SOURCE: SDC Clinical

SDC Clinical

January 10, 2013 09:30 ET

SDC Enhances Senior Management Team by Adding Shannon Labout as Director of Data Management & Kirk Bateman as Director of Biostatistics

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) - Statistics & Data Corporation (SDC) announced today the addition of two new members to their senior management team. Shannon Labout has joined as Director of Data Management, and Kirk Bateman as Director of Biostatistics. Shannon and Kirk will both work closely with their respective teams at SDC under the leadership of Dr. Dale W. Usner whose role has recently been expanded to Vice President of Biostatistics and Data Management. This new leadership will be a key component to the continued growth and evolution of SDC as a top-tier provider of biostatistics and data management services.

"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to welcome these exciting new additions to our team," said Dr. Usner. "Shannon has a deep knowledge of data management and the evolving industry data standards, and Kirk brings with him extensive biostatistics experience and leadership across multiple therapeutic areas. Shannon and Kirk both have proven track records of affirmative team leadership, client relationship management, and process improvement."

Prior to joining SDC, Shannon served as Senior Director of Education with CDISC and was a member of various SCDM Task Forces and before that she held data management roles at Astellas Pharma and Tyco Healthcare / Mallinckrodt. Shannon is a Certified Clinical Data Manager (CCDM) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Maryville University of Saint Louis.

Kirk previously served as Manager of Statistics at Bausch & Lomb and before that as a Senior Statistician at PPD. Kirk holds a Master of Science in Biostatistics from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Brigham Young University.

"These new additions will play a critical role in the continued growth of our organization," said Dr. Richard B. Abelson, President at SDC. "They will also soon be joined by the new position of Manager of EDC Solutions who will help ensure a seamless integration of our offerings from both a technology and service perspective. It is an exciting time to be part of our team at SDC and we are looking forward to supporting our clients during 2013 and for many years to come!"

About SDC
Statistics & Data Corporation (SDC) ( is a specialized Contract Research Organization (CRO) focused exclusively on delivering biostatistics and clinical data management services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies as well as CRO partners. SDC is committed to providing innovative biostatistics and clinical data management services with experienced teams that take ownership of your needs and provide positive engagement in your project.

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