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Global Health Initiative

Envisioned by Cognigen Corporation, a Simulations Plus (Nasdaq:SLP) company, in 2003, the Pharma of the FutureSM (PoF) program was conceived as a research and training initiative to design and implement the workflows and computer systems required to support modeling and simulation (M&S) activities.

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The Worst Job In Pharma

Being the Team Leader of an R&D team might not be down at the level of some of the jobs on Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs on TV’s Discovery Channel, but I nominate it as the worst job in Pharma.

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The pluses and minuses of groupthink

Susan Cain recently wrote about the advantages and limitations of team work versus going it alone in the New York Times Sunday Review.

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Impressions of Monet.

I recently had the occasion to visit the Monet exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. Several things about this exhibit blew me away.

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Kerfuffle! (pt 2)

Chapter 2 of 3. Need to catch up? Read the previous post in the series.

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History of Pharma of the Future

Pharmacometric modeling and simulation has moved from its infancy as a novel way of approaching the analysis of clinical pharmacokinetic data to become an invaluable tool in pharmaceutical and biotechnology research and development.

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Excellence Is a Team Sport

Scientific excellence–asking the right question, then designing and conducting a valid study that answers that question and influences future research–is widely accepted as a benchmark for success in research. However, excellence of a more complicated sort is required in Pharma research. For example, excellence in pharmacometric modeling and simulation has to encompass 3 types of excellence: strategic, operational, and technical.

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Thinking about thinking.

In a podcast called Thinking About Thinking, three eminent scientists discuss the ways humans think. All three have interesting and useful insights. I recommend this podcast to anyone responsible for managing Pharma R&D teams or for anyone looking for new ways to improve team performance, especially in knowledge-intensive research efforts.

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Learning to be an architect of ideas.

I have long been addicted to The New York Times Book Review. It is not that I am a writer groupie as much as I find it fascinating to read about how a book came about.

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Kerfuffle! (pt 3)

Chapter 3 of 3. Need to catch up? Read Part 1 and Part 2 of the series.

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