Valentina Butoescu, Pharm, PhD, is currently working as Clinical Research Manager at the Clinical Operations Unit (COU) - Department of Medicine at Swiss TPH. Valentina holds an MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila' Bucharest (Romania) and a PhD in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). After working for 7 years as Clinical Research Coordinator in Uro-Oncology at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc Brussels, she has joined the COU (formerly Pharmaceutical Medicine Unit, PMU) at Swiss TPH. After 4.5 years coordinating clinical monitoring activities for the MSF TB-Practecal MDR-TB trial and whose positive results for MDR-TB will change WHO treatment guidelines for this disease, Valentina currently coordinates project management and clinical monitoring of a Phase I, First in Human trial for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis. She is a member of the Safety Desk team at COU and collaborates on COU housekeeping projects.