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When She Founded with Somer Hamrick, CEO & Founder of Channel Clinical is an insider view on what it really takes to start and scale a company in STEM. Each episode takes a deeper look into one such business venture and the woman who started it. Industry mavens describe their personal path to entrepreneurship through one-on-one conversations with a host who has been figuring it out herself. Somer Hamrick launched her own company in early 2019. With 20 years’ experience in business development and half that specifically in global health and clinical research, Somer found herself having to reach outside the life science community for support and mentorship. She created When She Founded as a platform to share what she has learned and is still learning, on her journey. This podcast demystifies some of the steps for female founders in industries where representation is lacking.

Jun 19, 2020


COVID-19 has inevitably changed the entire world and continues to cause massive shifts as we try to keep track of where we are and where we are headed. The clinical research landscape is no exception when it comes to the impact of COVID-19. While navigating these uncertain waters, however, I have gained useful industry insights that have impacted my work at Channel Clinical and my understanding of the current state of clinical trials.


In today’s episode, I discuss what has been going on for me lately as well as updates on Channel Clinical and some of our recent deals. I share some of my industry observations related to COVID-19, my insight into the role of subject matter experts in clinical trials, and the things to consider when it comes to global health and development strategy. I also highlight a current survey Channel Clinical is launching and how you can participate.




“Really get out there if you have something that you think may be a game changer.” - Somer Hamrick





Today on When She Founded:


  • Interesting food facts that I learned over the weekend
  • The shifting landscape of COVID-19 and its impact on the clinical trial space
  • A brief survey that Channel Clinical is launching and the aim of this survey
  • Positive outcomes of this COVID-19 era, specifically when it comes to outsourcing
  • Recent Channel Clinical deals and the spaces these deals are in
  • How COVID-19 has served as a learning opportunity and the insights I have gained
  • Global health and development strategies you need to remember as we move forward beyond the pandemic
  • What to consider when it comes to strategic partnerships and proposals
  • The importance of identifying and strategically partnering with subject matter experts and opinion leaders in the space



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