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Michelle Mynderse

Senior Medical Writer
PRA Health Sciences

Type of Company:
Contract Research Organization
Professional Degrees: PhD
CMPP Certified: (9/2018)

Bio: Michelle Mynderse earned her PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University. She has over 7 years of industry experience as a medical writer. She has been with inVentiv Health Clinical since 2012 and currently works as a Principal Medical Writer and manages a global team of medical writers supporting Oncology publications for a large, international pharmaceutical company.

Marika Ogasawara

Commercial Manager
CMC, McCann MDS Inc.

Type of Company:
Communications Agency
Professional Degrees: BA/BS
CMPP Certified: (9/2015)

Bio: Marika started her career in healthcare as a medical representative for a global pharmaceutical company and was responsible for communicating with area leaders in west Japan. Her skill in medical communication was further developed at information and news provider specialized in physician communication. Her experience in sales and promotion of ethical medicines projects covered diverse therapy area including cardiology, gastroenterology, respiratory, and CNS before joining McCann. Marika¿s turning point came after joining McCann, when she was appointed as one of the funding member of McCann Complete Medical, a division of MDS-CMG. Inc., a network company of McCann. She worked on medical affair support activities including publication, which she became certified in 2015 by the International Society of Medical Publication Professionals, as the fifth certificate holder in Japan. Her strategic and tactical support in communication and publication has been proven by a New England Journal of Medicine publication funded by a Japanese pharmaceutical company, in which she was acknowledged as a publication manager. As much as she is known as an excellent researcher and project manager, providing literature search, and management service, she is capable of providing insight creating and situation analyzing support for pharmaceutical professionals, which quality is now valued by various clients both global and Japanese.