Executive Director, Medical Device
Vicki Gashwiler joined Premier Research in 2019 as the executive director of strategic development in the Medical Device group. She brings over 20 years of health care experience and 15 years of experience in the medical device industry, both on the sponsor and CRO sides. Prior to her industry experience, Vicki began her career as a registered nurse in 2000, working on cardiac, critical care and out-patient orthopedic surgical units. She started her industry career as a clinical research associate at Abbott Vascular and had the opportunity to advance in the operations group as a clinical trial manager and then as a project manager. During her time at Abbott Vascular, Vicki supported global clinical trials spanning across Europe, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the US and the Asia-Pacific. Her time at Abbott provided her an extensive understanding of complex trial execution on a global scale, diverse team management and global regulatory processes and timelines.
In 2014, Vicki joined Novella Clinical in a project manager role, gaining experience on the vendor side of clinical trial delivery. She filled roles of increasing responsibility while at Novella, including senior project manager, program director, associate director, and director of Strategic Development & Market Access. During her time at Novella, Vicki gained experience in oncology and dermatologic devices, endocrinology, weight management, orthopedics, as well as additional cardiac and vascular device trials. Vicki brings a high level understanding of market development and trends as well as a deep therapeutic knowledge of many disease processes and the clinical trials to intervene upon them.