June Webinar Wednesday – 2022

  • Welcome and Board Update
  • US Connect 2023: Registration and Call for Papers Opening Soon! – Michael Rimler, US Connect Chair
  • What Our PHUSE Supporters Say – Jesper Zeth, PHUSE Community Director
  • Safety Analytics Working Group: Just Say No to Data Listings! – Nancy Brucken and Mercidita Navarro, PHUSE Working Group Project Leads 
Michael Rimler
Michael Rimler
PHUSE US Connect Chair

Michael currently serves as the Head of Technical Excellence and Innovation at GSK. He has over 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, providing technical and analytical support to programming teams. Prior to joining GSK, Michael worked for a number of CROs and, in a previous life, served on the faculty of Xavier University as an Assistant Professor of Economics.

In his role as Head of TechEx, Michael leads a passionate and progressively thinking team in search of solutions which ease pain points of conventional clinical reporting workflows. This includes opportunities to capitalize on open source solutions built with R or python, discovering ways to leverage metadata to increase quality and efficiency of production flows, and reimagining how we interact with our data through linked data models.

Externally, Michael is the co-lead of a PHUSE working group on multilingual clinical reporting and Chair of the 2023 PHUSE US Connect.

Jesper Zeth
Jesper Zeth
PHUSE Community Director
Novo Nordisk

Jesper Zeth is a Principal Statistical Programmer at Novo Nordisk A/S, and holds a MSc in economics from Aalborg University. He has been working with SAS® software for more than 20 years within various industries spanning from Consulting, over Banking, to Healthcare. For the past 5 years he has been applying his SAS® programming in the Pharma industry, and he has a special interest in ways to standardise code and generic programming.

Nancy Brucken
Nancy Brucken
Standards Engineer
Clinical Solutions Group, IQVIA

Nancy has been a statistical programmer in the pharma industry for 30 years, and is currently a Senior Standards Engineer at IQVIA. A graduate of Marietta College, she is a devoted Ohio State fan even though holding an M.S. in Statistics from that school up north.

Mercidita Navarro
Mercidita Navarro
People & Product Leader
Roche and Genentech

Mercy has been with the Roche group since 1994, and has over 26 years of experience as a statistician in the healthcare industry. She is currently a People & Product Leader in Data Standards & Governance at Roche and Genentech. She holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.