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Formerly at the Texas Heart Institute (UT), UCSF and Penn Med, Franca Stedile Angeli, MD, PhD, has a broad technical background of more than 15 years of experience in R&D, with specific training and expertise in designing, conducting and managing pre-clinical and clinical studies; data collection (including eCOA), statistical analysis, and database management; understanding and applying regulatory, ethical, and institutional policies and procedures; supporting IND/NDA fillings; and supervising work in single and multicentric clinical trials as well in laboratory settings.

Dr. Angeli holds a PhD in Clinical and Translational Research from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and a MD from the Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil, as well as a BA in Business Administration from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas, Texas Heart Institute in Houston and a Cardiology Fellowship at the Pontificia Univeridade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.