Saturday, August 6, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Development of a New Potential Medicine for Essential Tremor:
Why is it Taking so Long?
presented by Dr. Mandy Sterkel and Dr. Michelle Baladi
In this overview on drug development and clinical trial design, Drs. Sterkel and Baladi will cover some key considerations when designing clinical trials. They will discuss the iterative process and collaborative nature of drug development, highlighting the numerous stakeholders Jazz Pharmaceuticals work with along the way, including patients, caregivers, and regulatory agencies. They will also expand on the rationale for developing JZP385 for patients with essential tremor and discuss Jazz’s recently initiated Phase 2b clinical trial, the EveresT Study. This presentation is for anyone interested in learning more about the drug development process and a novel potential medicine for the treatment of essential tremor..
Dr. Mandy Sterkel is a Clinical Scientist within the Neuroscience Clinical Development department at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from West Virginia University and completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Sterkel has been at Jazz since 2016, and currently works as the Clinical Science Lead on the JZP385 Essential Tremor program. Dr. Sterkel lives in San Jose, California and in her free time she enjoys running, baking, and spending time with her husband, 1-year old son, and dog.
Dr. Michelle Baladi joined Jazz Pharmaceuticals in 2015 and is currently the global development lead for JZP385, which is a T-type calcium channel modulator in development for the treatment of Essential Tremor. Dr. Baladi holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Science Center and has predominantly focused on neuroscience research during her career in the academic and pharmaceutical world. Dr. Baladi resides in the Clinical Development Neuroscience group at Jazz and lives in San Francisco, California. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, attending music concerts, traveling, and reading.
Inquiries are invited!
Registration is required no later than noon on Wednesday, August 3rd!
To register or request information, email Helen Moser or submit the form below.
The CT essential tremor support group is sponsored by