Our Services.

SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT.

We are your collaborative partner to enhance the health care provider dialogue to improve patient care.

Different by design, we build long-term client relationships grounded in superior service.

An engaged senior management team instills a culture of ownership and accountability, implementing every project with strategy, creative program design, and flawless execution.

Let us show you how our capabilities, agility, talent, and experience create a significant difference!

Creating a significant difference in your health care communications

 

Founded in 2004, p-value is a privately owned, full-service medical communications agency certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We are dedicated to providing our clients with significantly different service. We are the “right-sized” business to provide the strategic, tactical, and executing services of a large organization while operating like an agile, detailed, and efficient “boutique” firm.

Our TEAM. 
Significantly Different Client LEADERSHIP

  • Linda Corvari, PharmD, President & Managing Director

    Linda Corvari earned her PharmD from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now the University of Sciences) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although she has experience in both retail and hospital environments, she has devoted her professional career to medical communications services. Her diverse experience includes the following:

    •Pharmaceutical sales representative for Eli Lilly – Anti-infectives, Antidepressants, Antihistamines (3 yrs)

    •Clinical services for PCS Health Systems, servicing managed care and large employer groups (2 yrs)

    •Account services, medical advertising (3 yrs)

    •Account services, medical communications (25 yrs)

    •Founder and President, p-value communications

    By combining her clinical education and experience with her marketing acumen, Linda provides clients with innovative strategies to differentiate their products from the competition. She also devotes unsurpassed service to opinion leaders, as she respects their positions in academia and their focus on improving patient outcomes.

    Linda founded p-value communications in 2004 to set new standards in flawless execution and client/thought leader services. She provides the strategic direction, identifies the unique clinical needs, and develops the opinion leader advocacy for brands utilizing her robust experience on both domestic and global levels. She instills accountability and exceptional service within the internal team members. She and her teams define “significant difference” in health care communications and are dedicated to resetting your expectations in innovative learning experiences and flawless delivery.

  • Patrick DeFeo, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Patrick DeFeo is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at p-value. Patrick received a bachelor of science degree from Rider University in finance and accounting. He has extensive experience as a senior operations and financial management executive, both international and domestic. He has spent more than 20 years of his professional career within the medical communications field. Patrick has a wide range of strategic planning and tactical knowledge, including operational management, financial systems, contract negotiations, employee motivation, recruitment, and organizational development.

    Patrick began his career spending several years in various public accounting positions where he was directly responsible for the management of small business accounting teams. Prior to joining p-value, Patrick was the Vice President of Operations for a medical communications agency in Princeton, New Jersey, where he sat on the Board of Directors and was directly responsible for the management of the Operations, Creative, and Client Services departments.

    Patrick’s extensive experience encompasses all aspects of operations as well as sourcing, compliance, and financial reporting. His leadership ability helps drive strategic change to meet organizational goals in a continuously changing environment. This background has provided Patrick with the skills and understanding required to meet the specific needs of p-value’s healthcare clients.

  • Mary-Beth Infante, Vice President, Account Services

    Mary-Beth Infante joined p-value in May 2010 as Vice President, Account Services. She has extensive experience in promotional medical education across various therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular disease (hypertension), immunology (rheumatoid arthritis), neurology (epilepsy, migraine, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis), gastroenterology (inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease), hepatology (hepatitis B and C), and dermatology.

    As a seasoned client-focused professional, Mary-Beth is uniquely qualified to provide clients with innovative and effective communication and education solutions for a broad range of strategic brand needs, across every stage of the product life cycle. Her long-term relationships with clients, faculty, and authors are built on the trust and confidence she inspires that expectations will be surpassed and results will be achieved.

    As the account department leader, her collaborative style maximizes the strengths of cross-functional team members and external partners, ensuring on-strategy and on-budget delivery of each initiative. Her everyday goal is to raise the bar for the p-value standard of significantly different health care communication.

  • Christine Kerrigan, Vice President, Operations

    Christine Kerrigan is Vice President, Operations, for p-value. Christine has been with p-value since 2005. Christine began her career in Project Management, and moved quickly into Account Management where her project planning, team leadership, and on-site execution became a benchmark for other employees.

