Our medical doctors are at the very heart of our business. They develop new therapies for life-threatening diseases, they manage clinical trials and are responsible for the safety of our medicines. Our medical doctors also have the important task of sharing new insights with physicians all over the world. In short, our medical doctors play a key role in all the different stages of the drug development process.
The success of Novo Nordisk is built on more than 90 years of innovation and commitment to patients. Our medical doctors contribute to this success by making it possible to deliver even better treatments for conditions such as diabetes, haemophilia, growth disorders, obesity and other chronic conditions. We currently employ over 700 medical doctors within three primary areas: Medical & Science, Global Medical Affairs, and Global Safety.
In Medical & Science, medical doctors are managing cross-organisational clinical research and development strategies for the medicine they are responsible for. In later phases, they collaborate closely with other experts to interpret clinical trial data and participate in the reporting of data to health authorities. They are also responsible for the publication of clinical trial data and interaction with scientific experts and health authorities to achieve the best possible clinical development programmes.
Regine Bergholdt started her career as a physician, a path which eventually led her to becoming a medical manager at Novo Nordisk within clinical development and trials. In her 20+ years at Novo Nordisk, Regine has held a number of different positions. Hear her talk about the benefits of being able to start new careers within the same company, as well as how working on new ways to treat chronic diseases keeps her motivated.
In Global Medical Affairs, medical doctors are an integral part of the development and commercialisation of new products. They play a critical role in supporting our clinical activities, ensuring consistent communication across all phases in our clinical trial programmes, including material for medical education and for international congresses. In addition, an important task is to provide guidance on disease areas and existing products to colleagues in order to ensure that the development of our marketing materials is based on the latest scientific data.
Troels Jensen is a Global Medical Director in Medical Affairs. Troels is a medical doctor, and uses his expertise in his current role, by conducting scientific communication and medical education for healthcare professionals. Listen to Troels talk about how his department helps healthcare professionals make the best choices for their patients.
In Global Safety, medical doctors are monitoring adverse events reported in clinical trials and in the market to ensure that our products are of the highest quality and pose the lowest possible risk to patients. Medical doctors in Global Safety advise on relevant mitigating actions to prevent or minimise the adverse events. They also play a key role during signal detection and the preparation of periodic safety update reports, as well as answering requests from regulatory authorities and assisting in the filing process of new medicines.
Wasim Anwar is a Manager in Global Safety, R&D, ensuring our products are safe for patients to use. Check out Wasim as he talks about how his past work as a physician taught him to see patients as individuals, an important thing to remember when working with patient populations that number into the millions.