Leadership - High Point Clinical Trials Center
 

Leadership

Dr. Melanie Fein
DR. MELANIE FEIN

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Fein received her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa before completing her Residency in Miami, Florida. She is board certified in Family Medicine, is a Certified Physician Investigator and holds medical licenses in both North Carolina and Florida.

Sam Mjalli
SAM MJALLI

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

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Marsela Ferko
MARSELA FERKO

SENIOR MANAGER, OPERATIONAL COMPLIANCE

Marsela has 20 years of experience in the clinical trials industry with involvement in early and late phase programs. She has been involved in over 250 studies involving healthy Participants and Patients in a wide range of therapeutic areas.

Christin Billings
CHRISTIN BILLINGS

SENIOR MANAGER OF REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Born and raised in the Piedmont Triad area, Christin graduated from High Point University with a BS in Biology/Chemistry in 2003.  She immediately began a career in clinical research and has 18 years of industry experience.

Aimee Pannutti
AIMEE PANNUTTI

CLINICAL UNIT SUPERVISOR

Aimee received her Phlebotomy Certification from Renton Community College in 2002. Prior to that she proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1998-2002 where she also received Military Medic training and was stationed in Seattle, Washington. After the military, she worked in hospitals as a phlebotomist and then moved to North Carolina where she started her research career.

Stacey Kraftchick
STACEY KRAFTCHICK

SR. DIRECTOR AND CORPORATE COUNSEL

Stacey is a corporate Attorney with over 20 years’ experience managing the legal aspects of corporate and regulatory operations.

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

DR. ADNAN MJALLI                                  Executive Chairman                            Mjalli Investment Group USA (MIG USA)

Our Founder and CEO, Dr. Adnan Mjalli, is an internationally recognized entrepreneur in the business of drug discovery and development of new medicines. He is the founder of High Point Pharmaceuticals and TransTech Pharma (now vTv Therapeutics), High Point Clinical Trials Center and PharmaCore (now Cambrex). Dr. Mjalli served as Chairman and CEO of TransTech Pharma from December 1998-April 2014 and Chairman of PharmaCore fromDecember 1999 – November 2017.

Dr. Mjalli has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the companies he founded. He has also structured, negotiated, and concluded over a dozen multibillion dollar deals with major global pharmaceutical companies. His work goes well beyond the drug discovery and development arena as he is the founder of more than 20 other companies in the areas of education, energy, agriculture, construction, trade, finance, entertainment and other sectors. These companies focus on Dr. Mjalli’s core values; science, education, technology and advancing human capital in developing countries.

Dr. Mjalli obtained his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry in 1989 from the University of Exeter, UK. His postdoctoral work was carried out at the University of Rochester, NY. Prior to founding his companies, Dr. Mjalli held various positions of increasing responsibility in research and senior management at several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Merck & Co., Inc. and Ontogen Corporation. He has authored hundreds of scientific papers, four book chapters and is an inventor of more than 700 patents and patent applications.

Dr. Mjalli is a member of the American Chemical Society, the World Economic Forum, a member of the Board of Al-Quds University and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Al-Quds Bards College, a member of the board of the American Task Force on Palestine, an honorary fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, and an honorary member of the Palestine Academy of Science and Technology. He served on the Board of Directors of SIGA Technologies, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the Guilford Technology Community College Board, the High Point Economic Development Corporation, the High Point University Board, The Foundation Board of GTCC, the High Point Chamber of Commerce, the Arab American University, and the America-Mideast Educational and Training Service (AMIDEAST).

He is also a frequent speaker, panelist and presenter in international forums on scientific and socio-economic topics.