Communities (formerly SIACs) are just one of many member benefits that DIA offers. Each Community provides a discipline-specific, global network where members can share common experiences and knowledge and connect with others in their particular field.
Community Role in DIA. Communities provide a forum for volunteers to network and exchange information. Communities also assist DIA in identifying professional development needs in particular interest areas and in providing information to members in career and professional development, to meet those needs.
Community Leadership. Communities have a chairperson or co-chairpersons who take responsibility for the overall activities of the Community. A core committee facilitates the work of each Community.
DIA ConneX. Community members automatically gain access to DIA ConneX, a trusted, interactive, web-based network that links DIA’s 18,000-member global community.
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Chairperson: Ms. Barbara Leishman, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Biotechnology & Innovative Preclinical Sciences
Chairperson: Joy Cavagnaro, Access BIO
Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls/Quality System
Chairperson: Georges France, Novartis Consumer Health S.A.
Clinical Data Management
Chairperson: Kristin Neff, TARIS Biomedical, Inc.
Chairperson: Royce Morrison, Quorum Review, Inc.
Chairperson: Susan Nunchuck, Actelion Clinical Research
Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance
Chairperson: Michael Bui, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Clinical Trial Disclosure
Chairperson: Robert Paarlberg, Paarlberg & Associates LLC
Devices & Diagnostics
Chairperson: Shayesteh Fuerst-Ladani, SFL Regulatory Affairs and Scientific Communication
Document and Records Management
Chairperson: Lisa Mulcahy, Mulcahy Consulting, LLC
Chairperson: Munish Mehra, Global Alliance of Indian Biomedical Professionals
Electronic Regulatory Submissions
Chairperson: Yasmin de Faria Krim, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Evidence Based Medicine
Good Clinical Practices & Quality Assurance
Chairperson: Leslie Sam, Eli Lilly and Company
Chairperson: Pamela Campbell, EMC Corporation
Investigator & Investigative Sites
Chairperson: Ana Marquez, Marquez Clinical Site Partners, LLC
Marketing & Sales
Chairperson: Stacey Fung, Genentech, Inc.
Medical Science Liaison
Chairperson: Rebecca Vermeulen, Genentech
Chairperson: David Clemow, Eli Lilly and Company
Natural Health Products
Chairperson: Pradip Paul, Strategic Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Consultant
Patient Engagement Community
Chairperson: Marcia K. Horn, International Cancer Advocacy Network
Chairperson: Gesine Bejeuhr, vfa Research-based Pharmaceutical Companies
Professional Education, Training, & Development
Chairperson: Daniel Mudgett, Medidata Solutions Worldwide
Chairperson: John Sun, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Quality Risk Management
Chairperson: Peter Schiemann, Widler & Schiemann Ltd
Chairperson: Sarah Powell, Liquent, Inc.
Chairperson: Joan Buenconsejo, FDA
Chairperson: Keith Wenzel, Perceptive Informatics
Chairperson: Aamir Shahzad, European Society For Translational Medicine (EUSTM)
Chairperson: Richard Chamberlain, Executive Consultant Services