意義のある仕事:一人の力

治験の支援に取り組むコーヴァンスの従業員は、医療の前進・向上に ソーシャルメディア_LinkedIn1200x627_意義のある仕事携わっていることを認識しています。けれども、時としてそれはずっと身近なこともあります。

Joshua はこう語ります。「麻疹、流行性耳下腺炎、風疹、水痘(MMRV)の新製剤の試験をされていたお客様が、小児集団に対する最終製品の安全性確保を求めていました。」 その時、フェーズ IV の試験は順調に進んでいましたが、臨床開発モニター (CRA) が必要だったのです。Joshua は、試験に関わって経験を積めると大いに期待を膨らませました。

A few days later, Joshua was on a plane and visiting a pediatric clinic to monitor the site, the study and its resulting data. He worked closely with the clinic to anticipate and resolve issues and after several months of traveling between the clinic and his home base, the study wrapped up.

"It is nice feeling to close a study," said Joshua. "There is the satisfaction of being on a study start to finish. And, it was a well-run study so the new vaccine received FDA approval."

But the biggest satisfaction was yet to be realized. About a year later, Joshua's wife took one of their children for a routine physical, which included a vaccination.

"I was glancing at the info sheet that the pediatrician sent home and I realized my daughter received the MMRV vaccine that I supported. When I told my daughter, she couldn't believe that she got 'the shot that Daddy made,' as she called it," he laughed.

"Sometimes in this role we may feel disconnected from the whole process," admitted Joshua, "but this coincidence gave me a direct connection to the important work that we do as CRAs. It just shows that what we do at Covance really makes a difference in people's lives."

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