Career Possibilities Panel & Speed Networking - Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Pharmacovigilance

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

This panel is designed to help you think about your career path and the different options that are open to you. The panel will have an informational interview type feel with panelists sharing their career paths, a look at what their job entails, transferrable skills for those looking to make a change, tips for uncovering opportunities, advice for others, and how to make brave leaps. The panel will be moderated by Karen Weisinger, Director of Biology at Cambridge Consultants.


  • Yasha Dwivedi, Director Supply Chain Management, Alkermes
  • Alyssa Marino, VP, Head of Clinical Operations, Marengo Therapeutics
  • Yureeda Qazi, M.D., Director, Clinical Development (Ophthalmology), Dompé US 


Date and Time:  
June 15, 2023
6:00-7:30 PM EST

4 mins: Welcome
60 mins: Panel discussion
12 mins: Small group speed networking
2 mins: Learnings
12 mins: Small group speed networking



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Speaker Bios:

Yasha Dwivedi is a Patient Supply and Program Leader with drug development experience in several therapeutic areas. Prior to joining Alkermes Inc., Yasha has performed in similar capacities over the last 2 years at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, PAREXEL Inc., Argonne National Lab, Rush University Medical Center and Roche Diagnostics.

Yureeda Qazi is currently the Associate Medical Director of Clinical Development (Ophthalmology & Neurotrophins) at Dompé US, a subsidiary of the Milan-based parent company, Dompé Farmaceutici SpA. Being a physician-scientist with 15+ years of experience in both preclinical and clinical ophthalmic research, she guides clinical development activities of early & late-stage clinical trials (Ph 1-3), along with closely supporting due diligence in business development, clinical operations, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs and training field teams. Dr. Qazi holds 2 patents in ophthalmology with her past postdoctoral supervisor from Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. After graduating from the Aga Khan University Medical College and training as a Resident Medical Officer in ophthalmology, Dr. Qazi was awarded a Fight For Sight Postdoctoral Award to work on gene therapy in ocular neovascularization. She trained at the Moran Eye Center, Emory Eye Center and Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. In 2022, Dr. Qazi transitioned to industry to apply her knowledge and experience to drug development in ophthalmics. Within 6 months of being at Dompé, she was awarded the Eugenio Aringhieri Innovation Award. Dr. Qazi has been an active member of ARVO having served on several committees, she also serves on the Scientific Review Committee for Fight For Sight and is an ad hoc peer reviewer for several ophthalmology journals.


Check out our other events in this series: 

5/10/2023: Career Possibilities & Speed Networking: Business Development
8/24/2023: Career Possibilities & Speed Networking: Scientific & Medical Education