Founder and President of Whitsell Innovations, Inc.
Robin Whitsell, BA, BPh, is the founder and president of Whitsell Innovations (WI), a medical writing firm headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with employees in 13 states. She has 20 years of industry experience, including specialization in medical writing and regulatory submission strategies for the life science industry. Ms. Whitsell is a frequent speaker on these topics at venues such as the DIA annual meeting, the DIA Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications Forum, and the American Medical Writers Association Medical Writing & Communication Conference.
Prior to founding WI, Ms. Whitsell was the assistant director of preclinical & clinical development at Inspire Pharmaceuticals, a team lead at Glaxo Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline), and a clinical research associate at PAREXEL International CRO.
Ms. Whitsell was named a 2016 “Remarkable Woman” by Chapel Hill Magazine and was a 2011 winner of the Count Me In pitch competition for entrepreneurs. She serves on the board for the Diversity Alliance for Science and is a former board member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association RTP Chapter. Ms. Whitsell has degrees in biophysics and physics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and interned at Los Alamos National Laboratory.