PMI Atlanta Chapter

PMI Atlanta Chapter - Clinical Research (Virtual) Forum - 200709

Clinical Research (Virtual) Forum - 200709

"U.S. Healthcare System and Clinical Research: Project Management Solutions"
presented by Imoh Okon, PhD., MSc, MPH, MBA(c), PMP®, Georgia State University/ Assistant Professor

The Clinical Research Forum provides value to the PMI Atlanta community by regularly discussing the various aspects of clinical trial projects with special focus on the need to anticipate, understand, and implement detailed project management activities in a proactive manner for clinical trials in the pharmaceutical industry.

Presentation Details

Traditionally, project management (PM) applications focused predominantly within certain industries, including construction, engineering and telecommunications. In recent years, tangible benefits of PM applications has expanded and garnered acceptance across several non-traditional sectors.

The U.S. healthcare system and clinical research enterprise involves various stakeholders (providers, patients, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, CROs, government agencies, etc.), and offers enormous opportunities of PM solutions that directly impact quality, affordability (timeliness and costs) and efficiency.

Dr. Okon brings a system-lens perspective and PM solutions within the context of US healthcare system and clinical research.

1. Overview of my research, technological advances and PM in research.
2. Clinical research and trials: Any roles for PM applications?
3. U.S. Healthcare system: What has PM got to do with it?
4. Health-in-all-policies: Implications and opportunities for PM.
5. Future of U.S. healthcare: Opportunities for leveraging PM to advance population health.


Dr. Okon’s research aims at unraveling molecular mechanisms that instigate the pathogenesis and/or accentuation of chronic disorders, including cancer, obesity and diabetes. The primary goals focus on translation of novel research findings into therapeutic interventions. Dr. Okon has published several peer-reviewed articles, authored a book on cancer and presented at national and international meetings.

Dr. Okon holds a degree in Biochemistry, MSc in medical biotechnology and MPH in Health Management and Policy. Dr. Okon undertook doctoral studies in Clinical Medical Research with a focus on ovarian cancer at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London. Upon graduation, he undertook postdoctoral training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). During this time, Dr. Okon spent over 5-years working on several biomedical and clinical research projects. He has previously served as a consultant and program director for a health start-up company, possesses pharmaceutical industry experience and is a member of several professional bodies. As an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University, Dr. Okon leads a small but effective team of translational/clinical researchers.

Dr. Okon holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and currently an MBA candidate with concentration in Finance.

Due to coronavirus concerns, we will be hosting this event through webinar. Because of this change, member rate is now $8 and non-member rate is $10.  


Thursday, July 9, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

You will receive an email from the PMI Atlanta Chapter with the webinar link 24 hours before the event start time.




PMI Atlanta Member:  $8.00
Non-Member: $10.00

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Earn 1 PDU
Talent Triangle Category: Strategic & Business Management

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Event Properties

Event Date 07-09-2020 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Location Webinar
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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