At Health Science Communications New Jersey we pride ourselves on providing original thinking and delivering relevant solutions. We consider challenges from all angles and explore multiple perspectives to come up with fresh approaches to problems like decreasing emergency calls for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, encouraging Alzheimer’s disease patients and caregivers to consider clinical trial involvement, keeping a global market leader’s vast worldwide affiliate network competitively armed, and credibly communicating the newest treatment options for type 2 diabetes.
With the resources from our sister companies at the Healthcare Consultancy Group and the power of the Omnicom Group, no assignment is too big. And with our boutique approach, no assignment is too small. Regardless of scope, each client receives customized service and personalized attention. Our people love what they do. They are committed to designing a satisfying alliance with all of our clients, one that ensures that the process of achieving success is just as rewarding as the end results.
We are committed to remaining at the forefront of adult learning, translating theory into practice to create meaningful experiences for physician, allied health, and patient learners. Experiential, self-directed, and transformative learning theories shape our approaches, as does an appreciation for adult development, learning styles and preferences, and whole-brain learning.
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Delphine Dubois, MD, MBA
Delphine discovered the exciting world of scientific communication and advertising while working on the launch of Proscar for Merck in France. Following her marketing and advertising experience in Europe, she moved to the US and developed scientific communications for multiple drug launches as a medical director. Before becoming involved with medical education and advertising, Delphine was a family physician in private practice in Paris. She received her medical degree from the University of Paris, Faculté de Médecine Saint-Antoine. In addition to her medical degree, she also has a master’s degree in business with a specialty in medical marketing from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
Through her 17 years of experience, she has perfected her ability to build strategic roadmaps for new brands, linking the scientific evidence to the challenging marketplace. Delphine is a master at finding the leverage points for her clients. Whether it’s identifying how to best shape the market, mining clinical data to uncover competitive differentiation, or creating programs that will generate strong advocacy across the medical/scientific community, she zeroes in on the opportunities to best maximize a brand's advantage. She's relentless in her pursuit of smart, strategic solutions, and she lets nothing get in the way of doing what's best for her clients. More than anything, Delphine makes things happen—for her clients, for her agency, and for all who work with her.
Despite her successful career in the US, she will never give up French wine and bread, and celebration of Bastille Day.
Fariba Ghodrati, PhD
SVP, Client Services
With over 15 years of experience in the healthcare communications industry, Fariba brings a wealth of scientific and marketing acumen to her role as Senior Vice President, Client Services, at HSC-NJ. She has been involved in many aspects of the industry: from operations, to business development, to strategic account planning and implementation. She has managed both scientific and client services teams.
Fariba has broad experience in medical education (promotional and medical affairs), opinion leader engagement, strategic publications planning, and training programs across a wide range of therapeutic areas in support of prelaunch, launch and life-cycle management for many brands.
Fariba graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and received her PhD in medicinal chemistry from Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. She has authored or co-authored several articles for peer-reviewed publications, such as Drug Design and Discovery.
A CPA by training, Michael Weems has worked in the medical education and communications industry for the past 16 years. He has been with Health Science Communications New Jersey since 2003, when he joined the company as VP, Finance, and helped lead and integrate their merger with Omnicom Group and HCG. In his current position, he is responsible for overseeing the financial operations, reporting and contracting of the company. While with Health Science Communications New Jersey, Mike has been involved in strategic planning, advocacy development, competitive intelligence, publications and other medical education initiatives in support of several products.
After earning his bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, Michael worked for Coopers & Lybrand in New York City, where he was a senior accountant and financial analyst performing audit work and internal analysis. Mike left Coopers & Lybrand for Churchill/Quadrant Publications in Chatham, New Jersey, where he was promoted from controller to vice president of finance. Prior to joining Health Science Communications New Jersey, he was vice president of finance and operations at Ingenix Medical Education in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Senior Vice President
For over 13 years Tara has been cultivating strategic partnerships with clients in multiple therapeutic categories, advising them on brand strategy, advocacy development, and medical communications. Tara has been intimately involved with multiple blockbuster products. From pipeline to practice, she supports clients with products in development, assisting in competitive landscape assessments, and determining potential intelligent trial designs. Her special areas of expertise include oncology, Alzheimer’s disease, immunologic disorders, surgery, and cardiovascular disease and interventions. Tara’s educational accomplishments include a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Richmond in Virginia and a master of arts degree from New York University.
In her free time Tara is a passionate advocate for women and children, both locally as part of the New York State Public Affairs Committee of the Junior League, and as a member of People Helping People Disaster Relief, a group that builds schools and medical facilities in Ecuador.