Author Archive: Jennifer Vavala


Jennifer Vavala is an accomplished leader in quality assurance, quality control, and regulatory compliance in the ever-challenging environments of pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Originally from the east coast, she came to California on a consulting job in 2018 and settled in Orange County before joining Microbiologics Virology Services Division in San Diego as the Site QA Leader. She hopes to use her 20 years of experience to manage the company’s quality systems for further expansion into clinical and pharma markets. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Millersville University and earned an MBA from Waynesburg University. She is also a certified quality auditor through ASQ. When she is not working, Jennifer enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her beau. She is an avid back-yard birder (a self-proclaimed bird nerd) and especially enjoys the dozens of hummingbirds that visit her 4 feeders.

Top 5 Success Strategies for Picking the Right CRO Partner

CRO Partnerships

When it comes to pre-clinical and clinical research in drug and therapy development, there are several areas of responsibility where sponsors may outsource key functions to a Contract Research Organization (CRO). The reasons vary, but the top two are cost…
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