Oct 20, 2022 | 2 min read

Reimagining Clinical Research with Katherine Vandebelt

By: Patrick Emmons

Reimagining Clinical Research with Katherine Vandebelt

A fresh spotlight is on clinical research on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Katherine Vandebelt, Global Vice President of Innovation at Oracle, shares how she is innovating clinical research participation through inclusive, accessible, and human-centered practices.

In this episode, Katherine highlights the challenges of recruitment and retention of clinical research participants. She reflects on the stress that arrives alongside health conditions, diagnoses, and deciding a treatment path. Katherine shares her people-oriented approach to innovation and acknowledges our aversion to change.

  • (01:22) – Global VP of Innovation at Oracle
  • (03:30) – Getting to know patients
  • (05:28) – The impact of Bill C-22
  • (08:50) – Reflecting the actual population
  • (11:57) – Health advocates and connection
  • (15:04) – Communication and knowledge-building
  • (20:36) – Deciding focus areas of innovation
  • (24:32) – Thinking about “when”
  • (29:34) – Addressing change

About Our Guest

Katherine Vandebelt is the Global Vice President of Innovation at Oracle. Katherine’s niche is in pharmaceutical clinical development and transforming organizations to meet aggressive financial and operational goals. She is also the host of The Latest Dose podcast. Katherine earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacology and physiology at the University of Toronto.

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About Patrick Emmons

If you can’t appreciate a good sports analogy, movie quote, or military reference, you may not want to work with him, but if you value honesty, integrity, and commitment to improvement, Patrick can certainly help take your business or your career to the next level. “Good enough,” is simply not in his vernacular. Pat’s passion is for relentlessly pushing himself and others to achieve full potential. Patrick Emmons is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Patrick co-founded Adage Technologies in 2001 and in 2015, founded DragonSpears as a spin-off dedicated to developing custom applications that improve speed, compliance and scalability of clients’ internal and customer-facing workflow processes. When he is not learning about new technology, running a better business, or becoming a stronger leader, he can be found coaching his kids’ (FIVE of them) baseball and lacrosse teams and praising his ever-so-patient wife for all her support.

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