Steven Candela, PhD, of Health & Wellness Partners, LLC, Named One of the 2020 PM360 ELITE 100

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.–()–Steven Candela, PhD, Vice President and Scientific Director of Health & Wellness Partners, LLC (HWP), a global medical communications company, was named as one of the 2020 PM360 ELITE 100 in the Master Educator category. The PM360 ELITE (Exceptional • Leaders • Innovators • Transformers • Entrepreneurs) represents the most influential people in the health care industry today.

Dr. Candela, who holds a PhD in psychology from Harvard University, has dedicated his career to advancing the health care industry through the creation of effective, engaging scientific and medical communications. He is a strategist and partner to his clients on both medical and marketing teams.

“Steve’s medical knowledge and insights have earned the respect of our clients, boosting HWP’s credibility and strength as a scientific agency,” said Jani Hegarty, President of HWP. “This honor is well-deserved.”

“It’s rewarding to have my work recognized,” said Candela. “I learn so much from my colleagues, our clients, and especially the thought leaders we work with every day. I’m grateful when they find educational value in what I’ve done. I hope these educational collaborations truly lead to better patient care.”

The PM360 ELITE 100 awards were established in 2015 to recognize individuals who have made a significant impact on the health care industry throughout their careers. More than 500 submissions were received. Nominees were evaluated and selected based on their accomplishments; testimonials from their bosses, clients, and colleagues; and supporting evidence that reflects the impact of their efforts. A total of 100 winners were selected across 18 categories.

“Our ELITE winners epitomize the very best of our industry,” said Anna Stashower, CEO and Publisher of PM360. “We are incredibly thankful for everything they do and proud to honor all of their achievements.”

The winners were profiled in PM360’s May 2020 issue. Read Dr. Candela’s profile online here:


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