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Karen Lanning

Senior Director, Clinical and Research Program Management

Clinical Development


Karen Lanning joined PICI in 2018, and is currently the Senior Director of Clinical and Research Program Management. In this role, Lanning works cross-functionally and across all levels of the organization to facilitate and coordinate efforts, drive priorities and initiatives forward, improve communication and streamline processes. She also manages many of the external partner relationships to ensure alliance programs run smoothly.

Lanning brings over 20 years of industry experience in planning, implementing, leading and evaluating complex, global projects. Previously, she was director of program management at Surface Oncology and also functioned as the alliance manager for the company. Prior to her work at Surface Oncology, Lanning was the project manager for the PD-L1 program at MedImmune, and also worked at Paragon Biomedical and Pfizer in various project management and clinical development roles.