The 2015’s PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year—The Americas awards will be presented Feb. 26 in North Carolina.
More than 40 top researchers from CROs including Chiltern, Covance, INC Research, Parexel, PPD, PRA Health Sciences and Quintiles—as well as from Shire, Vince & Associates, Four Rivers Clinical Research, MANA Consulting and Otonomy—will gather to compete across six categories: clinical research coordinator, new clinical research associate, experienced CRA, project manager, strategic partnership team and company team.
The competition is organized by an independent executive steering committee drawn from senior industry leaders from big and small pharma, CROs and professional membership associations including ACRP and DIA. Finalists will go head-to-head during a one-day real-time challenge (devised by clinical directors from pharma companies) at the global headquarters of competition partners SAS in North Carolina; the winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony later that day at the Umstead Hotel on the SAS campus.
Eileen Daniel, executive director of clinical operations at Nektar Therapeutics and steering group chair for the competition, said, “I am eager to meet the talented people traveling to the Clinical Researcher of the Year finals. It is a great satisfaction to get to know clinical researchers who embrace their profession for sure but also place a high value on their own professional development.”
“Year after year, we see evidence of adaptation and contemporary approaches to problem-solving in the ideas Clinical Researcher of the Year competitors put forward,” she said. “This is so encouraging to see.”
Susan Romberg, vice president of global clinical development at Chiltern, which has five colleagues up for awards, said, “Our nominees have put forth a tremendous effort to earn a chance to compete in the finals and they deserve recognition as some of brightest performers in our industry."
Tickets to the awards event can be purchased at http://www.usclinicalresearcher.com/Attend.aspx
Organizers helping PharmaTimes with its Clinical Researcher of the Year—The Americas include ACRP, APCR, AstraZeneca, Benchmark Research, CenterWatch, Chiltern, DIA, GSK, ICON, IOACR, Merck, Nektar, SAS, Shire, Trevanic, The Avoca Group, Pfizer, PMG Research, PRA Health Sciences, Quintiles and Sanofi.