About Us

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Vision

Our vision is bold yet simple: to reduce the Pediatric Gap from 9 to 5 years, because children can’t wait.

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Mission

We drive innovation to improve and expedite pediatric drug development for the benefit of children.

History

The Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. IACT4C is funded through grants and memberships by biopharmaceutical companies, and philanthropy. IACT4C was founded in 2017. It emerged from the vision of multistakeholder leaders in pediatric drug development assembled by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  These stakeholders recognized that children needed better access to safe, effective pediatric drugs, biologics and medical devices. I-ACT4C was established to meet these needs by providing the resources necessary to conduct efficient and effective pediatric clinical trials.

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Learning Center

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Regulatory-Quality Trial-Ready Clinical Sites

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Expert Guidance on Strategy, Planning & Compliance

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Quality Improvement Initiatives

Building the Foundation

Leadership

Our leadership team drives our mission, guides our strategy and leads our people. Learn more about our Executive Team and Board Members. 

Executive Team

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Vivianna Guzman
Executive Director

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Albert “AJ” Allen
Chief Medical Officer

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Laura Lopez
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Board Members

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Elizabeth Garofalo
Chairperson

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Daniel M. Jorgensen
Vice Chair

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Martha Brumfield
Secretary-Treasurer

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James Pomfret
Chair Finance Committee

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Barry Brooks
Member at Large

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Jeff Barrett
Member at Large

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Max J. Coppes
Member at Large

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Tamorah Lewis
Member at Large

Strategic Partners

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Members

Sustaining

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General

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