    In her current role, Christine’s primary responsibilities are to manage internal resources, assist with new business opportunities, and supporting account teams. She interacts daily with teams to ensure efficiencies, best practices, and quality during the development and execution of all projects. She is also responsible for creating and managing standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure consistency among teams.

    Prior to p-value, Christine was with Cardinal Health in Wayne, New Jersey. She holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Virginia Tech.

  • Trina Saiya, Vice President, Meeting Operations

    Trina Saiya is Vice President of Meeting Operations for p-value. In this role, she manages the complete meeting and event needs of the company, overseeing a multifunctional department of 30 people and more than 26,000 projects annually worldwide. She has been with the company, and directly responsible for overseeing logistical planning and meeting execution, since 2006.

    Trina brings more than 20 years of experience in the hotel, meeting, and event planning industry, having served clients in the pharmaceutical, financial, and real estate sectors. She is skilled in event planning, account management, and project management, and she has developed procedures that assure the highest quality standards in meeting planning. Her wide diversity of experience includes gala dinners, president’s club events, holiday parties, incentives, training seminars, executive dinners, product launches, satellite broadcasts, museum events, book signings, wine tastings, and sporting events.

    At p-value, Trina’s department handles hotel/venue sourcing and contracting, meeting and event planning, multimedia services, travel fulfillment, and Speaker’s Bureau programs. By establishing a preferred supplier program, Trina has procured and maintained strategic agreements with essential suppliers in order to best meet clients’ needs.

  • Brian Scaglione, PhD, Vice President, Scientific Services

    Brian Scaglione joined p-value in 2016 as Vice President, Scientific Services, to lead the clinical team. He received his doctorate degree in immunology from Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, where his research focused on the role of B and T cells in cancer and autoimmunity. He then completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he investigated novel approaches to inducing immune tolerance through microRNA regulation.

    After leaving academia, Brian transitioned to the medical communications industry, where he demonstrates his exceptional skill in combing through data and working with key opinion leaders to find the "medical hook,” the story that conveys to practicing physicians a product’s benefit over competitors, as supported by data as well as experts in the medical community.

    Brian brings a diverse therapeutic background to p-value, having worked on numerous brands at all stages of a product’s life cycle in medical communications and pharmaceutical advertising. He has led the content development and medical strategy for more than a dozen product launches in various therapeutic areas, with a focus in oncology and rare disease.

  • Gerard Schmitt, Vice President, Strategic Business Operations

    As Vice President of Strategic Business Operations, Jerry Schmitt brings a unique customer perspective and focus to our p-value team that enables us to deliver creative, results-oriented, and compliant solutions to our clients.

    With nearly 25 years of pharmaceutical sales and marketing management experience with industry leaders such as Pfizer and Wyeth, Jerry has a breadth of expertise spanning commercial development of late-stage pipeline assets to the marketing of multi-billion-dollar brands. His knowledge of neuroscience, women’s health, rheumatology, orthopedics, and cardiovascular disease across global, regional, and US markets enables him to be a valuable contributor to our team’s content and program development process for brand marketing, sales planning, launch planning, training/development, and opinion leader strategy.

    Jerry’s academic accomplishments include an MBA in marketing management from Saint John’s University and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Stony Brook University.

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Join our growing p-value team today

We are always searching for talented people to join the p-value team, and we treat our employees with the same respect we give our clients. On the p-value team, you’ll enjoy a fun and energized environment, career development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package including comprehensive health and retirement benefit options.

If you have experience in the health care industry, strive to be the best at what you do, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a growing team of top performers, please contact us.

p-value is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Positions Available

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    If interested in applying for a position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to resumereply@pvaluecomm.com.

  • Account Manager

    Position Overview

    The Account Manager’s primary role and responsibility is delivering projects on time, within scope, and within budget, and assisting sales efforts in obtaining and retaining clients by providing excellent client service and strategic oversight of existing and new accounts. The Account Manager is also responsible for overseeing and directing the Project Management team on day-to-day implementation.

    The Account Manager has overall responsibility for managing and maintaining client relationships through focused attention to detail, team leadership, clear, concise communications, and a sense of urgency. The Account Manager serves as the main point of contact for clients of all levels within the organization, including commercial and medical teams. As the central point of contact, the Account Manager must lead all team direction and relay client direction and requests to the team in a timely manner and with defined next steps/deliverables.

