The Alpha Brew - November GratitudeNovember 24, 2021
Optimism overflows across the AlphaGroup Medical Communications Agencies—AlphaBioCom, AlphaScientia, and AlphaQsci. Over the past few months, our team has gathered in person and virtually to collaborate and celebrate our ongoing success in the world of medical communications. And this October, we journeyed together for our Great Escape to South Carolina. So sit back with your favorite brew and enjoy these AlphaGroup headlines highlighting our extraordinary leaders, innovative scientists, and caring corporate community.
THE ALPHAGROUP DIFFERENCE
BEING OF SERVICE
Ed Shifflett’s “Big Sexy Racing” family racing team gather prior to the June 2021 Ironman.
Always learning – Angela with a snake waiting to watch venom harvesting for antivenom production.
OUR GREATEST ACHIEVERS
Through our series of articles sharing the remarkable stories of individual employees, we learn how each person’s greatness contributes to the overall success of our team. Here are a few highlights we are pleased to acknowledge.
Ed Shifflett, PhD, achieved a personal goal to be the best version of himself while competing in the June 6 Ironman 70.3 Virginia Blue Ridge triathlon. Following an unexpected series of race-suspending conditions and 33 months of rehabilitation and intense training, Ed qualified for the 70.3 World Championship in St. George, UT, that he participated in this past September. We wish Ed continued success in his ongoing journey to keep things in perspective and practice gratitude.
We are in awe of the research topics we uncovered in recent employee profiles. As a college student, Angela Schlegel, PhD, Scientific Technical Editor (they/them), shares that they studied bumblebee behavior and the metabolic pathways in the hallucinogenic sage species Salvia divinorum. And Katie Pieper, PhD, Principal Scientific Communications Manager (she/her), revealed her dissertation topic focused on the evolution of a selfish sex chromosome in a mushroom-feeding North American fruit fly. Who knew! We are excited to continue learning more about our other accomplished employees’ areas of study in the profiles ahead.
ROCKIN’ OUT TOGETHER
In gratitude to our outstanding team of medical and communication professionals, we gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, this October for a three-day weekend getaway. During this coastal retreat, we rolled out the red carpet for our second annual AlphaAwards and surprised our team members with other exciting adventures. A combination of excursions—including horseback riding, a helicopter tour, kayaking, sailing, golf, and more—were opportunities for our team to have fun, build morale, and reignite their mission to meet our pillars for success of Precision, Integrity, and Passion.
AlphaGroup is a team of PhD scientists, MDs, PharmDs, nurses, designers, and communications and innovation experts. Our collective genius delivers the highest-quality scientific, medical affairs, and outcomes communication services anywhere in the world. The company thrives on three pillars of success—Precision, Integrity, and Passion. Our goal is to cultivate a culture of quality, caring, cutting-edge thinking, and service across a team, reinventing the medical and scientific communications industry standard globally.