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Gary Burd

SVP, Global Medical Director

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, MA, PhD
CMPP Certified: (3/2017)

Bio: Gary has 13 years of medical communications and scientific publishing experience. He joined McCann Complete Medical in 2006, and is now SVP, Global Medical Director for Caudex, based in their New York office. Gary has led communication planning and publication planning activities in several therapy areas and has collaborated with teams in many European and US pharmaceutical companies, including Bayer Schering, Roche, Lundbeck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Boehringer Ingelheim, GSK, AstraZeneca, BMS, Merck Serono, EMD Serono, Pfizer, and, more recently, Japanese pharmaceutical companies Chugai and Mitsubishi Tanabe. Prior to his medical communications career he gained valuable editorial experience in journal publishing with Portland Press. Gary obtained his PhD from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London working on a monoclonal antibody therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus.

Jake Burrell

Operations Director
Rude Health Consulting

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS, PhD
CMPP Certified: 3/2015

Bio: Jake Burrell, PhD, ISMPP CMPP, was awarded his PhD in oncology from the Institute of Cancer Research in London. He began his career in medical communications in London, where he worked with a range of top-20 pharma companies across a range of therapy areas including oncology, virology and hematology. He speaks fluent Chinese and has worked in Shanghai for over 5 years, where he is currently the Operations Director of Rude Health Consulting. Jake is an ISMPP Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) and is co-chair of ISMPP's Asia-Pacific Education Taskforce.