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SoMCC Event


  Industry Insights: Clinical Development
Date:   Thursday, February 2, 2006
Time:   5:00-7:00 PM. Program: 5:00-6:30; Refreshments: 6:30-7:00
Location:   M-106 Classroom (In the Dean's Courtyard of the Medical School)
Sponsor:   SoMCC, Stanford Health Care Club & Genentech
Event details:  


Overview:  The drug development pipeline at Genentech is large and expanding, and the process of selecting compounds and candidates to advance through clinical trials requires careful scientific analysis and strategic business evaluation. Consideration of downstream clinical activities within clinical stages can help scientists to add even greater value through their research, and Genentech has emerged as a leader among biotech companies in aligning research activities with future commercial, regulatory, and reimbursement realities.

This seminar offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into the inner workings of this company, renowned globally for its ability to operate successfully at the point where business and science converge, and to hear directly from a medical science researcher who is one of Genentech’s senior executives.

About the Speaker:  Hal Barron leads Genentech’s newly formed Development organization, created as a combination of the company’s Medical Affairs and Development Sciences departments, where he is responsible for pre-clinical, clinical and post-approval activities. Barron joined Genentech as a scientist and has held positions as Associate Director of Cardiovascular Research, Senior Director of Specialty BioTherapeutics, and Vice President for Medical Affairs, (including all aspects of conducting/reporting Phase I-IV clinical trials, drug safety and pharmacovigilance; managing outcomes research and epidemiology; and overseeing product support such as medical communications and drug registries.)

Barron holds academic positions at UCSF including Assistant Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, and has published more than 70 papers in scientific journals. He holds a BS in Physics from Washington University and the MD from Yale University.


Fee:   Free
Additional information and/or registration:   RSVP required. Send email to
Map:   School of Medicine, M-106 Classroom (The courtyard is indicated by the letter "M.")

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