Ashfield Engage Medical Affairs welcomes Jeff Vaughan as Field Director for Medical Science Liaisons

24/05/2021

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May 2021 – Fort Washington, PA: Ashfield Engage, part of UDG Healthcare plc, a global leader in commercialization services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Vaughan, PharmD, MS as the Field Director for Medical Science Liaisons within its Medical Affairs specialist area in North America.

Jeff is charged with overseeing the expansion and management of the Field Medical programs within Medical Affairs to meet the growing needs of pharmaceutical clients throughout North America. Recognizing the important strategic role MSLs play as scientific experts across the lifecycles of companies and products, Ashfield Engage is committed to the MSL space and accelerating our premier outsourced offering with this hire.

Expanding Ashfield Engage’s footprint

“I am delighted to join the Ashfield Engage team. I am very impressed with the level and diversity of talent here and the top-town leadership that creates such an inviting culture in which to work and contribute. My goal is to expand the footprint for Ashfield Engage in the Field Medical space, but also to listen to the teams, particularly when it comes to process improvement and finding areas where we can enhance our collaborations.”

Jeff Vaughan, Field Director for Medical Science Liaisons

A Wealth of Experience

Jeff brings a rich skill set to the task, having worked on both the clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry sides of healthcare. He started his career after receiving his PharmD from the University of Houston by serving as a Clinical Pharmacy Director as an Air Force Officer. In this position, he treated both clinicians and trained experts in the fields of cardiometabolic disease, trauma medicine and internal medicine. While in the Air Force, he also served as co-chair on numerous P&T committees, affecting DoD formulary decisions regionally and nationally. While serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida, LECOM and FAMU, he pioneered several pharmacy/post-doctoral residency programs.

A subsequent Master’s Degree in Forensic Technology from the University of Florida offered him the opportunity to provide expert witness testimony in numerous cases ranging from medication overdoses to medical malpractice.

Jeff has served as Regional and National Director for several pharmaceutical companies, since leaving the Air Force, leading and mentoring MSL teams in the areas of cardiology, nephrology, pulmonology, hematology and rare disease. According to Jeff, he has worked with teams to establish not only their clinical expertise but also the important soft skills needed when developing collegial relationships with healthcare professionals, which allows for effective scientific discussions and data presentations.

Jeff will report to Amy, working from his Tampa, Florida location.

Diversity and depth of experience

“Jeff’s diversity and depth of experience will give our MSL teams and Medical Affairs service offerings the strengthened leadership for both our strategic development and tactical execution to better serve our clients. His ability to develop the skills necessary for MSLs to be effective in developing peer relationships with healthcare professionals is exactly what is needed to move us forward in better serving the industry with clinical expertise and rigorous product support.” Amy Van Sant, President of Medical Affairs

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