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Wednesday, June 26 • 10:30am - 11:30am
#337: Application of Project Management Methodologies and Tools in NonProfit Institutions

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-668-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; PDU 1.00 PMI 2166QWTSEW; RN 1.00

Effective project management is crucial to every organization to execute effectively on strategic goals. Yet it may be a relatively new concept to healthcare and research organizations. Assessment of the need and development of the "right size" solution to encourage collaborative decision making, good stakeholder communication and robust planning will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the need for project and portfolio management and assessment in academic and nonprofit institutions and learn how to implement project management in a non-traditional setting; Illustrate the use of and construction tools in resourced constrained environments.


Elizabeth Somers, MS


Benefits of Adapting Project Management Methodologies to Meet the Specific Needs of an Organization
Elizabeth Somers, MS

How to Adapt Traditional Project Management Methodology for Research Institutions
Neha Pannuri, PMP

Developing and Deploying a Resource Management System in a Non-Profit Vaccine Development and Implementation Organization
Rami Scharf, DrSc, MBA, MSc

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Neha Pannuri

Project Manager, Icahn Institute At Mount Sinai
Neha is a Project Manager at the Icahn Institute of Data Science and Genomic Technology at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She is primarily involved in the management of a multitude of projects including NIH-funded grants, industry collaborations, and internal strategic... Read More →

Rami Scharf

Director Project and Portfolio Management, CVIA, PATH
Rami Scharf began his professional career training as a biologist at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, earning a doctorate in applied microbiology. He started working in industry, honing his project management skills while applying science to complex environmental issues... Read More →
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Elizabeth Somers

Executive Director of Infectious Disease, Global Project and Alliance Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Liz is an Executive Director of Infectious Diseases in Global Project and Alliance Management at Merck. In addition to accountability for the ID TA, she manages a team focused on Discovery collaborations which leverages her experience managing complex cross functional drug development... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 15AB San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
  07: ProjMgt-StrategicPlanning, Session