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Shriya Das

Shriya Das is a healthcare professional with more than seven years of experience in clinical administration and patient care. Das's academic qualifications include a Master of Science in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology from Louisiana Tech University, and a Master of Science in Medical Genetics from MGM School of Biomedical Sciences in Mumbai.

Interview With The 2023 TITAN Health Awards Winner – Shriya Das

1Please provide us a brief bio of yourself and your health industry background.

I am Shriya Das, a healthcare professional with over seven years of experience in clinical administration and patient care. My educational background includes a Master of Science in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology from Louisiana Tech University, and a Master of Science in Medical Genetics from MGM School of Biomedical Sciences, Mumbai.

In my career, I have held significant leadership roles, directing multidisciplinary healthcare teams to achieve care objectives and business targets. My expertise encompasses clinical operations planning, trial oversight, FDA compliance, and healthcare regulations. My focus is on enhancing patient care standards and operational procedures in healthcare, with a special interest in clinical research and project management.

2What motivated you to pursue this particular health initiative, and what impact has it had on individuals or communities?

My pursuit of health initiatives in clinical research is driven by a commitment to improving patient care and healthcare outcomes. My background in medical genetics and molecular sciences has fueled a passion for developing effective treatments through clinical trials. This work has had a significant impact, enhancing individual patient outcomes by contributing to the development of targeted therapies and streamlining clinical operations.

On a community level, it has broadened access to advanced medical treatments, especially for underrepresented groups, helping to address health disparities and ensuring a more inclusive approach to healthcare.

3Tell us more about your business/company, your job profile, and the specific responsibilities you undertake.

In my clinical research career, I've held key roles at COMPASS Pathways, Advenchen Laboratories LLC, and Medpace. As a Clinical Project Manager at COMPASS Pathways, I oversaw clinical trial activities and managed regulatory and safety compliance.

At Advenchen, I led clinical trials and developed SOPs and guidelines focusing on site compliance and assisting in Phase II and III trials. My work centers on enhancing operational efficiency through skilled clinical research and project management.

4Can you share a specific story or testimonial that exemplifies the positive impact your project has had on an individual or community?
I hope to make a great impact on the world with successful clinical trials, spanning various indications from oncology to mental health domains.
5What inspired you to create this health-related creative project, and what message or impact were you aiming to convey?

My inspiration for this health-related project came from a desire to improve healthcare outcomes, particularly in challenging areas like oncology and mental health. The project aimed to develop more effective and personalized treatments through innovative clinical trials.

I wanted to convey a message of hope and patient-centric care, emphasizing the potential of research and innovation to transform healthcare and significantly enhance patient quality of life.

6What unique artistic or creative elements did you utilize to communicate the health message or story?
In communicating the health message of my project, I employed a blend of creative and data-driven elements to make the information both engaging and informative.
7How does your creative project contribute to raising awareness, promoting behaviour change, or improving health outcomes?
My project raises health awareness and encourages behavioral change by simplifying complex medical data into engaging formats like infographics and patient stories, fostering better understanding and proactive health management.
8What unique and compelling elements did you incorporate into your advertising materials to capture attention and deliver the health message effectively?
My approach focused on creating an engaging narrative without traditional advertising materials. This strategy ensured the health message was compelling and easily grasped by the audience.
9Congratulations! As a winner of the TITAN Health Awards, what does it mean to you, your company or team to receive this award distinction?
Receiving the TITAN Health Award is a profound honor for me, symbolizing both recognition and encouragement for my contributions to the healthcare sector. This accolade strengthens my resolve to continue innovating and making a meaningful impact in the field.
10Can you explain a bit about the winning work you entered into the TITAN Health Awards, and why you chose to enter this project?
I entered a project focused on optimizing innovative clinical trials into the TITAN Health Awards, chosen for its potential to revolutionize patient care and treatment efficacy. This project, embodying extensive research and a commitment to healthcare improvement, was submitted for its ability to highlight transformative changes in the field and inspire further advancements.
11What was the biggest challenge with this project?
The primary challenge with this project was effectively integrating advanced methodologies into clinical trials while adhering to strict regulatory standards. Balancing the need for innovation with patient safety and compliance was a complex and critical task, requiring meticulous planning and execution to achieve meaningful improvements in treatment efficacy.
12How has winning an Award developed your practice/career?
Winning an award has notably elevated my career, boosting credibility and creating new opportunities for collaboration and innovation in the healthcare sector.
13What are your top three (3) things you think is unique about the health industry?
Three unique aspects of the health industry are its constant evolution through medical advancements and research, its profound impact on individual well-being, and its interdisciplinary nature that involves collaboration among healthcare professionals, researchers, and technology experts to improve patient care and outcomes.
14What makes your country unique in the health industry?
The United States's uniqueness in the health industry lies in its robust healthcare infrastructure, emphasis on medical research and innovation, and commitment to excellent healthcare access.
15Where do you see the evolution of the health industry going over the next 5-10 years?

Over the next 5-10 years, I anticipate the health industry to witness a significant shift towards more personalized and data-driven healthcare, with advancements in precision medicine and telemedicine. Additionally, there will likely be increased integration of AI and digital health technologies for improved diagnosis, treatment, and patient monitoring.

Furthermore, global health initiatives and collaborations will play a crucial role in addressing pressing healthcare challenges and achieving better health equity worldwide.

16What resources would you recommend to someone who wants to improve their skills in the health industry?
I would recommend exploring reputable online courses and certifications in healthcare management and data analytics to enhance skills in the health industry. Additionally, joining professional associations and attending industry conferences can provide valuable networking opportunities and access to the latest trends and developments in healthcare.
17Who has inspired you in your life and why?
My parents, especially my father, have been a tremendous source of inspiration in my life. Their guidance, support, and the values they've instilled in me have shaped who I am today and continue to drive me to achieve my goals and make a positive impact in the world.
18What is your key to success? Any parting words of wisdom?
The key to success, in my view, lies in a combination of passion, perseverance, continuous learning, and a commitment to making a positive impact. It's essential to stay dedicated to your goals, adapt to challenges, and always seek opportunities for growth and improvement. Parting words of wisdom: never underestimate the power of resilience and the capacity to learn from both successes and failures—they are the building blocks of personal and professional growth.
19Do you have anything else you would like to add to the interview?
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to my husband and son for their unwavering support throughout my journey. Their encouragement and understanding have been invaluable, enabling me to pursue my passion and make meaningful contributions to the health industry.

Winning Entry

Clinical Project Manager | 2023

Clinical Project Manager | Shriya Das

Shriya Das

Shriya Das is a healthcare professional with more than seven years of experience in clinical administration and patient care. Das's academic qualifications include a Master of Science in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology from Louisiana Tech University, and a Master of Science in Medical Genetics from MGM School of Biomedical Sciences in Mumbai.

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