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Tuesday, June 21 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
#273: IMPALA (IntercoMPany quALity Analytics) Industry Group: Data Science Development and Other Collaboration Updates

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-22-586-L04-P ; CME 1.00; RN 1.00

This forum will cover data science models that have been shared across companies, learnings from the testing and deployment of those models across companies, and prompt discussion on how further collaborative efforts could accelerate data-driven Q&C.

Learning Objectives

Discuss examples of R&D quality data science models that are developed and shared across companies; Discuss other sharing opportunities including Health Authority engagement, how to expand the collaborative efforts in order to drive data and digital transformation of R&D quality; Discuss potential to further advance risk-based and data-driven collaborative approaches.


Robert Studt


Jennifer Emerson, PhD, MPH, RN, PMP

Michael Torok, PhD

Ronojit Adyanthaya, MS

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Ronojit Adyanthaya

Senior Director, QA Analytics and Insights, Merck & Co., Inc., United States
Senior Director, Analytics & Insights for Merck Research Labs (MRL) Quality Assurance group. Responsible for leading Analytics, and Data Science initiatives for QA business. Prior to joining Merck, he worked for various pharmaceutical and medical device companies within the Quality... Read More →
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Jennifer Emerson

Head Quality Analytics & Risk Management, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Clinical research professional with 20 years' experience in Quality Management, Project Management, Monitoring & Pharmacovigilance. PhD in Public Health - Epidemiology, Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified, ISO 9001:2015 certified Auditor. Current role: Head of Quality... Read More →
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Robert Studt

Head of Quality Analytics, BioResearch Quality and Compliance, Johnson & Johnson, United States
Rob is currently the head of Quality Analytics in Johnson & Johnson's BioResearch Quality & Compliance. He began his career as a drug discovery chemist, and has worked in leadership roles in Drug Discovery, R&D IT, and Quality & Compliance. Current interests are in applications of... Read More →
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Michael Torok

Senior Director, Clinical Quality Assurance, Astellas, United States
Michael Torok, Ph.D. is a Senior Director in Clinical Quality Assurance at Astellas. He currently leads Astellas’ CQA Process Improvement, Operational Excellence, and Audit Center of Excellence groups. He is passionate about leveraging quality analytics to enhance risk and issue... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2022 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Room 470 B McCormick Place 2301 South Indiana Avenue Gate 40 Chicago, IL 60616
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