Loretta Cipkus Dubray has 31 years experience in the pharmaceutical arena. Loretta began her career in research, at Case Western Reserve University Medical School, Department of Pharmacology. Her 13 year research experience encompassed cardiovascular drugs, diuretics, anti-obesity, growth hormone mimetic, and K+ channel drugs in the fields of pharmacology and cell and molecular biology. Her research has been published and has been presented at many national/ international meetings. The past 26 years have been spent working in the area of Clinical Supplies. Starting out as a Clinical Supplies coordinator, she gained much experience with international studies, learning much about multi-country labeling and imports/exports of drug product and their respective comparators. Additionally, has expertise with collaborative in-licensing ventures and was Group Lead for the Materials Management Group; overseeing the functions of procurement, receiving, dispensing, warehousing, distribution, and destruction of drugs. Most recently, she was the Outsourcing Liaison and Global Lead for Michigan at Pfizer. Here she participated in outsourcing many programs to US/EU vendors. She participated in global SOP harmonization initiatives and training and also participated in the Global Quarterly Vendor Reviews. As Program Director for the Lilly Grant Office at Alta Resources, under her leadership, the Lilly Grant Office was awarded Global Vendor of the Year, August 2006. In this capacity, she oversaw this proactive program which was developed with Lilly processing CME and other grants to be compliant with OIG guidelines which separates educational support and product promotion. In 2007, Loretta trained in Six Sigma with the Jurand Institute and worked on a Green Belt Project, leading a cost reduction project. Currently, as President and CEO of Global Clinical Connections, a consulting and clinical supplies coordination firm for small, medium, and large biotech and pharma companies, the group oversees drug product mfg->packaging->labeling->distribution of Phase I-IV clinical supplies and brings her experience into the forefront. They have participated as SME for Section 6 of the TMF Reference Model. Loretta has a BS in Biology/Chemistry, MS Biology from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, she has a real estate license and teaching certificate for Gr 7-12 Biology, chemistry, Spanish and is national/internationally certified to teach water aerobics. She was a Girl Scout Leader for 2 troops (12 girls each) of seniors(11th graders) and ambassadors (college grads). She has a Certification in Executive Leadership and Management through the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business. She also volunteers at various Portage Public School functions, the YMCA, and St Catherine of Siena Church. She is currently affiliated with PEAK (Professional Executive Association of Kalamazoo), Global Clinical Supplies Group, Aquatic Exercise Association, Hospitality House, YMCA/YWCA. She was awarded the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award in 2009.Makers in 2013, and the Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Business Designation in 2015. In 2021, Loretta was awarded Top 20 Business Women in Southwest Michigan.
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