Like Liam Neeson (LN) in the film Taken, Jeannie Williams, RN, has acquired a particular set of skills over a very long career, skills that she relies on time and again to hunt down bad actors. However, in Jeannie’s case, these bad actors are not found onscreen, but in real life. They are diseases of unmet need like cancer, severe oral mucositis, neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)/motor neuron disease (MND), inflammatory bowel disease, and endometriosis to name but a few.
In 2017, EpicentRx took a turn for the nurse, the nurse in this case being Jeannie Williams, when it hired her, and the company has not looked back ever since.
A force of nature and of nurture, Jeannie is always ‘all in’ when it comes to patient care, whether that involves saving the lives of wounded soldiers during a mass casualty (or, as Jeannie puts it, MASCAL) event in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, or assuming a lead role as Director of Clinical Operations at EpicentRx to advance the therapies, AdAPT-001 and RRx-001/nibrozetone, through late-stage clinical trials.
Superheroes sometimes wear masks, as this picture of Jeannie below in Iraq demonstrates, because of the nuclear, biological, and chemical (or again, as Jeannie puts it, NBC) risks that were present at that time.
Behind the mask—and you’ll just have to take our word on this—is the warmest, funniest, most energetic and committed superwoman you’d ever hope to find. Which is great news for patients. Because Jeannie—and stop us if you’ve heard this before—has acquired a particular set of skills over a very long career, skills that she will not hesitate to use on their behalf against the most dreaded and feared diseases and medical complications around.
So, in honor of Jeannie, EpicentRx wishes all the men and women who served and continue to serve this country, a happy Veteran’s Day, and a sincere thank you for your service and your sacrifice.