    The Account Manager must have a thorough understanding of the client’s brands and, to a lesser degree, the therapeutic area/focus of the brand in order to understand and support their strategic goals and objectives.

     

    Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities

    • Implement educational, advisory, and promotional activities that are in line with the clients’ objectives
    • Act as a first point of contact for clients and provide clear and timely reporting of client direction to team
    • Maintain client communication through correspondence and meetings
    • Handle all client requests in a timely, efficient, and professional manner
    • Provide direction to project management team and attend weekly status meetings
    • Develop proposals and budget estimates based on client needs
    • Manage project budgets; monitor accounting reports
    • Manage multiple projects effectively
    • Travel to program locations and provide on-site management
    • Assist in developing sales presentations for current and prospective clients
    • Ensure that all services are delivered per contractual agreement

     

    Education or Equivalent:

    • 4-year Bachelor’s degree

     

    Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

    • 3-6 years' related pharmaceutical experience in the medical education industry
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage people effectively
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Ability to work extended hours to meet clients’ business needs, if needed. Travel required

     

    ***All applicants must have prior experience in medical communications. Only applicants with relevant experience will be considered

  • Project Manager

    Position Overview

    The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to ensure the delivery and tactical implementation of project elements while keeping within budget and maintaining timelines. Project Managers implement and supervise communications with meeting attendees and vendors, and manage recruitment and production on multiple projects.

     

    Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities

    • Manage multiple projects; responsible for meeting the deliverables outlined in a program’s proposal
    • Responsible for implementing educational, advisory, and promotional activities for pharmaceutical clients
    • Manage faculty recruitment and communication
    • Responsible for audience generation; monitor recruitment and implement recruitment methods as needed
    • Responsible for developing, updating, and managing timelines
    • Coordinate production of all meeting materials
    • Supervise and manage project budgets and track expenditures; coordinate spend reporting
    • Attend weekly status meetings with team; prepare weekly status report of projects
    • Interface, on a project-by-project basis, with internal staff and shared-services personnel, including meeting planners, project coordinators, and all other staff necessary to meet project objectives; serve as primary contact for Account Manager and Clinical Team
    • Research and initiate vendor selection; manage vendors for duration of project
    • Route all materials to copyediting and fact-checking
    • Travel to program locations and provide on-site management of logistical services and participants

     

    Education or Equivalent:

    • 4-year Bachelor’s degree

     

    Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

    • 1-2 years’ project management experience in the medical communication industry (will consider experience in a pharmaceutical-based advertising agency)
    • Self-motivated
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage people effectively
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Ability to work extended hours to meet clients’ business needs, if needed. Travel required
  • Associate Medical Director

    Position Overview

    The Associate Medical Director will provide clinically and scientifically accurate insight in the development of promotional medical education content for peer-to-peer communications. The candidate should have excellent presentation skills and demonstrate a command of various therapeutic areas. In addition, the candidate should be able to contribute to strategic development and manage multiple simultaneous projects.

    Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities

    • Support multiple-brand projects in the development of educational or commercial materials
    • Write and annotate promotional medical education content for peer-to-peer programs
    • Support promotional claims with current and appropriate product and clinical literature
    • Present promotional materials to the client’s review committee for approval
    • Work with Program Directors on all accounts to provide clinical and scientific insight
    • Assist in the development of content for advisory board meetings
    • Develop and assure scientific accuracy of manuscripts for publication and educational materials for health care professionals, patients, and pharmaceutical sales representatives
    • Hands-on medical editing and writing

     

    Education or Equivalent:

    • Bachelor’s or advanced degree

     

    Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

    • 2-5 years’ related pharmaceutical experience, preferably in the medical education industry
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Travel required

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To discuss our services or schedule a capabilities presentation, please contact:

Jerry Schmitt

Vice President, Strategic Business Operations

p-value communications

jschmitt@pvaluecomm.com

 

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CONTACT  US.

p-value communications

240 Cedar Knolls Road

Suite 200

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927, USA

1.973.984.6129

1.973.984.6489 fax

info@pvaluecomm.com

Get Directions

To discuss our services or schedule a capabilities presentation, please contact:

Jerry Schmitt
Vice President, Strategic Business Operations
p-value communications

jschmitt@pvaluecomm.com