Ms. Gongas has 23 years of experience within the science and clinical medicine fields; 20 years of that experience is with Novum. She has held a wide range of positions with increasing responsibility. In a career spanning cost analysis, project management and study conduct, Ms. Gongas currently has a senior leadership role with Novum. Her understanding of the complexity of clinical research has helped her to direct the management and daily operations of all clinical endpoint studies and data management services. Ms. Gongas helped to establish the one-of-a-kind Novum Clinical Research Associate Academy. In this innovative program, clinical research associates receive structured, comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical research.
Ms. Gongas is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Professionals and the Society of Clinical Research Associates.
Dr Parekh holds an MBBS Degree from Mumbai University and is a seasoned professional with more than 17 years of rich industry experience. She has also completed the highly acclaimed Managerial Effectiveness - Executive Programme from IIM, Kolkata. Dr Parekh possesses strong therapeutic areas of Oncology, Immunology, Endocrinology & Metabolic disorders including Diabetology and Interventional Cardiology. Over the years, she has also received serveral awards and accolades.
Over the years, teams working under Dr. Parekh's astute leadership have been scuccessful in introducing many new drugs to India in the Immunotherapy and Biologics therapeutic categories. She has played a key role in changing the regulatory landscape of India through her strong association with the India Society for Clinical Research (ISCR).
Her immediate past assignment was with Roche Pharma India as Associate Director - Clinical Operations. She has also worked with reputed organisations like Max Neeman Medical International Ltd. and Excel Life Sciences.