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Empathy in clinical research: How sites can leverage technology to simplify patient recruitment


Oct 28, 2021 09:40 AM

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Craig Lipset
Managing Partner @Clinical Innovation Partners
Craig Lipset is the founder of Clinical Innovation Partners, providing advisory and board leadership with pharma, tech and venture capital to bring vision and driving action at the intersection of research, digital solutions, and patient engagement. He is co-chair for the Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance, serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research and the MedStar Health Research Institute, as well as on the Editorial Board for Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science. Craig is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Informatics at Rutgers University, and Adjunct Instructor in the Center for Health + Technology at University of Rochester. Craig was the Head of Clinical Innovation and Venture Partner at Pfizer, on the founding Operations Committee for TransCelerate Biopharma, and on the founding management teams for two successful startup ventures.
Ian Smith, MBE.MB.ChB.BMedSc(Hons)
Chief Medical Officer @Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Smith is the founder and global medical director of Synexus which has been attributed with pioneering important developments in the clinical trial industry. The business, which Dr. Smith started in 1992, became the world’s largest multinational company dedicated to effective implementation of clinical trials at its own dedicated research centers on behalf of its clients in pharma and CROs. Synexus had 26 research centers in nine countries across Asia, Africa and Europe before it was acquired and integrated with PPD. Today, Ian is a non-executive director of several healthcare companies. Dr. Smith was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services related to health research.
Matt Walz
Chief Executive Officer @Trialbee
Matt brings more than 20 years of software and leadership experience in the life sciences industry. Matt started his career as a developer and held various technical and leadership roles at Rollins Corporation, PSCI, Microsoft, Morgan Lewis, and Datalabs. In 2006, Matt co-founded NextDocs, which grew to be a global leader in clinical, quality, and regulatory document management, where he served as CTO, CSO, and Board Director for 9 years. Before joining Trialbee, Matt spent 5 years as General Manager for Life Sciences and VP Strategic Accounts for Aurea Software, which had acquired NextDocs.