Advancing Medicine

with Dynamic Scientific Communications

ECIR works with its clients to enhance scientific communications for patients and healthcare providers to advance medicine and improve outcomes.

ECIR Medical Communications is a progressive agency founded by former academicians, pharmaceutical industry executives and medical communications experts to address unmet needs in the marketplace. This foundation affords our team a 360° perspective of the industry that allows ECIR to function as a creative, agile, and ultraresponsive extension of our clients’ teams, delivering a new generation of customized, creative solutions for our clients’ pharmaceutical and medical device challenges.

Our scientific team is composed of exceptional medical experts with advanced scientific degrees and clinical experience, including former KOLs, MSLs, and academicians aligned to their area of expertise. Partnered with our motivated, passionate, and detail-oriented account team, ECIR is a client-centric agency committed to providing unparalleled scientific communications solutions and customer service. Our team is agile and efficient, capable of quickly adapting to evolving strategies and projects, making us the ideal partner for your team.

Our team’s therapeutic expertise is broad but deep, including:

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Cardiology

  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Arrhythmia
  • Hyponatremia
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Endocrinology

  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Hyponatremia (SIADH)

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Respiratory

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


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Dermatology

  • Actinic keratosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Atopic dermatitis


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Gastroenterology

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
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Neurology

  • Stroke
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)


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Otolaryngology

  • Nasal polyposis
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Chronic nasal inflammatory disease
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Nephrology

  • Anemia
  • Hyponatremia



What We Do

Strategic
Planning

Advisory
Forums

Scientific
Strategy

Congress
Strategy

HCP Mapping
and Identification

Customer
Facing Assets

Managed
Care

“I needed an agency partner that could see the big picture while at the same time was seamless in executing. The ECIR team was the ideal partner for developing our new disease awareness campaign. From start to finish, they provided thoughtful and proactive approaches to address our needs–ultimately making the campaign that much stronger.”

Lauren Millette, PhD, Director, Medical Alignment, Respiratory, Genentech

“The ECIR team is the perfect strategic-catalyst medical communications agency, as they take charge of projects immediately upon initiation. Their team members bring robust scientific and strategic understanding, allowing for versatility and flexibility in the projects we collectively work on together, including congress planning, advisory boards, and podcasts.”

Raweesh Chaudhary, BPharm, MBA CCPE, Director, Medical Alignment, Cardiovascular, AstraZeneca

Leadership

At ECIR, we recognize that scientific communications is a diverse, evolving field necessitating that agencies remain abreast of these changes and rapidly integrate changes into ongoing and pipeline initiatives. In addition to strengthening our focus on the items above, our team is committed to remaining at the forefront of this evolution. We have adapted to the economic and regulatory changes of the times while remaining creative, dynamic, and flexible to meet clients’ needs. Our platform is sensitive both to your requirements and those of relevant external organizations to ensure that our programs are both relevant and compliant.

“We have assimilated a passionate, devoted team of talented scientific communications experts committed to further our mission improving outcomes. Common across all our teams is a relentless desire to please our clients by helping them reach their goals. This approach has afforded ECIR the great privilege of developing both rewarding relationships with our clients and warm, enjoyable culture.”

-Benjamin Epstein, PharmD, BCPS, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Our Leadership Team

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Benjamin J. Epstein,
PharmD, BCPS

President, Chief Scientific Officer

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Tina Sodha,
PharmD

Vice President, Director of Client Services

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Rushab Choksi,
PharmD

Co-Founder & Board Member

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Featured Staff

Key Scientific
Staff

Key Scientific
Staff

Cassie Bozeman, PharmD
Kristi Green, MS
Julia Harder, PharmD
Shivani Salvi, PharmD
Carol Smyth, MB BCh BAO M

Select Client Experts

Select Client Experts

Rebecca Holloway
Kymberlie Lobacz
Jay Rivera
Kristin Vargas, MBA

PharmD
Fellows

PharmD
Fellows

Gerald (J.T.) Gerard, PharmD
Ilona Kravtsova, PharmD
Ashna Ramanlal, PharmD
Christopher Ullum, PharmD

Operations
Staff

Operations
Staff

Ana Acevedo
Polly Rolison


ECIR Fellowship Program

Purpose

This cutting-edge, 24-month fellowship provides training and exposure to various aspects of medical affairs and scientific communications. The program is structured to assist the fellow in identifying career opportunities within the pharmaceutical industry while learning and working in a fast-paced environment.

Overview

Fellows in medical communications utilize their clinical knowledge in the development of content for health care-related publications, meetings and congresses, and digital media for a variety of audiences. Because our clients are diverse, every day brings a new challenge and a new opportunity.

Be Part

of our Team

At ECIR Medical Communications, the unique qualities of our associates are recognized and highly valued. Members of our team are recognized for their passion and enthusiasm in making the workplace fulfilling. Our staff is committed to building lasting relationships that focus on producing results.

ECIR is an equal opportunity employer that rewards individuals committed to excellence. If you are looking to join a team of passionate individuals in the growing field of medical communications, please forward your resume to careers@ecirmed.com.

A New Generation

of Medical Communications

3550 University Blvd, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Phone: 904.854.1354
Fax: 904.854.1355

Get In Touch

For further information on capabilities or to request a quote, please contact info@ecirmed.com.