Jaye Thompson, PhD
Clinical Trials Panel
Job Title: Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Current Employer: Proxima Clinical Research, Inc.
Ph.D. Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX (1996)
M.S. Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX (1991)
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (1987)
Dr. Jaye Thompson has over 30 years of experience in clinical research and currently serves as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., a firm assisting emerging companies in development of medical devices and drugs. Dr. Thompson was President and Founder of SYNERGOS, Inc, a contract research organization based in The Woodlands, Texas which was acquired by inVentiv Health (VTIV) in 2006. Later, Dr. Thompson was Director and Senior Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for Repros Therapeutics Inc (RPRX) and Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (OPXA). Throughout her industry and consulting experience, Dr. Thompson has advised a large number of life science companies on strategic planning, clinical product development and regulatory affairs. Dr. Thompson holds a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University and MS and PhD degrees in Biostatistics from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She served on the Governor’s Texas Emerging Technology Fund Advisory Committee.
Most useful skill sets acquired from/for your field:
Technical/professional writing, communication, resourcefulness
What I love most about my job:
It is exciting to interact with entrepreneurs who are passionate about their cutting-edge technologies. Being able to guide and focus them in their clinical and regulatory product development is rewarding.