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Covance Names New Periapproval Services Executives

Monday, December 29, 2008

Global contract research organization (CRO) Covance has added three new senior executive positions to its periapproval services team. The Princeton, N.J.-based company appointed Glynis Neagle, M.D., vice president for medical affairs; Robert Bader, director for product safety services; and Thomas Noto, vice president for regulatory affairs.

Neagle, who previously served as Covance’s senior director for clinical development, will oversee medical affairs, epidemiology and product safety.

Bader, formerly senior director for global pharmacovigilance and epidemiology at Cephalon, will lead phase IIIb and IV pharmacovigilance programs.

Noto, who has held various senior positions at other CROs, will oversee regulatory affairs.

Other personnel news from the clinical trial industry:

Cincinnati-based CRO Medpace named Bernard Ilson, M.D., medical director. An expert in nephrology with over 21 years experience in clinical drug development, Ilson served as chief medical officer of Cardiokine before joining Medpace.

Praxis, a Nashville, Tenn.-based patient recruitment company, appointed Megan Sturm business development manager, overseeing Praxis’ northeast U.S. and southern California territories. Sturm spent 14 years at Pfizer before joining Praxis in 2006.

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