(Newswire Today) Wayne, PA, United States, 2009-07-21
- Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of breakthrough software and services to the life sciences industry, announced the appointment of Jeffrey Davidson, Ph.D. to the position of senior director, Clinical Statistics.
CEO & Chairman Jim Walker of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of breakthrough software and services to the life sciences industry, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Davidson, Ph.D. to the position of senior director, Clinical Statistics. In this new position, Dr. Davidson will oversee all statistical activities and staff, as well as provide strategic direction and leadership for all statistical functions.
Dr. Davidson comes to Octagon with extensive experience in statistics and biometrics, totaling over 20 years in industry. Prior to joining Octagon, he worked as senior vice president, Statistical Consulting at a global Contract Research Organization (CRO). There, Dr. Davidson developed and led the business unit responsible for providing statistical consultancy to clients in the life sciences industry. In his previous position at this company, he served as senior vice president, Biometrics, where he directed all Biometrics and Medical Writing. During his career, Dr. Davidson also served as vice president, Global Biometrics at Shire Development, Inc.
Dr. Davidson's additionally led statistical efforts at Purdue Pharma, led Medical Affairs Statistics at Hoffmann La Roche, and held a leadership role at Knoll. He further served as Therapeutic Area Statistical Lead at Wyeth.
"Dr. Davidson's extensive experience in the industry will be an asset to Octagon," commented Matt Stroschien, vice president, Operations, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. "We're looking forward to the positive and innovative impact he will have on Octagon's Clinical Statistics initiatives."
"Octagon's forward-thinking approach and motivated team is what distinguishes the company as a global industry leader," noted Dr. Davidson. "I am proud for the opportunity to lead such a talented team of Clinical Statistics professionals, and feel privileged to be a part of an organization that continues to be innovative in its approach to the clinical data lifecycle as well as the entire drug development process."
Dr. Davidson received his undergraduate degrees in Psychology (B.A) and Rehabilitation Education (B.S.) from Penn State. His post-graduate degrees include Special Education (M.Ed.) from the College of New Jersey and METER (Measurements, Evaluations, and Techniques of Experimental Research) (Ph.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania.
About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Octagon (octagonresearch.com) is a pioneer and leading provider of breakthrough software and services to the life sciences industry. Octagon's eCTD and CDISC solutions provide the people, process and technology required to optimize drug development from data collection to submission. Our regulatory, clinical, process and software offerings provide a unique combination of deep domain knowledge, cross-functional electronic submission expertise, a holistic process approach, and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in Harrow, UK. Octagon's EDC Operations are located in Mountain View, CA