The doctoral degree, which was conferred May 9 at the university’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, is the capstone to three years’ work involving academic rigor, executive mentorship, and extensive primary research. Dr. Santomauro completed her studies while continuing to oversee day-to-day operations of the global organization. The commencement ceremony was an emotional and gratifying moment for Dr. Santomauro and her family, who were also in attendance.
“I’m very proud of this accomplishment and what it means for the trajectory of our organization,” said Dr. Santomauro. “In addition to the invaluable insights gained by my research, Ancillare will benefit from an extended network of accomplished Fox peers in healthcare and supply chain management.”
“I can’t wait to see where we go from here,” added Dr. Santomauro, who intends to continue to conduct both scholarly and practitioner research geared to test new theories and produce new knowledge that will deepen the understanding of this complex supply chain.
The findings of Dr. Santomauro’s research are chronicled in her dissertation, entitled “An Exploration of the Global Clinical Trial Ancillary Supply Chain and the Drivers of Success During the Pre, In, and Post Phases.”
Dr. Santomauro also successfully defended her dissertation earlier this Spring in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the doctoral program. Scholars and executives who steered and approved Dr. Santomauro’s work include:
- Misty Blessley, Advisory Chair, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
- Anthony Di Benedetto, Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
- Edward Rosenthal, Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
- Lynne Andersson, Associate Professor, Human Resources Management
Dr. Santomauro also said, “I’d like to personally thank my family, my friends, and my entire team at Ancillare for supporting me as I completed my doctorate, and for your continued commitment to and belief in our mission that ultimately helps patients live longer and more productive lives.”
Dr. Santomauro intends to publish her research findings in several practitioner journals in the upcoming months.