Avallano strengthens leadership with new chief strategy officer to drive AI-powered clinical research innovation

June 26, 2024

Avallano, an AI-enabled clinical research company, today announced the appointment of Michael A. Ibara, PharmD., as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).  Dr. Ibara will lead the company's global strategic initiatives to transform the clinical trial sector with leading-edge technology solutions.

Michael A. Ibara, PharmD., Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)Dr. Ibara will lead the launch of Avallano's generative AI technologies, aimed at enhancing clinical research by addressing the challenges faced by patients, sites, and sponsors in executing clinical trials. Avallano’s solutions include personalized patient chat services, AI-driven medical information processing, founded on a market-leading approach to global privacy and patient empowerment. He’ll guide the company in balancing regulatory compliance requirements with the capabilities of explainable AI. Explainable AI helps users understand complex AI models and determine what factors influence decision-making.

"Michael’s extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and his innovative approach to data and clinical operations make him the perfect fit for Avallano," said Paul Della Maggiora, Co-Founder and CEO. "We have already benefited from Michael’s strategic vision as an advisor and confident that his leadership will help us achieve our ambitious goals and continue to provide exceptional service to our clients."

Prior to joining Avallano Dr. Ibara served as Chief Data Officer at Elligo Health Solutions, he created an innovative approach to utilize electronic health record (EHR) data for clinical trial feasibilities and operations. In addition to developing the first-ever effort to automate the collection of adverse events directly from EHRs, he has held senior leadership positions in large biopharmaceutical and CRO organizations. Dr. Ibara holds a Pharm.D. from the University of Michigan and a Fellowship from the University of North Carolina and Burroughs Wellcome Co.

"I am delighted to join Avallano at such an exciting time in the company's growth," said Dr. Ibara. "I look forward to working with the team to develop AI-driven solutions to improve clinical research and deliver innovative solutions to help patients get better value from participating in clinical trials."

About Avallano

Imagine a world where your life sciences data aren't just numbers and figures but a powerful tool to drive engagement and education. Avallano specializes in transforming your data into actionable insights and harnessing its potential to create impactful patient and community engagement apps. We're not just about data; we're about making research benefits tangible and understandable to patients and communities. Let Avallano help you turn data into action and unlock the true potential of your research network. 

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