NEW YORK, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device sectors, today announced the winners of its 4th Annual ELITE Awards. The ELITE (Exceptional • Leaders • Innovators • Transformers • Entrepreneurs) represent the most influential people in the healthcare industry today.
Out of more than 500 submissions, 100 winners were selected across 17 categories. Nominees were evaluated based on their accomplishments; testimonials from their bosses, clients, and colleagues; and supporting evidence that reflects the impact of their efforts. Ultimately, the ELITE 100 represent a group of individuals and marketing teams who have made a significant impact to the healthcare industry throughout their careers.
"We established our ELITE Awards four years ago to highlight both the people who have made lasting changes to this industry as well as recognize some of the rising stars who have already accomplished a lot," says Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360. "This year's mix of winners continues in that tradition and we are thrilled to not only honor them, but to see what exciting achievements they come up with next."
PM360 also selects one person as the "Uber ELITE," or the individual among the nominees who best personifies the criteria of a PM360 ELITE. This year that honor goes to Anita Goel, MD, PhD, Founder and CEO, Nanobiosym Diagnostics. Dr. Goel's company is developing handheld diagnostic machines to identify HIV, Ebola, and a range of serious diseases in minutes. Her work represents the convergence of physics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine, and she is currently working to put Nanobiosym's innovative system, Gene-RADAR, into use in some of the world's poorest countries and depressed areas of developed countries, bringing healthcare access to more than four billion people around the globe.
The winners will also be honored at a celebratory cocktail and networking event on July 10th at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at Manhattan's posh rooftop bar 230 FIFTH. The Uber ELITE recipient, Dr. Goel, will serve as the event's keynote speaker. Tickets are available for purchase at www.pm360online.com/elitetickets.
Jason Sankey, Technology Director Innovation, GSW, a Syneos Health company
Transformational Leaders Rachel Berman, RD, General Manager, Verywell
Patricia Brown, Executive Director of Marketing, Merck & Co., Inc.
Faruk Capan, Founder and CEO, Intouch Solutions
John Ciccio, President, Skipta
Herm Cukier, CEO, BioDelivery Sciences
Joe DePinto, President, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions
Jacki Dioguardi, Vice President of U.S. Commercial Business Technology Solutions, AbbVie
Jeffrey D. Erb, President, Healix
Lea Farstveet, Director, Marketing, Pfizer Inc.
Ken Freirich, President, Health Monitor Network
Rachel Loui, Head of Strategy, Business Development, and Customer Insights at Innolab Digital Health Venture Fund & Incubator and Founder of Hacking Fears
Sean Maenpaa, Director, Early Commercial Strategy, Novartis Oncology
Jennifer Mason, MPH, SVP, H.E.L.P (Health Education, Learning and Patient Support), Snow Companies
Linda Matthews, President, BioCare, Inc.
Jessica McCarthy, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, Singulex, Inc.
Jay Newman, Head of U.S. Market Access, Spark Therapeutics
Doug Noland, Head, Patient Experience, Astellas US
Kevin S. Paris, Director, Marketing Operations - SCRIPTs Department, Merck
Dan Renick, President, Precision Value & Health
Michele Schimmel, Director of Healthcare, Marina Maher Communications, RXMOSAIC
Lee Termini, President, U.S. Market Access & Reimbursement, ICON Access, Commercialisation & Communications
Michael J. Valenta, Executive Director, Oncology Organized Customer Marketing, Access and Reimbursement (OCAR), Merck & Co., Inc.
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