April 2020 was quite a month! The entire world has been scrambling in a race to develop COVID-19 vaccines, drugs that alleviate the severity of the virus, and more efficient testing for it. At Navitas Data Sciences, we are proud to be a part of this group through the support we give our clients that are involved in these monumental life-saving endeavors.

We salute all our hard-working team members! We have all been affected by this current pandemic in one way or another, and we appreciate your flexibility and your perseverance. Let us take a moment to celebrate the work anniversaries of the following team members:

  • Steve Light – 26 years
  • Sharon Hall – 26 years
  • Greg Weber – 18 years
  • Tim Harrington – 14 years
  • Gordon Cunningham – 8 years
  • Jason Bishop – 7 years
  • Sri Manivannan – 5 years
  • Lynn Calhoun – 4 years
  • Murali Gangadaram – 1 year

We thank you for all you have contributed to the success of our company and the health of the world population through your diligent hard work!

Speaking of hard work, the following team members received wonderful words of admiration and gratitude from our clients:

Our congratulations to Gordon Cunningham and Brian Rock on the three thank you notes received from one of our key clients! We value and appreciate your dedicated support of the submissions you worked on. Kudos!

Hats off to Bill Conover on the huge thank you from our client. Your expertise in statistical programming, hard work, and commitment to supporting one of our long-term clients is greatly appreciated. Great work!

Congratulations to Andee Garrison on the recognition from our client’s Lead SPA! We thank you for your high-quality work and the extra effort you gave to meet the challenging timelines. Bravo!

As our business continues to grow to meet the demands of these crucial times, so does our workforce. Please join us in welcoming the following new team members:

  • Ed Drumheller - Senior Systems Administrator - IT
  • Rob Knebel - Senior Statistical Programmer Analyst I
  • Dipti Parikh - Senior Statistical Programmer Analyst I
  • Renee Taylor - Data Manager I

Most of us have been on “stay-at-home” orders and have had to adjust to lots of unexpected changes to our daily lives. We posted a fun article on our Navitas Data Science website that many of you will relate to. If you haven’t read it yet, you should take a look: How’s it Going at Your House? -And please feel free to share some of your personal “shelter-in-place” experiences in the comments.

April’s Employee Spotlight shined on Senior Statistical Programmer Analyst Jennifer Lin, who is staying upbeat and productive in these challenging times. Learn more about your talented colleague here: Keeping Strong and Facing it All Together at Sky Fall.

Just in case you missed this timely message from Steve Light, Executive Director, Professional Services, he is interested in hearing from you regarding studies you may be working on that are incorporating COVID-19 data. Look here: An Important Message re: CDISC COVID-19 Guides

National Nurses Week is celebrated every year from May 6th to the 12th, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday, and the entire month of May is declared National Nurses Month. Never has there been a moment during our lifetime when nurses needed our appreciation more. This is the perfect time to think about doing something special for the nurses in your life or in your community.

Many establishments from Starbuck’s, Krispy Kreme, and Little Caesar’s Pizza, to Adidas, Nike, and North Face are offering special deals and discounts for healthcare workers, but in addition, several businesses are also offering discounts to those who wish to send gifts.

Here are a few suggestions with discount coupons, should you wish to do something special for the healthcare heroes in your community during National Nurses Month: A variety of coupon codes are offered on their website.

ProFlowers: Several coupon codes are available on their website.

Mrs. Fields: Receive 25% off any of Mrs. Fields’ “Heroes Collection” cookie and cake tins by using the code THANKS (valid through May 31st). Many specialized gifts for healthcare workers are available on this website, and they are offering free shipping on orders over $35 with code SHIP35PM through May 15th.

As we salute nurses all over the world, we also salute all our team members at Navitas and wish all of you a lovely, hopeful Month of May!