Dr. Richard Mutyabule is an accomplished Clinical Study Physician with in depth knowledge in Global Clinical Trials and cutting-edge therapeutics. He attained his Primary Medical degree from Uganda. He completed his fellowship in Oncology and Immunology in the United Kingdom. He is a beneficiary of the Skilled Careers in Life Sciences grant through the Boston University School of Medicine and has special interests in Cardiovascular medicine, Onco-immunology, Cancer therapeutics and Pharmacovigilance.
He brings his wealth of knowledge in Clinical medicine to areas of Global health, Health policy and Infectious diseases.
Kim is a Senior Paralegal Legal in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department at Merck & Co., Inc. in New Jersey. She has over 10 years’ experience in IP Litigation and extensive hands on experience managing discovery requests, document reviews and productions for major Hatch-Waxman litigations.
While handling Merck’s high profile cases, she works closely with various teams of project managers, outside counsels, e-discovery vendors, and technical service professionals who provide support to her large scale ANDA suits and litigations internationally and domestically. She takes on a supervisory role to her cases by developing teams that are detailed oriented and highly values the implementation of thorough quality control, efficiency and cost savings.
Kim has also taken on a consultative approach with various acquisitions to ensure all IP is preserved, maintained and integrated into the universal Merck environment. She has worked with numerous departments to establish SOP’s to comply with company issued legal holds, the preservation of ESI and non-ESI data corpuses.
Kim earned her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University with high honors and her paralegal degree from Berkeley College. Kim also serves on the Advisory Board for the Litigation and E-Discovery Paralegal Studies program at Bryan University. She is also actively involved in Merck’s pro-bono programs covering fields such as bankruptcy, UVisa applications, StreetLaw and Veterans’ services to name a few.
Mike is the Director of Litigation Support Services at New York-based Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. He is the author of "Project Management in Electronic Discovery" (2016 eDiscoveryPM.com), the only book to merge project management principles and best practices in electronic discovery.
He is a teacher, a project management professional, and technologist with more than 20 years of experience in the legal services industry. He has worked in legal technology and litigation at large law firms, including at Skadden Arps, managing large litigation and complex technology projects involving forensics and electronic discovery.
At Stroock, he is responsible for the development and implementation of Firm policy relating to the use of technology across multiple practice areas, including litigation, financial restructuring and intellectual property. As part of the Firm’s administrative team, he oversees a full-service Litigation Support Department, the development of best practices and project-oriented protocols, and the design and delivery of e-discovery and application-specific training programs.
Mike is a member of the Firm’s eDiscovery and Information Governance Group and he regularly consults with attorneys and the Firm’s Fortune 500 clients on the use of technology, electronic discovery and information governance. A graduate of the State University of New York, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology and music, he also studied law for one year at the University of London. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), and he teaches e-discovery and project management at Tempe, Arizona-based Bryan University, where he also sits on the university advisory board. He is the ACEDS liaison member to the Advisory Committee of the EDRM. Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, e-discovery and litigation support.
Dr. Richard “lives teaching” with wide experience in higher education. Dr. Richard serves as Contributing Faculty/Dissertation Committee Mentor (Supervisory Committee Member) for Walden University’s PhD Health Services/Dr. Healthcare Administration program. Dr. Richard also fulfills the role of Adjunct Faculty for Herzing University’s Online Healthcare Management program, teaching various undergraduate courses. In this capacity, she has conducted course evaluation and course development.
In addition, Dr. Richard is a certified Project Management Professional with over 25 years of related industry experience, particularly IT projects on federal contracts (nuclear waste storage) and local government (county.) She has worked for more than 15 years in the health and wellness arena, the field in which she currently performs as a Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach and Coach Concierge with functions including mentoring, facilitating, and training.
Dr. Richard earned her PhD – Health Services: Community Health from Walden University; Master in Organizational Management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix; and Bachelor in Business Administration/Management Information Systems (BSBA/MIS) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her research interests include healthcare delivery/systems, whole-person health and well-being, physical activity, coaching/mentoring, education, single mothers, vulnerable populations, health disparities, preventable chronic disease, culture, encouragement, self-acceptance, socio-economics, as well as qualitative research and methodology.
Dr. Richard’s passion is encouraging people to be, do, live, and give their best. Likewise, she is passionate about educating through engaging and challenging individuals in taking charge of their education and overall well-being.
Dr. Jeffrey Smoot has a Bachelors in Information Technology, Masters in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Computer Science.
He has been involved in the healthcare industry since 1988 for major healthcare systems in the United States. With extensive knowledge in Biomedical Technology, PACS Administration, Cardiovascular Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare IT, he has performed doctoral research on the reduction of Noscomial infections in hospital through touchless interfaces.
His main interest of research is in the area of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development for Healthcare Cardiology, he has been the keynote speaker at the 2015 Georgia Biomedical Instrumentation Society Annual Convention, Colorado Technical University Alumni Board member.
Currently he is a Professor at Trident University International in Healthcare Informatics and Business Systems Analyst Lead for Cardiology at major Healthcare System. Dr. Smoot is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Interactive Healthcare Designs, which develops innovative technologies for healthcare in the space of Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality and Human Computer Interaction.
Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA – is a health information management (HIM) professional with over 30 years of healthcare experience in healthcare consulting, revenue cycle operations, electronic health record (EHR) applications, document management, and project management. Manny has served in administrative, interim management, and consulting capacities within large academic and urban hospitals. His experience in the healthcare industry has focused on improving operational and financial performance in a variety of healthcare settings. Manny is the HIM Director for Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, Arizona.