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Expert in Scientific Fraud; the Organization and Management of Business Operations

Expert ID: 724036 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert has established a clear record of finding key management and organization problems in manufacturing, hospital operations and the research and development of DNA diagnostics.

Since 1976, the expert has uncovered and addressed significant organization problems in small and large
companies, academic medical centers and multinational companies.

Expert has superb academic and industry references throughout U.S.

Consultant prepared a 70-page government report that identified key problems for a Rx company. This formal report summarized the critical steps needed to be taken by the company's executives for the enterprise to continue. The organization and management issues required senior members to address serious problems by strict deadlines.Consultant was brought in to identify the overall operations of a troubled manufacturing business that was losing skilled employees to a competitor. A formal questionnaire was prepared and 40 employees were interviewed in an effort to discover organization and management issues. This project was extended from 3 days to 12 as senior management decided to turn their company operations around through a series of town hall meetings where they addressed their management shortcomings, errors and mistakes.Consultant was brought in to company whose operations had been plagued by technical problems. In developing an appropriate approach to take regarding laboratory issues, the consultant found that the Chief Scientific Officer of the company was misleading management on specific lab tests. Consultant visited labs, conducted tests and performed inquiries of lab personnel that soon revealed duplicity and falsification of certain serological assay parameters by the Chief Scientific Officer.Consultant was brought in to develop a new laboratory for DNA tests. Within one year of this assignment, the lab was on line and soon developed a notable track record with more than $1 million in revenues.
Consultant found a key flaw in a DNA test that required another client to completely revamp an FDA application scheduled for submission.Consultant identified a key problem at the Harvard Medical School for a multinational company. Operations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had to then be completely re-organized when the consultant contacted the Ombudsman about a specific problem that was brought to his attention. Nation-wide marketing for this same company was re-organized when the scientific expertise of leadership came into question by the consultant.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: B.Sc. Subject: Biology Institution: Belmont Abbey College
Year: 1979 Degree: Certificate Subject: Virology Institution: Institute for Medical Research

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Qatar Science and Technology Park Title: Mentor/Consultant Department: Technology Transfer Responsibilities: Advise CEO and Founder on key clinical evaluation of new product development. Assist in corporate communications and provide guidance, direction and overall management expertise on technical issues to a U.K. start-up pharmaceutical company in respiratory medicine.

Editor of Small Business Innovation Research Grant proposal.

Proposal development manager for a private cardiovascular managed care company that aims to reduce emergency room interventions and hospitalizations.

Provide in-depth evaluation of new product opportunities in pharmacogenetics.

Years: 1997 to 2007 Employer: Merck & Company Title: Medical Science Liaison/Senior Respiratory Specialist Department: United States Human Health Responsibilities: Pharmacogenetics approach to respiratory medicine
Respiratory Market Development
Clinical Trial Site for Merck Research Laboratory
Leukotriene Biology, Drug Launch and Sales
Ombudsman Investigation
Years: 1990 to 1997 Employer: Penn, Priestley & Franklin Title: Biotechnology Consultant Department: Consulting Responsibilities: Planning and Staffing, Directing and Controlling overall Business and R&D Operations
New Product Development and Evaluations
Years: 1992 to 1995 Employer: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Title: Laboratory Manager Department: Microbiology-Obstetrics Responsibilities: Research Laboratory Manager for National Institute of Health Grant Proposal Development; World Health Organization Grant Manager; Polymerase Chain Reaction Laboratory Manager
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Title: Laboratory Supervisor Department: Pathology Responsibilities: PCR Laboratory Construction, PCR Lab Supervisor, Capital and Operating Budget Preparation
Years: 1981 to 1990 Employer: UPMC Title: Research Assistant Department: Medicine Responsibilities: Virus production and serology along with ELISA for influenza and rhinovirus clinical trials, vaccine trials and in vitro hamster studies of influenza.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1975 to 1975 Agency: Oak Ridge Associated Universities Role: Undergraduate Research Fellow Description: Epidemiology of Schistosoma mansoni and Fasciola hepatica throughout San Juan, Puerto Rico

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to 1994 Country / Region: Geneva, Switzerland Summary: World Health Organization: Represented University of Pittsburgh for Diagnostics Development; Principal Investigator on World Health Organization Grant Proposals for STDs
Years: 2008 to 2009 Country / Region: Qatar/Middle East Summary: Consultant worked for the Qatar Science and Technology Park along with faculty from Carnegie Mellon University and Allegheny General Hospital.

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
1997-2006 Numerous Awards of Excellence;
2004 Vice President Premier Award;
2004 National Travel Award;
2005 Vice President Premier Award;
2005 National Travel Award.
Publications and Patents Summary
Several publications available at the National Library of Medicine.

Fields of Expertise

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