Current Position and Professional Functions

PhD student in the Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto


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Education and Training

Lara Chayab received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Toronto, department of Pharmacology, consecutively from 1999-2005. Following her undergraduate and graduate studies, Lara transitioned to full time employment at AstraZeneca as a global and local clinical trial leader for 7 years then moved into multiple clinical and medical roles at Hoffmann La-Roche for the past 6 years. Currently, Lara is an oncology medical manager with key strategic accountabilities of identifying and addressing relevant medical needs to assist in integrating emerging therapies into clinical practice. During her educational and professional training, Lara gained expertise in evidence generation planning, clinical trial program design, clinical operations leadership and management, patient recruitment and retention approaches, cross-functional (medical, commercial and market access) strategic molecule planning, multiple oncology and non-oncology therapeutic areas incorporating healthcare informatics, human data science and personalized healthcare approaches and a deep understanding of stages of drug development, strategic industry approaches, investment decisions, efficiency and optimization across health care sectors and compliance with global and local laws and regulations.


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Research Interests and Expertise

In her MSc research, Lara chemically probed the brain reward pathway to understand the role of the opioid system in comorbid major depressive disorder and alcohol dependence. 2005 Thesis (M.Sc.) University of Toronto, 2005. Supervisor: Dr. Claudio Naranjo; Advisor: Dr. Beth Sproule. Her current research interests are in utilization of real-world data to identify trends and generate recommendations to address critical health needs in the hopes of improving outcomes of patients with cancer. Lara truly believes that the level of knowledge and skill sets earned in academia has been at the core of her success in her professional and personal life and she is excited to partner with experts in the field to make a meaningful contribution to research and theory.

Research Project

Using real-world data to validate analysis performed in HTA reports post integration of technology in practice.

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