Our Amazing Sponsors

Popup Star would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.  We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous donations and commitment to making clinical research a care option. Our sponsorship levels are: Trailblazer >$50,000+, Innovator $25,000-$49,999, Champion $15,000-$24,999, Change Agent$5,000 (provides sponsorship for a single team), Contributor “Gift In Kind” support of the event, Torch Bearer Gala Sponsor


Greater Gift

Coordinating Organization

Our mission is to advance global health and highlight the greater good of clinical trial participation by gifting a vaccine to a child in honor of every clinical trial volunteer and the clinical research professionals that make it possible. Since 2010, Greater Gift has donated over 85,000 vaccines to children in developing countries as a way to give back and thank the volunteers and professionals who participate in clinical trials and contribute to the advancement of health worldwide.


Brett Shamosh

VP, Health Tech Products, PulsePoint


For the first 15 years of his career, Brett Shamosh had guided the creation, management and distribution of digital content and applications for media companies such as the NHL, Oxygen, CSTV (CBS College Sports) and Tango Media. At the age of 16, Brett was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a chronic digestive disease that impacts quality-of-life. During a flare of his disease in 2009, he developed a symptom tracking iPhone app to provide better data to his doctor and learn more about his symptoms, medications and diet.  In 2010, Brett started WellApps, a health technology company that focused on mobile management of chronic diseases. Medivo (now Prognos) acquired WellApps in 2012 and Brett joined the team as VP, Product Development. Since then, Brett has been Head of Product at Quartet Health and he is now leading the transformation of a programmatic ad tech company into a health tech company as VP Health Tech Products.


Patrick Tobin

EVP, Creative Director, FCBVIO

Patrick considers New York “home” today, though it took a few cross-country promotions and the invention of the Internet to get him here. This New England native received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston where he successfully launched his early advertising career.

But he left the cold behind, when he moved west to Silicon Valley to join monster.com as creative director. Monster was an early internet success where Patrick led a multidisciplinary creative team for four years. Pioneering in the digital space, building creative microsites, on-line marketing programs for clients such
as Universal Studios, The Cheesecake Factory, Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, and Genentech. Digital life
on the west coast prepared him for his next career chapter, which started when he joined FCB Health.

A 15 year FCB Health veteran, Patrick has played a major role in the success of many well-known brands over the years. This has provided him with experience in key creative disciplines that include strategy, branding, messaging, first-in-class product launches, orphan drug marketing, global creative development, professional, DTC and integrated campaign execution. 

He possesses a wide range of therapeutic experience that includes diabetes, oncology, rare diseases, nutrition, cardiovascular disease, women's and men’s health.

His global and US launch experience includes: Repatha US and WW (Amgen), Opdivo WW, Evotaz US, Nulojix WW and Erbitux US (BMS); Januvia US, Zocor US, Fosamax US and WW (Merck); Odomzo WW (Novartis); 
Stendra and Xiaflex US (Auxilium); and Seasonique WW (Teva).

When not in Manhattan, Patrick can be found enjoying the peace and quiet of South Carolina, or on Cape Cod, surrounded by his very large, boisterous family (who wish he’d just move back to Boston).