05 Feb. 2014
WILMINGTON, N.C. (February 5, 2014) – Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced that PharmaTimes magazine named a group of PPD clinical research associates (CRAs) the 2014 Clinical Research Team of the Year.
The PPD CRAs, Cian Brennan, Amanda Fleming, Dominique Ross and Louise Smith, were selected as the top performing team from among finalists in a rigorous three-stage competition. For the finals, teams faced a series of drug development challenges and presented solutions to a panel of industry judges. Winners were determined by their responses to follow-up questions that assessed their knowledge, innovation, creativity and ability to collaborate. The award was presented during a ceremony held Jan. 30 in London.
“PPD’s focus on setting the industry standard for clinical research performance provides clients confidence in our CRAs’ knowledge and skills to conduct on-site monitoring with the highest quality,” said Roger Newbery, PPD’s vice president of clinical development for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “The PharmaTimes competition is demanding, and I credit our success to this talented team and PPD’s dedication to providing world-class training for its clinical researchers.”
Before PPD CRAs enter the field, they are prepared to monitor clinical trials with PPD’s industry-leading clinical foundation program utilizing PPD® 3D, an award-winning, virtual learning environment. For clinical research, PPD applies the latest technology and processes – such as PPD’s innovative real-time data and analysis solution PreclarusTM and adaptive and intelligent monitoring – to ensure compliance with protocols and industry standards, while delivering high-quality service to help clients advance drug development.
The Clinical Research Team of the Year recognition is the latest of several recent PharmaTimes honors earned by PPD CRAs, including the 2013 U.S. Clinical Researcher of the Year, the 2013 Clinical Research Associate of the Year and 2012 Clinical Team of the Year award.
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