research Scientist.  Kasturi is a strong scientist and an excellent mentor for our more junior writers.  Her skill, dedication, work ethic, and passion for her job not only benefit the Sponsors with whom she works, but also her colleagues here at IMPACT. This is a promotion that she has most certainly earned.”

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, project and program management, and early phase clinical trial management.

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