Jennifer Byrne

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Founder & President

Jennifer Byrne is the President and Founder of Greater Gift. She is dedicated to expressing gratitude to medical heroes, trial volunteers, and life science individuals who are active in advancing health and has created a way to say, “thank you” through Greater Gift. Jennifer is highly committed to the transformation of clinical research as a care option (CRAACO) for all patients within their natural continuum of care and strives to improve the clinical trials enterprise by increasing the value of the ecosystem.

Formerly, Jennifer was the Chief Executive Officer of PMG Research, Inc. (PMG). During her 25-year tenure, PMG conducted over 7,500 clinical trials which included 150,000 trial participants across the development of hundreds of compounds and medical devices. Jennifer and her team established PMG Research as a market leader and health care institution partner of choice. With her leadership, PMG Research successfully transitioned to both a private equity investor, and to become part of a global contract research organization, ICON plc.

Currently, Jennifer is CEO and Board Chair of Javara, an Integrated Research Organization (IRO) that offers comprehensive clinical research services to better align population health initiatives across value-oriented healthcare systems. Her career has been devoted to leading organizations, building teams and cultivating partnerships centered on advancing the clinical research enterprise; namely to better connect patients and providers to clinical trials.

Jennifer has been recognized as a CenterWatch Top 20 Innovator and has been a keynote speaker at Stanford’s MedicineX. She currently serves as an Advisory Board member to CISCRP, ACRP, NC Biotech Piedmont Triad and the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Beyond the clinical trials industry she is an active board member for Summit School, an independent K-9 school located in Winston-Salem, NC. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Texas A&M University. When she is not sharing her love for clinical research, she enjoys running.

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