PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - August 13, 2008) - MBS/Vox, the research-based consultancy unit of CommonHealth specializing in analysis of naturally occurring healthcare interactions, including physician-patient communication, today announced four new hires and one promotion.

CommonHealth ( is the world's leading healthcare-communications network and a WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) ( company.

New Hires

Heather Derenthal joins MBS/Vox as director of Client Services. In this position, Ms. Derenthal will be responsible for growing and maintaining a diverse client base of 20+ pharmaceutical and biotech companies, ensuring that clients' expectations are met and exceeded. Ms. Derenthal will be focusing on the cache of MBS/Vox core products, including in-office physician-patient dialogue research, as well as new group offerings focused on adherence conversations and hospital-based dialogues. Ms. Derenthal brings with her 6 years' experience in pharmaceutical marketing and research. Before coming to MBS/Vox, Ms. Derenthal served as director of Online Promotions at Compass Healthcare Communications, an online medical marketing agency located in Princeton.

New to the company's analytic group, headed by Corey Eagan, Eileen Mathis comes to MBS/Vox as a senior analyst. Ms. Mathis is completing her Master's degree in sociolinguistics from Georgetown University.

Also joining the analytic department, Jonathan Lim and Matthew DiChiara come to MBS/Vox as analysts. Mr. Lim has a background in healthcare market research. Mr. DiChiara recently graduated from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. These individuals' core responsibilities will include analyzing naturally occurring healthcare interactions using linguistic techniques. They will also be aggregating findings for client brainstorming sessions, and developing study based publications.


Karen Wagner has been promoted from senior executive assistant to associate program manager. In her new role, Ms. Wagner will be responsible for developing and managing program timelines and organizing and implementing study procedures. Ms. Wagner has been with MBS/Vox for more than a year. Previously, she was employed with EvoLogue (formerly Quantum), a sister unit of CommonHealth, for nine years.

CommonHealth comprises MBS/Vox, Altum, Carbon, CommonHealth London, CommonHealth Paris, Conectics, Earthborn, EvoLogue, Ferguson, HLS, Noesis, ProCom, Qi and Solara. The organization also maintains numerous partnerships both within and outside of the WPP network of companies.

Contact Information: Contact: Beth Paulino or Kerianne McGuire CommonHealth (973) 352-1000