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CTIS, Inc. Appoints Shannon Dillon as Strategic Growth Officer

October 2nd, 2023 — CTIS, Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Shannon Dillon as the company’s new Strategic Growth Officer. Ms. Dillon brings over 25 years of experience in the Federal Healthcare sector, coupled with a proven track record of successful growth and business generation in the Small to Medium size business sector.  In her new role, Ms. Dillon will play a pivotal part in CTIS’s strategic expansion and transformation efforts.  Reporting directly to CEO Bharti Shah, she and the full BD team are set to lead CTIS into a new era of growth and innovation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Shannon to our leadership team at CTIS, Inc.,” said Bharti Shah, CEO of CTIS, Inc. “Her extensive experience and exceptional leadership in the Federal Healthcare sector make her the perfect candidate to drive our strategic growth initiatives. Ms. Dillon’s visionary approach will be instrumental in taking CTIS to new heights.”

Ms. Dillon’s career spans over two decades in the Federal Healthcare sector, where her accomplishments in the Small to Medium size business sector have been marked by significant successes in capture and pipeline development.

“I am honored to join CTIS, Inc. and to have the opportunity to work alongside such a talented team,” said Ms. Dillon. “CTIS has a long history of excellence and a strong commitment to improving healthcare outcomes. I am excited to be a part of this journey, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success.”

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CTIS Chosen as Cloud Implementation Partner to Advance Viral Disease Surveillance and Research

July 2023.  CTIS is proud to have been chosen as the cloud implementation partner to expand the NIH-supported SUNY Buffalo collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI) on its viral surveillance program.

Jamaica and the Caribbean region endure cyclic epidemics of mosquito-borne diseases, including Chikungunya, Dengue, yellow fever, and Zika. Ministries of Health (MOH) across the region constantly monitor the spread of these viruses and conduct routine surveillance for the emergence of pandemic strains of respiratory viruses including influenza and SARS-CoV-2. The University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica plays a key role in viral surveillance as it houses the National Influenza Center which provides weekly reports to the Surveillance Unit of the MOH. In addition, it has Jamaica’s only Next Generation Sequencer which is used in both surveillance and research.

The partnership with CTIS will expand the work of SUNY Buffalo’s Global Infectious Diseases (GID) Research Training Program, led by Dr. Gene Morse and in partnership with Dr. John Lindo, Chair of Microbiology at UWI and Director of the National Influenza Center, Jamaica MOH,  supported by the Fogarty International Center of NIH.  Srikanth Uppalapati, CTIS’ Chief Innovation Officer leads the effort for CTIS.

The work will allow migration of virus surveillance data to the cloud to allow for deeper analysis by researchers and trainees from multiple UWI campuses and access to richer data for new research projects. At the same time, it will provide opportunities to increase working knowledge of data migration and data manipulation in a shared computational cloud environment for tomorrow’s leaders in medical virology, an essential feature of a robust training program in any field of global health.

CTIS is excited to announce an award on the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) 5-year, $1.70B IT Blanket Purchase Agreement with Team Essex, consisting of Essex Management, Cognizance Technologies, CTIS, Peregrine, and NuAxis. The award will provide the vehicle for NCI to procure professional information technology (IT) services providing NCI with critical and complex IT services to support their scientific, business and administrative requirements.

CTIS has been supporting the NCI for over 30 years and is pleased to provide ongoing services to meet the needs of the cancer research community and help them achieve their mission to lead, conduct, and support cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives.