Heather Abourjaily
Heather Abourjaily

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Heather Abourjaily
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Dr. Abourjaily is an experienced Scientific Communications leader with over 15 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in the biopharmaceutical industry. Her global scientific communication role encompasses Strategic Scientific Communications, Publications, Health Literacy and Digital Media for communications. During her time in this role, she has worked to integrate these functions to ensure a clear, consistent and modern approach to scientific communications with a focus on multi-media and field empowerment. In her leadership roles at Biogen, Dr. Abourjaily has overseen the scientific communication strategy for multiple Phase 2 and 3 read-outs, the launches of TECFIDERA (dimethyl fumarate), PLEGRIDY (pegylated interferon beta-1a) and ZINBRYTA (daclizumab) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and SPINRAZA (nusinersin) for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy we well as multiple regulatory and safety scientific communications. Dr. Abourjaily is an innovative problem solver who is often recruited to participate in optimizing critical scientific and business initiatives for the worldwide medical organization. While at her current company, she launched several transformational systems and platforms for the worldwide medical organization including Veeva Vault Med Comm, BigTinCan, a custom strategic communication platform and a custom scientific congress application. Dr. Abourjaily¿s ability to lead with innovation and creativity led to the transformation of medical congress strategy and deliverables to be first and best in class throughout the industry. She also drove the innovation of using AR, video and podcasts in various medical settings. Dr. Abourjaily also has experience as an MSL and MSL regional director at two mid-size pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Abourjaily started her career at Tufts Medical Center as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in cardiology and earned her Bachelors of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island.

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Sr. Director Global Medical Communications
Global Medical Affairs
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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