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Lexington, KY

Laura Gilliam


Laura Gilliam has more than 10 years of experience in clinical research with proven expertise in regulatory compliance, program management, and clinical site operations. She has contributed in the creation, management, and execution of global clinical quality strategies and developed key metrics to measure program effectiveness. She has experience with numerous quality assurance initiatives including risk assessment and management, developing SOPs, conducting gap analysis and remediation, designing compliance oversight programs, and the development and delivery of training courses in Good Clinical Practice. She has experience with clinical development and project management involving projects in the following therapeutic areas: myopathies, cardiovascular diseases, neurogenerative disorders, metabolic and mitochondrial diseases, infection and immunology, oncology, and mental health conditions.

Prior to joining Halloran, Laura, was the Team Lead for the Compliance division at Clinical Trial Services—CVS Health, responsible for providing regulatory strategic direction for modern trial designs across multiple therapeutic areas (e.g. decentralized trials, real-world data (RWD) studies). Before that, Laura spent 8 years serving in the Department of Veterans Affairs through various research roles supporting clinical site networks. Her previous roles included: Regulatory Specialist responsible for regulatory and clinical compliance oversight at a national coordinating center with the VA Cooperative Studies Program; Research Health Scientist responsible for clinical site operations for multi-site clinical trials across VA medical centers, active-duty military hospitals, and academic medical centers. Laura started her career as a bench scientist designing, leading, and collaborating on numerous translational research projects in research laboratories at the University of Kentucky, East Carolina University, Duke University, and the University of Florida.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Metabolism, East Carolina University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Kentucky
Bachelors of Science (B.S), Biology, Morehead State University