Monicca Shanthanelson, PhD, CMPP

Director, Scientific Services
MedThink SciCom


As Director of Scientific Services, Monicca is responsible for providing departmental oversight; establishing and maintaining procedure, performance, and quality standards for staff; and supporting the professional growth of staff and the organization. She also provides scientific strategy and direction, overseeing development of content for multiple initiatives driven by pharmaceutical medical communications, publications management, and medical affairs. Monicca has over 14 years of experience in scientific communications. She has lead development of strategic portfolio and product scientific communications platforms, global scientific communication planning, publication planning and implementation, DSE, and field based medical communication materials. Her areas of expertise include neurology, oncology, immune-oncology, and rheumatology. Before she joined MedThink SciCom, Monicca was a scientific lead at Inventiv Medical Communications where she led development of advisory board materials, RML resources, disease-state education and speaker bureau content. Monicca earned her PhD in Neuroscience from Stony Brook University and completed her postdoctoral training there studying the role of NMDA and serotonin receptors in synaptic plasticity in lumbar motoneurons. She is credentialed as a Certified Medical Publication Professional (CMPP™) through the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals.

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