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Wendi Lau, DRSc

Former Vice President, Operational Improvement & Reporting Excellence
Wendi Lau is the former vice president of Operational Improvement & Reporting Excellence at Astellas Pharma. Ms. Lau has more than 28 years of experience in clinical research.  She has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Clinical Operations and Medical Writing.  More recently, Ms. Lau headed a new organization, Business Operations and Portfolio Analytics, to drive operational excellence, proactively support information management and deliver analytical tools to empower proactive and strategic decision-making.
Ms. Lau received a bachelor degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, a masters degree in biology and a doctoral degree in regulatory science at the University of Southern California. Her thesis was on the views of industry regarding the implementation of decentralized clinical trials. She has also conducted research on electronic informed consent and opportunities for automation and has co-authored 6 original research articles and authored a book chapter on the regulation of autologous stem cell transplantation.