Recent Industry Personnel News
Columbus, Ohio-based oncology CRO Prologue named Robert Stude the company’s new vice president of clinical operations. He will be responsible for monitoring services, site services, and clinical services groups. Prior to Prologue, Stude was senior director of monitoring and clinical services at Integrium Cardiovascular Research. He also held the position of senior director of clinical services for i3 Research. Prologue also promoted Phillip Banks to senior vice president of biostatistics and data management for the CRO. As a statistician, he is charged with overseeing the biostatistics, data management, and IT departments for Prologue.
Raleigh, N.C.-based CRO Quintiles hired cardiologist and clinical investigator Christopher Cabell, M.D., to provide expertise in its medical & scientific services group within the CRO’s clinical development operations. Cabell will also provide expertise for Quintiles ECG Services.
Pennsylvania-based CRO MDS Pharma Services hired cardiologist William Wheeler, M.D., to head the company’s cardiac monitoring and safety services division in North America. He will advise clients on study protocol design, cardiac monitoring and safety, and related regulatory issues. Wheeler was Spacelabs’ chief medical officer for its clinical trials services group. Prior to Spacelabs, he was vice president and chief medical officer for Aderis Pharmaceuticals, Wheeler also worked at Quintiles in the position of vice President of cardiovascular and critical care.
UK-based CRO Premier Research Group hired Tilly Beazeley to become the company’s business development director for its UK operations. Prior to Premier Research, Beazeley worked in data management and clinical operations at Omnicare. She also held business development positions at Chiltern.
Raleigh, N.C.-based INC Research appointed David Provost as vice president of late phase services. He will lead the unit’s the phase IV, patient registries, observational outcomes studies and safety surveillance studies unit as well.
eClinical provider etrials appointed Peter Benton to chief operating officer. Benton was held the position of interim COO since July. Prior to etrials, Benton held positions at Johnson and Johnson and brings 20 years of business experience to the role from various industries including life sciences, aerospace and industrial. Benton replaced Robert Sammis, who was made vice president of the firm’s client services group. Sammis served as chief operating officer since 2003.
UK-based eClinical company ClinPhone appointed Jason Liew as associate director of business development for Scandinavia. Liew’s role will be to develop client relationships in the region and carry out business development strategies for the regional market. He brings 13 years of lifescience industry experience. Prior to ClinPhone, Liew held positions at Statwood Ltd and BIAcore AB.