Christine K. Pierre, president and founder of Ellicott City, Md.-based RxTrials, has been named a Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), VIP division. The honor recognizesPierre’s “outstanding leadership and commitment” within her profession, according to the New York-based network community for professional women.
Pierrefounded RxTrials in 1994 and leads the network of clinical research sites, which has conducted more than 1,000 studies in a wide range of therapeutic areas.
Known internationally for her experience and expertise in clinical research site management and patient recruitment and retention,Pierreworks with industry partners to complete studies timely and efficiently and deliver quality data to sponsors.
RxTrials is the parent company of RxTrials Institute, a national clinical research consultant and education provider. RxTrials Institute each year presents the Site Solutions Summit, a networking and business management conference.Pierreis a trainer, speaker and author, educating hundreds of research professionals every year on best practices and business success.
“It is a genuine honor to be selected as a Professional Woman of the Year by such a prestigious women’s business organization,”Pierresaid. “I share NAPW’s goals to educate and empower women and promote the healthy exchange of ideas. My own business philosophy is one of collaboration for strong and productive relationships.”
According to NAPW, only 1% of its 180,000 women members are selected for the Professional Woman of the Year honor.Pierrewas selected to representMarylandfor 2011-2012.
Pierrewas named one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in the life sciences industry by PharmaVOICE magazine in 2009. She also has been recognized as one of the top female business professionals in Maryland.