“I could hardly believe the generosity of these kids and their parents,” Dave Ferdock says. “It was overwhelming that such kindness by so many, was shown to people our students didn’t even know.” He continued, "Altogether, fifty backpacks were collected and filled with a myriad of school necessities."
“For the past six years, I have been volunteering in Allentown, Pennsylvania in drug and alcohol abuse treatment facilities, says Matthew Ferdock, CEO of DataCeutics. “During the Holidays this past year, I reflected back on how many people feel the weight of loneliness and take to the bottle or reach for drugs to avoid their feelings. For them, living life is nearly impossible. Our goal as volunteers is to help them make it hour-to-hour,” he says.
Around the time CDISC was gaining momentum, my partner, and President of DataCeutics, Paul Gilbert established an internal group, the CDISC Center of Excellence (CoE) whose mission was to inform the rest of the company on new developments and challenges to implementing standards across the pharmaceutical/biotech research landscape.