Deirdre BeVard’s career spans over 25 years in clinical development. She has held clinical affairs and operations roles and progressively responsible leadership roles in development operations. The recipient of the 2010 HBA Rising Star Award from the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, BeVard is a frequently requested industry speaker and has served on the advisory board for the IIR Partnerships Conference since 2006.

Prior to joining Elligo, BeVard led the operational execution of Nektar’s clinical development programs, including clinical trial and data management, and she oversaw all outsourcing activities. She also served as vice president of development operations at Endo Pharmaceuticals where she was involved in the development of the R&D business strategy and objectives, and oversaw the operational execution of the organization’s clinical development programs. BeVard received her Bachelor of Science from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

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