May 2, 2012 ·
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By Brian Castle and Kristen Smithwick
At Thought Leader Select, we have the privilege of working with a group of people who are always mindful of our company’s place in the big world of healthcare. We view our mission as a simple one, and that is to go about our work in ways that will always ultimately promote better patient care and public health outcomes.
We collaborate, through a strategic approach, with a variety of partner companies in the healthcare space—companies developing and commercializing pharmaceuticals, biotech treatments, medical devices, and diagnostics—as well as thousands of thought leaders, key advisors, and medical centers of excellence across more than 18 therapeutic areas covering over 50 diseases and conditions that affect millions of people around the world.
This week, we are proud to launch a new expression of our company’s mission and what we see as our responsibility to our partners across healthcare and the patients we all serve. We are proud of our team’s heritage in multiple areas of healthcare—our people have led industry teams working in brand and product commercialization, predictive medicine, and strategic planning, and they have also performed critical research work and delivered clinical care to patients alongside leading physicians in many of the top medical centers on multiple continents.
On our new Our Mission and Responsibility page, you’ll see a ... read more »
October 28, 2011 ·
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Thought Leader Select is pleased to announce a pair of projects in support of a top 10 global biopharmaceutical company as it seeks to develop a portfolio of medicines in women’s health.
For the assessments, Thought Leader Select will study key opinion leaders and medical centers of excellence in the treatment of cancers affecting the gynecological health of women, specifically ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and uterine cancer. In the first assessment, the company will identify and profile Canadian oncologists with vast expertise in research and treatment of these cancers affecting women. In the second assessment, Thought Leader Select will identify and profile Canadian medical centers with specialized infrastructures for research and treatment in these disease areas.
“We are very proud to begin this critical work supporting pharmaceutical development in the area of women’s health,” stated Neil Mellor, Thought Leader Select’s global business development consultant. “This client is an established leader in developing medicines for the treatment of various forms of cancer, and we appreciate the opportunity to help them partner with the right key opinion leaders and centers of excellence in women’s health and oncology, to ultimately help patients suffering from these cancers.”
March 23, 2011 ·
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March 23, 2011 (CHAPEL HILL, NC)—Thought Leader Select, a research and consulting firm focused on healthcare and the biopharmaceutical industry, has initiated its most comprehensive package of research assessments in support of a new dermatology medication for a global pharmaceutical company.
The Research Triangle, NC-based firm packaged together a host of its competitive services for assessing the skills and experiences of the medical community. These company’s research and advisory services will provide a foundation for collaborations in support of a new treatment for pre-cancerous skin growths and other dermatological conditions. In one comprehensive project, Thought Leader Select will deliver assessments of more than 65 core physician thought leaders and emerging key opinion leaders in the allied health professions (including nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners), and medical centers of excellence in dermatology. In addition, Thought Leader Select will also assess and engage experts in market access and reimbursement. The firm will deliver its findings through its proprietary database, Thought Leader Index, and will also support medical, clinical, and brand teams with both technology and advisory services.
“We are very excited to be helping a new client in so many ways,” stated Neil Mellor, business development consultant at Thought Leader Select. “This is the most comprehensive project we’ve ever done at Thought Leader Select—it’s showing our ability to really customize to meet the ... read more »
March 16, 2011 ·
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March 16, 2011 (CHAPEL HILL, NC)—Research Triangle, NC research and consulting firm Thought Leader Select has initiated a new assessment of medical experts in the field of oncology for the biopharmaceutical industry.
A Canadian subsidiary of a top 10 global biopharmaceutical company has hired the firm to study the skills and experiences of 40 key opinion leaders in the treatment of lung cancer. Thought Leader Select is offering the client company an objective, systematic foundational approach to selecting physicians and other health care professionals within the Canadian care environment to assist the company during its stretch-run of activities in support of the new cancer treatment’s development.
The selected key opinion leaders in Canadian oncology circles will provide a variety of services to the company, including advisory board participation, conducting clinical studies, and offering one-on-one consultations with the company’s scientific and medical teams. Thought Leader Select’s methodology, while compliant with Office of Inspector General guidelines in the United States, is also compliant with Canadian regulations such as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
“We have been privileged to work with this company on multiple projects in several therapeutic areas, to ensure that its new product teams are positioned for success by working with the right thought leaders for the right reasons,” stated Neil Mellor, Thought Leader Select’s business development consultant. “This ... read more »
August 18, 2010 ·
Lynda Scott joined Thought Leader Select as a research manager in the spring of 2010, after serving the company for three years as a researcher. A native of South Africa, Lynda brings a global perspective into the world of medicine, specializing in leading the company’s research on medical centers of excellence all over the world.
Lynda is no stranger to centers of excellence, having worked in clinical departments in radiotherapy and nuclear medicine in some of South Africa’s premier teaching hospitals and clinics. She holds a master of health science in medical radiation sciences from the University of Sydney (Australia).
Lynda has published research findings in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, as well as presenting her research at Duke University Medical Center.
The Thought Leader Select Blog sat down with Lynda to discuss her industry experience and her professional contribution to Thought Leader Select.
TLS Blog: Good afternoon, Lynda. Why did you join Thought Leader Select?
Lynda Scott: I’ve been involved in medical research, in both a large hospital setting and private practice, and many of my patients were involved in clinical trials. When an opportunity at Thought Leader Select came along, I wanted to remain in the medical field and still really make a difference in the lives of patients. I loved that I could achieve both of ... read more »