Caitlin Costello MSc, Hon.BSc is a graduate of the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences program at the University of Guelph. Throughout her graduate studies, Caitlin worked as a study coordinator on two separate clinical trials at the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit (HNRU) on campus. Her area of specialization is the safety and efficacy testing of natural health products and their ability to help prevent and manage chronic diseases. She has considerable experience in clinical research which includes, but is not limited to study design and planning, data collection and organization, statistical analysis and research team management.
Ms. Costello’s current role with Paul Dick & Associates, as the Scientific Affairs Coordinator, has provided her with extensive experience in the animal health industry working with both large multinational corporations, and small start-up companies. She is involved with all aspects of product development including the preparation of literature reviews, technical reports (e.g. scientific white papers, strategic business plans, product development plans, regulatory strategy reports, market assessments, and gap analysis reports), and, protocol writing and GCP-monitoring for clinical trials.
In addition, she is experienced in the preparation for, and attendance of pre-submission meetings with the Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), communication with regulatory agents at both the VDD and CFIA, and, preparation of regulatory dossiers for the CFIA. Ms. Costello has also completed a number of corporate outreach activities on behalf of large organizations such as the National Research Council (NRC).