Awards & Advancement

PRA Health Sciences is named International Clinical Company of the Year

Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:54 AM

PRA Health Sciences (PRA) has been named Clinical Company of the Year at the International Clinical Researcher of the Year award ceremony in London. This is the second year in a row that PRA has won this award. PRA also swept the Clinical Team of the Year category. PRA winners include:

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PPD honored for Patient-Centric Communications on Clinical Research

Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:52 AM

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) has won recognition for a patient-centered communications campaign demonstrating the company’s commitment to helping biopharmaceutical clients deliver life-changing medical treatments.

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NIH names Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable director of the NIMHD

Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:47 AM

National Institutes of Health director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., has announced the selection of Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., as director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Dr. Pérez-Stable is expected to join NIH in September.

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Two from Chiltern win Clinical Researcher of the Year

Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:36 AM

Global CRO Chiltern has earned two Clinical Researcher of the Year (CRoY) winners in the U.K., joining the five finalists previously announced from the U.S. Sarah Jones earned the Gold Pharma in the CTA category and Helen Greenleaf earned Bronze as an Aspiring CRA. Both Chiltern Source professionals are working with Novartis.

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The tranSMART Platform wins three awards at the Bio-IT World conference & expo

Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:10 AM

The tranSMART Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing a global, open-source knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data headquartered in Wakefield, Mass., has announced that its platform won three awards at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo April 21-23 in Boston, Mass., including Best-of-Show, Best Practices and Best Poster Awards.

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Juniper Pharmaceuticals formation scientific advisory board

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:52 PM

Juniper Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapeutics that address unmet medical needs in women's health, has created a scientific advisory board (SAB) comprised of international physicians and scientists whose mission will be to provide scientific and clinical advice on the identification and advancement of product candidates for Juniper's women's health portfolio.

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Parexel wins 2015 Clinical Innovator of the Year Award

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:43 PM

Partnerships in Clinical Trials has named Parexel's Drew Garty, senior director, product management, the 2015 Clinical Innovator of the Year. The award recognizes Garty's leadership of the product development team for the company's Perceptive MyTrials Data-Driven Monitoring solution.

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BioClinica names Mukhtar Ahmed as eClinical president

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:38 PM

BioClinica, a specialty clinical trials services and technology provider, has announced that Mukhtar Ahmed, a recognized business leader within the life sciences, healthcare and technology sectors, has joined BioClinica as president of its Global eClinical Business Unit.

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John Castellani wins clinical trial diversity leadership award from National Minority Quality Forum

Friday, April 24, 2015 01:35 PM

Gary A. Puckrein, Ph.D., president and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), has presented an award to John Castellani, president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), for his demonstrated leadership to increase diversity in clinical trials. On behalf of PhRMA, and in conjunction with NMQF, Castellani spearheaded the "I'm In" campaign to build awareness, start conversations, and increase diversity in clinical trials, especially among African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic populations.

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NewLink Genetics, Merck receives Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards

Friday, April 17, 2015 01:09 PM

NewLink Genetics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing novel immunotherapeutic medicines to cancer patients globally, and Merck received two Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) awards presented during the 15th Annual World Vaccine Congress. The ViE Awards honor the efforts, accomplishments and positive contributions of companies and individuals in the vaccine industry.

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