AXON, a leader in medical communications, public relations, clinical trial services, and market access communications, is pleased to announce the addition of four new team members to the Editorial and Client Services departments of our US branch. Our new team members exemplify our commitment to match our clients with experts in medical communications, scientific research, and consultancy.
Marrecca Fiore joins AXON as its new Editorial Director to oversee editorial strategy and manage its skilled team of medical writers and editors. She brings with her almost two decades of editorial experience. As a writer and editor, Marrecca has won numerous awards for the physician-focused content she created alongside key scientific and medical thought leaders. She has produced medical content for major media outlets including Medscape/WebMD, Fox News, and AOL. Most recently, she was Senior Managing Editor at Communication Partners Inc., where she collaborated on medical communications for several major pharmaceutical companies. Marrecca received a BA in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.
AXON also welcomes two accomplished scientific researchers to its medical writing staff: Anindita Ganguly, PhD, and John Facciponte, PhD.
Anindita grew from a postdoctoral fellow to Senior Scientist II over her 15 years at Acorda Therapeutics. During this time, she developed expertise in behavioral analyses associated with models of spinal cord injury, stroke, and peripheral nerve injury. Additionally, Anindita successfully directed the completion of nonclinical pharmacology studies in support of multiple products (investigational and marketed) across a variety of therapeutic areas, including neurologic disease and heart failure. She also managed and trained BS- and MS-level research associates and Animal Facility Technicians. She obtained a Pharmacy degree from the University of Mumbai and completed a PhD with studies in Parkinson’s disease from the University of Utah. Additionally, Anindita completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University examining apoptotic pathways in dopamine neurons under Parkinsonian conditions.
John comes to AXON with expertise in immunology, oncology, and immuno-oncology. After obtaining his BS and prior to graduate school, John worked as a research technician at Merck and Co. His scientific experience expanded with work in heat shock protein-based cancer vaccines in graduate school, followed by DNA-based vaccine work as a postdoctoral fellow. John did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He has extensive laboratory experience with preclinical mouse tumor models and participated in several consulting internships with the Penn Biotech Group. Working as a technical document reviewer and immunology consultant in an immuno-oncology patent case gave John exposure to clinical and marketing materials that provided a stepping-stone into the medical communications industry, where John worked with Jolt Communications and Wedgewood Communications prior to AXON. John holds a PhD in Immunology from SUNY-Buffalo with research studies at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute; an MS in Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine; and a BS in Biotechnology from Rutgers University.
Michelle Wolfson, MS, joins the client services team in the role of Program Manager. Previously, Michelle was the Center Administrator/Marketing Specialist of the Guarini Center at NYU School of Law for three years. Her responsibilities included marketing sponsored environmental law events, overseeing search engine marketing (SEM) campaigns, and project management for events.
Prior to joining NYU, Michelle spent two years as a Research Assistant in the Social Marketing and Communications Department at FHI 360 in Washington, DC, where she assisted with government-contracted projects focused on health and education. Michelle graduated summa cum laude from Nyack College, with her BS in Business Administration while playing collegiate soccer. She received her MS in Integrated Marketing concentrating in Digital Marketing from New York University.
We proudly welcome our new team members and believe their unique expertise and abilities will enable us to continue serving our clients with innovative, multichannel communications solutions.