Pharmaceutical Giants Back Researchers in Unique US Competition
LONDON, September 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Record numbers of global pharmaceutical companies and CROs, including Abbvie, GSK,
Lilly, Covance, ICON, INC Research, inVentiv Health Clinical, PAREXEL, PPD and PRA
International, have entered this year’s US Clinical Researcher of the Year, organized by
pharmaceutical media company PharmaTimes.
“This year’s record entry is a result of the outstanding collaborative effort of the
leading pharma companies and sponsoring CROs on the competition’s executive steering
committee and partnerships developed with ACRP, CenterWatch and the Society of Clinical
Research Sites, which have helped to promote engagement with their communities,” says
steering group chair Sean Morgan-Jones.
The US Clinical Researcher of the Year competition is a unique competency-based
program that invites researchers to compete head to head in a real-life challenge devised
by US clinical directors from companies including GSK, Sanofi, AZ, Alcon, Shire, MSD and
Endo Pharmaceuticals. “This is a fantastic opportunity for clinical research to showcase
their most talented people,” says Carol Parish, senior director, clinical development,
head EU and EMAP, Stiefel, a GSK company.
The finals day will take place on the 7 November, 2013, at the spectacular global
headquarters of finals hosts SAS in Cary, North Carolina. This year, special workshops
have been organized for the finalists and guests to provide additional development
opportunities and will span areas including the use of social media to assist patient
recruitment and engagement.
Prestigious awards ceremony
The evening of the 7 November will see global pharma industry representatives come
together at the prestigious Umsted Hotel, Cary, North Carolina, to hear the winners being
announced. “It will be an occasion to remember and put an important global spotlight, not
just on talented individuals and teams who made the finals but also on the companies who
they represent and the whole clinical research fraternity,” adds Sean Morgan-Jones.
Limited opportunities are available for sponsorship and a few tickets still remain. To
book tickets go to http://www.usclinicalresearcher.com/book-now or to discuss
sponsorship opportunities, contact Donna Lee Randall on +44(0)20-8487-9105 or
With thanks to our sponsors CORE, INC Research, inVentiv Health Clinical, PRA
International and SAS, and to our executive steering group, with senior representatives
from ACRP, APCR, Alcon, AstraZeneca, CenterWatch, Endo Pharmaceuticals, GSK, MSD, Shire,
Sanofi and Steifel.
SOURCE US Clinical Researcher of the Year