06 May 2013

DSP Clinical Sponsors CenterWatch Forum on Optimizing Clinical Research Performance

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President and Founder Darlene Panzitta, and Director of Clinical and Strategic Operations Craig Serra to moderate and present on clinical study operating best practices and efficiencies

PARSIPPANY, New Jersey – April 24 – DSP Clinical is the exclusive platinum sponsor of CenterWatch’s Inaugural Forum on Optimizing Clinical Research Performance, May 19-21, Boston. DSP President and Founder Darlene Panzitta, and Director of Clinical and Strategic Operations Craig Serra will discuss “Assessing and Managing Key Cost Drivers in Clinical Research” and “Management Approaches and Considerations in Clinical Research.”

DSP provides customer-focused, results-driven Contract Research Services (CRO) for Phase I-IV clinical studies for the niche market segment of small to mid-size pharmaceutical, life science and medical device companies. They are the unique alternative to the traditional large CROs.

CenterWatch and iiBIG have partnered to develop a one-of-a-kind strategic leadership forum to provide high-quality, relevant content to all clinical research professionals. This inaugural forum brings together leaders from sponsors, CROs, sites and other organizations to present and discuss important innovations and global solutions to better navigate the changing landscape of clinical research and drive future success through novel collaboration and competitive differentiation.


“We’re so pleased to welcome DSP Clinical as a sponsor to this ground breaking inaugural program,” said Ken Getz, founder and owner of CenterWatch and a Research Associate Professor at Tufts University. “DSP’s participation exemplifies a spirit of innovation and a commitment to optimizing performance and to achieving clinical research excellence.”

Both DSP presentations will take place on Monday, May 20:

  • 10:15: Darlene will moderate and present with Mark Joing, Senior Director Clinical Operations at Nora Therapeutics, “Assessing and Managing Key Cost Drivers in Clinical Research.”
  • 12:15: During the luncheon Craig will present “Management Approaches and Considerations in Clinical Research.”

Darlene Panzitta has over 17 years’ experience and a national reputation for excellence in drug development in trial management and monitoring.  Last year Darlene was chosen for the PharmaVOICE 100 list of the most inspiring people in the life sciences industry. She is an expert in early to late stage drug development with a focus on local and global study management. Her therapeutic expertise includes Women’s Health and Reproductive Endocrinology (Infertility) with additional experience in Endocrinology, Pain and Urology. Darlene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Science and a Master of Science degree in Biology from Farleigh Dickinson University.

Craig Serra has over 11 years’ experience in the science and business of clinical data management, with specialization in Electronic Data Capture (EDC). Craig’s areas of therapeutic expertise include Virology, Transplant, Oncology, and Neurology. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and two graduate degrees from Fordham Graduate School of Business: a Master of Business Administration in Management and a Master of Science in Information Systems. He is a certified project management professional (PMP) and clinical data manager (CCDM) from the Society for Clinical Data Management.

About DSP Clinical

DSP Clinical is a niche full-service CRO that manages all aspects of a Phase I to IV clinical study for small to mid-size pharmaceutical, biotech and device companies, with a focus on women’s health, infertility, endocrinology, urology and pain. DSP drives top-tier success for domestic and international clients through operational excellence, experienced staff, flexibility, passionate leadership, and a unique fixed-cost billing model.  In 2012 DSP was name one of the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies in North America by the Women President’s Organization (WPO) and American Express OPEN. Visit www.dspclinical.com.

Media contact: Brenda Nashawaty, brenda@nashawaty.com, 617-688-3253

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