SDC Enhances Senior Management Team by Adding Shannon Labout as

SDC Enhances Senior Management Team by Adding Shannon Labout as
Director of Data Management & Kirk Bateman as Director of
TEMPE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 --  Statistics & Data
Corporation (SDC) announced today the addition of two new members to
their senior management team. Shannon Labout has joined as Director
of Data Management, and Kirk Bateman as Director of Biostatistics.
Shannon and Kirk will both work closely with their respective teams
at SDC under the leadership of Dr. Dale W. Usner whose role has
recently been expanded to Vice President of Biostatistics and Data
Management. This new leadership will be a key component to the
continued growth and evolution of SDC as a top-tier provider of
biostatistics and data management services.  
"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to welcome these
exciting new additions to our team," said Dr. Usner. "Shannon has a
deep knowledge of data management and the evolving industry data
standards, and Kirk brings with him extensive biostatistics
experience and leadership across multiple therapeutic areas. Shannon
and Kirk both have proven track records of affirmative team
leadership, client relationship management, and process improvement." 
Prior to joining SDC, Shannon served as Senior Directo
r of Education
with CDISC and was a member of various SCDM Task Forces and before
that she held data management roles at Astellas Pharma and Tyco
Healthcare / Mallinckrodt. Shannon is a Certified Clinical Data
Manager (CCDM) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational
Leadership from Maryville University of Saint Louis.  
Kirk previously served as Manager of Statistics at Bausch & Lomb and
before that as a Senior Statistician at PPD. Kirk holds a Master of
Science in Biostatistics from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor
of Science in Statistics from Brigham Young University.  
"These new additions will play a critical role in the continued
growth of our organization," said Dr. Richard B. Abelson, President
at SDC. "They will also soon be joined by the new position of Manager
of EDC Solutions who will help ensure a seamless integration of our
offerings from both a technology and service perspective. It is an
exciting time to be part of our team at SDC and we are looking
forward to supporting our clients during 2013 and for many years to
About SDC
 Statistics & Data Corporation (SDC) (
is a specialized Contract Research Organization (CRO) focused
exclusively on delivering biostatistics and clinical data management
services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device
companies as well as CRO partners. SDC is committed to providing
innovative biostatistics and clinical data management services with
experienced teams that take ownership of your needs and provide
positive engagement in your project. 
For further information, contact:
Jim Townsend, MBA
Director, Business Development
480-632-5468 ext. 204 (office)
480-290-2483 (cell) 
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