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Radhika Sivaramakrishna

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Radhika Sivaramakrishna, PhD, PMP, CSSBB, CCRP has over 25 years of experience having served in roles of increasing responsibility on all sides of the business (academic site, sponsor, CRO, 3rd party vendor) in project management, clinical operations, operational excellence, outsourcing and other related areas. She has significant experience in multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, immunology and rare diseases. She is PMP-certified, is an ASQ-certified black belt as well as has a CCRP certification through SOCRA.
Currently she is Senior VP, Clinical Operations and Compliance at Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative, a non-profit organization partnering with multiple drug manufacturers and academic sites to run large platform studies studying new therapies for breast cancer and other therapeutic indications. She manages multiple groups including clinical operations, monitoring, drug safety, drug management, site regulatory as well as quality. Prior to this role, she was Senior VP, Program Management, overseeing clinical trial operational aspects as well as patient advocacy for an ultrarare pediatric indication. Prior to that, she was VP, Project Delivery at Strategikon where her team ensured project management and consultative services for successful clinical trial planning, budgeting and outsourcing. She also has worked in project management and clinical operational roles at Connect Biopharma, Astex and Jazz. Prior to this she was Executive Director, Clinical Operations and Project Management at Rainier Therapeutics where she not only served as the global lead on several studies, but also led project management across all functions. Prior to Rainier Therapeutics, she was Senior Director of Clinical Outsourcing, Operational Excellence and Project Management at Dynavax where she oversaw relationships with all clinical vendors as well as led multiple infrastructure process improvement initiatives. Prior to Dynavax, she spent several years at Covance, where her most recent position was Executive Director, Alliance Management. In this role, she was responsible for overall global program and portfolio management for several pharmaceutical/biotech sponsor clients holding ultimate accountability for successful delivery of clinical trials that Covance runs for these clients.  Prior to this, at the Immune Tolerance Network, UCSF, she was Senior Director, Clinical Operations where her department oversaw 30+ clinical trials in the areas of transplantation, T1 diabetes, allergy, MS, and other autoimmune disorders.  Dr Sivaramakrishna also served on the board of SOCRA for several years and is on the project and program management faculty for SOCRA’s conferences. She was invited by UC San Diego Extended Studies to develop a course on project management in clinical trials which has been running since 2017.