Alexander Bragat
Director – NYU Langone Medical Center

Alexander Bragat currently serves as director of DataCore, an NYU Langone Health resource that provides services in clinical research data management, extraction, analysis and other areas. In this role, Mr. Bragat ensures that the NYU Langone clinical research community has access to best practices, expertise, processes and software compliant with regulatory requirements, as well as data from NYU Langone’s clinical systems (subject to appropriate regulatory controls). Prior to this position, he served as director of data management at Amicus Therapeutics for six years. He also gained extensive experience as a scientist in clinical biomarker validation, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics at Bristol-Myers Squibb for 11 years. Mr. Bragat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Fordham University. He is member of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) and voting member of the CDISC Advisory Council, as well as a member of the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM).

Carol Schaffer
Asset Lead, Inflammation and Immunology Therapeutics – Pfizer

Carol, an Asset Lead in the Inflammation and Immunology therapeutic area at Pfizer, has 25+ years of Pharma experience where she started in research as a protein biochemist and moved into the Clinical Data Management arena in 2000. She has experience in both Early and Late Phase clinical development, both in project management as well as line management. Her therapeutic areas of experience are in Cardiovascular, Metabolism, Inflammation, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Rare Diseases and Ophthalmology and she also has expertise in all aspects of outsourcing, including study and project oversight as well as global team leadership and governance. Carol holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology (specializing in Biotechnology) from William Paterson University.

Dawn Kaminski
Senior Director, Data Strategies – eClinical Solutions

Dawn has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She has worked within every level of clinical data management, from Data Coordinator to Director where she has participated in or had oversight for more than 250 clinical trials across various therapeutic areas.
During her time in the industry, she has provided consultation to organizations on clinical trial conduct, best practices in Data Management and data capture as well as developed standardized libraries and templates to support the adoption of CDISC standards. She is an active member of SCDM as a GCDMP SME, course designer and webinar presenter. She serves as a member of the CDISC-CDASH core team, Diabetes TAUG team and CDASH CFAST Expanded Leadership Team.
She currently holds the position of Senior Director, Data Strategies at eClinical Solutions, supporting business development as a Clinical Subject Matter Expert for both software and data related services.

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