Chief Medical Officer Summit Speakers
Ken Getz, MBA
Director of Sponsored Research
Kenneth A. Getz is the Director of Sponsored Research Programs and an Associate Professor at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development where he studies R&D management practices; pharmaceutical and biotechnology company operating models; and global investigative site, outsourcing, and study volunteer practices, trends and policies. Ken is also the chairman of CISCRP – a nonprofit organization that he founded to educate and raise public awareness of the clinical research enterprise — and the founder and owner of CenterWatch, a leading publisher in the clinical trials industry.
A well-known speaker at conferences, symposia, universities and corporations, Ken has published extensively in peer-review journals, the trade press, and books. He holds a number of board appointments in the private and public sectors, is on the editorial boards of Contemporary Clinical Trials, Research Practitioner, the Drug Information Journal, Pharmaceutical Medicine and writes a column for Applied Clinical Trials that was a 2010 Neal Award finalist.
Ken received an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Brandeis University. Prior to founding CenterWatch, Ken worked for over seven years in management consulting where he assisted biopharmaceutical companies develop and implement business strategies to improve clinical development performance.