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Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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"Preclinical and Clinical Research in a CRO Setting"
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UCLA TDG Lunch-N-Learn Seminar Series

for UCLA Faculty & Postdoc Entrepreneurs


Date:  May  04, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: CNSI at UCLA - 5th Floor Presentation Room

Topic:  "Preclinical and Clinical Research in a CRO Setting" 

Speaker(s): Brian Diethorn, PMI and Rebecca McMillian, INC Research


-Speaker Bios-

Brian Diethorn - Brian Diethorn is the Chief Operating Officer of PMI, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. He also currently serves as the President of the Board for NCB-AALAS.

Brian began his career in the biomedical research field in 1998 at the University of Pittsburgh as a research technician. It was here that he acquired his technical skills including pre-operative, operative and post-operative care on a variety of animal species. He held similar roles at the University of Washington and Sierra Biomedical.

Brian made his transition from technician to leadership when he successfully executed his role as Animal Facility Manager at Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. There he was crucial in setting up the facility, creating SOPs, ensuring NIH and USDA guidelines were met and subsequently led the facility to a clean USDA inspection.

In 2006 Brian managed the animal facility at PDL Biopharma where he developed additional critical leadership skills and shortly thereafter took a position at Harvard Medical School. At Harvard, he led the training department, developing training programs and traveling to various campuses hosting didactic and hands on training sessions.

Though he enjoyed the four seasons that Boston offered, Brian returned to sunny California to begin his career PMI. The position he applied for was already filled, but recognizing his talents, PMI decided to add a position to bring him into the organization. Over the 6 years spent at PMI, he excelled at a number of positions including Project Manager, Manager of Business Development and Director of Client Services. Eventually, Brian assumed his current position as Chief Operating Officer.


Rebecca McMillian - Rebecca McMillian, Vice President, Clinical Development, Medical Devices has more than 30 years of experience in clinical research and development within pharmaceutical/device companies and CROs. Rebecca has held global leadership positions in pharma, device and CROs, overseeing all operational aspects of clinical development strategy and delivery across all phases of clinical research. From 2005 to 2015, Rebecca led clinical operations teams for the delivery of regulatory required studies conducted globally for Allergan, a midsize pharma/device company. During that time, Rebecca was responsible for global strategy and operational delivery of all aspects of clinical programs for device programs. These programs have led to the successful marketing authorizations in facial fillers, bariatric devices, breast implants, anti-infectives, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology (including BOTOX) and Urology. Rebecca has also led numerous successful MHRA/EMA, PMDA and FDA “for cause” sponsor inspections with no major findings. Rebecca currently heads up medical device clinical study delivery for INC Research, based out of the Irvine, CA office. 




UCLA TDG and CNSI are pleased to host the Lunch-N-Learn seminar series for entrepreneurially-minded UCLA faculty and postdocs.  The series covers the basic steps involved in starting a company.  Each seminar will be presented by law or financial firms with extensive experience in the startup arena. 


Have questions about Lunch-N-Learn Seminar Series for UCLA Faculty and Postdoc Entrepreneurs? Contact UCLA TDG Events

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570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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The UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) hosts and co-sponsors seminars, conferences, and networking events designed to help UCLA inventors form startups, protect intellectual property, and develop collaborations with industry.


UCLA TDG events also provide unique opportunities for entrepreneurs and industry executives to meet UCLA faculty researchers developing the next wave of innovation at UCLA.

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