Heather Neumann, D.V.M., P.M.P
Director of Business Operations for Clinical Development and Medical Affairs Oncology
New York, New York, USA
NGO Partner: 
Family Health International (FHI)
Assignment Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand
August 2010 – January 2011
Fellowship Title: 
Clinical Research Fellow
Fellow Biography: 

Heather is Director of Business Operations for Clinical Development and Medical Affairs (CDMA) for the Oncology Business Unit. Heather has been at Pfizer for 10 years and is currently responsible for leading multidisciplinary cross–functional teams across CDMA and the Oncology Business Unit and assists in optimizing the CDMA organization by driving alignment and coordinating key initiatives and activities.

While working as the Project Management Director for Oncology and Ophthalmology, Heather was responsible for mentoring and coaching project managers and supporting Development Team leaders with the hiring, training, performance management, and career and personal development of project managers. She has also worked as a Project Manager on the Sutent team. In that role, she led the operations teams responsible for the on–time execution of the Phase 3 Study starts for Sutent in non–small cell lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Additionally, she has several years of experience working as a clinician on the CP–690,550 (JAK) solid organ transplant program, as well as, several antimicrobial development programs both in human and animal health.

Heather received her B.S. from the University of Vermont and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. In 2005 she received her project management professional certification.

On her fellowship assignment, Heather with serve as a clinical research project management specialist. Family Health International (FHI) is a global non–profit health and development organization whose science–based programs bring lasting change to the world's most vulnerable people. Their mission is to improve lives worldwide through the synergistic strengths of research and programs in public health.