Meet me in 5: Dan White and the Value of Making a Difference

Our ongoing “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or questions to illustrate how Covance nurtures exceptional people, provides an energizing purpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’ careers.

In this article, we spoke with Dan White, Vice President of Functional Service Provision (FSPx) at Covance. He shared his unique career path, his thoughts on accelerating one’s career in FSPx and what keeps him energized at work.

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An Introduction to Dendritic Cell Biology and Analysis Using Syngeneic Immuno-Oncology Models

Productive immunotherapy driven anti-tumor responses rely on the activation of T cells that target tumor-associated antigens (TAA). The dendritic cell (DC) plays an essential role in the activation of T cell antigen-specific responses, which occurs naturally in the context of infection. However, this same process supports tumor immune surveillance as well as active anti-tumor responses. Research into new approaches that harness DC TAA presentation to T cells to boost anti-tumor immunity has received much attention. In this blog, we will discuss DC subsets in the tumor-microenvironment and mechanisms that tumors use to suppress their function. We will explore how pre-clinical models can be used to investigate DC responses to immunotherapy. Furthermore, we will highlight recent advances in the field of DC immunotherapy, including different approaches to upregulate DC activity, such as STING pathway activators.

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Meet me in 5: Julien Lazarus Discusses Building Connections at Covance

Our ongoing “Meet Me in 5” series covers 5 people, topics or questions to illustrate how Covance nurtures exceptional people, provides an energizing purpose and enables extraordinary potential in its employees’ careers.

In this article, we spoke with Julien Lazarus, Director, Global Data Management for Covance Central Laboratories in Geneva to get his view on the value of training and development for career growth. Given that Julien’s first role at Covance started as a training and development manager, he is well suited to share insights on how to grow a career, gain leadership skills and take advantage of mentoring opportunities at Covance.

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Building Awareness with National Diabetes Month and New T2DM Treatment Guidelines

Coinciding with National Diabetes Month is the recent publication, Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes, 2018. A Consensus Report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), which contains the most up-to-date, impactful set of new treatment guidelines for patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

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Mining Real-World Data With Cutting-Edge Analytical Tools: Helping to Achieve Patient Recruitment Targets

In 1848, the most famous Gold Rush in American history began at Sutter’s Mill near present-day Coloma, California, shaping the US economic map forever. In those days, there were no scientific tools to guide prospectors in their search. Sites of previous finds were the starting point for what became, for many, a shattered dream.

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