Thomas J. Hochadel, Pharm.D.

Thomas Hochadel Pharm.D.


Dr. Hochadel has over 18 years of experience in the planning, management, and conduct of clinical research trials. Prior to joining Cognitive Research Corporation, Dr. Hochadel was the President of Advanced Research Corporation where he was responsible for the overall management and financial health of a full-service Contract Research Organization. Previous to that he was Senior Director, Psychiatry and Neurology, with SCIREX Corporation and Director of Clinical Operations CNS Center with Covance Inc, where he actively managed senior Project Managers, cross-functional project teams, and all clinical aspects of CNS studies. Dr. Hochadel also has six years of experience as Director of Clinical Research at Somerset Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was responsible for the generation of preclinical-to-post-marketing development plans and regulatory submissions. Dr. Hochadel was Somerset’s responsible party for two Investigational New Drug Applications and conducted more than 30 Phase I clinical studies.

Dr. Hochadel’s Phase I clinical trial experience has included multiple dose studies in healthy elderly subjects, tyramine challenge pressor tests, and extensive evaluations of transdermal systems including pharmacokinetic and wearability assessments. His expertise in Phase II-IV development is highlighted by his work in dementia, including a 48-week chronic dosing study in Alzheimers disease subjects and Nursing Home based studies targeting behavioral signs and symptoms of dementia. He also has experience with depression, mania, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Tourettes syndrome, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and sleep disorder trials. Dr. Hochadel was also the responsible party for an anti-osteoporosis compound IND and development program.

Dr. Hochadel received his Pharm.D. from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia and his BS in natural sciences from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Hochadel is a Registered Pharmacist and is frequently involved with international medical missions.


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