Business and People July 2014


Applied Clinical Trials

Industry news focusing on the people and organizations who work in the clinical trials profession.




ZRG Partners, Inc., (West Orange, NJ) a fast-growing global company in executive search and talent management, announced the newly acquired team of: Co-practice Head Brian McGowan and Senior Associate Gary Ruffcorn in Atlanta, GA; and Co-practice Head John Blank and Senior Associate Mark Dillard in Nashville, TN.

Celerion (Lincoln, NE) announced the appointment of Robert Lester, MD, FACC, as Chief Cardiologist, Global Medical Director of Cardiac Safety Services.

Y-PRIME (Malvern, PA) announced the appointment of Russell Brierley as Product Director, Interactive Responsive Technologies and Clinical Supply Management.

Biotec Services International (Bridgend, UK) announced the addition of Martin Lamb as Commercial Director, responsible for business development, project managing, and marketing.

CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (Cincinnati, OH) announced the following new hires: Joe Mooney, Corporate Counsel; Chris Kaas, Senior Manager, Information Technology Clinical Systems; Karen Case, Senior Study Coordinator; Megan Ratley, Senior Study Coordinator; Rob Meiners, Senior Clinical Data Associate; Marek Gajda, Senior Clinical Research Associate, Poland; Margie Mullen, Regulatory Specialist II; Tommie Grotjan, Senior Study Coordinator; Jasmin Oztekin, Corporate Counsel, Europe; Silke Rottman, PhD, Auditor, Quality Assurance, Europe; and Judith Straub, Information Technology Support Specialist, Europe. CTI also announced the following promotions: Miranda Sheeks, to Assistant Manager, Study Coordination; Michael Romes to Lead Research Associate; Joseph M. McCafferty to Vice President, Sales North America; Christie Crosby to Human Resource Generalist; Brian Johnston to Associate Director, Clinical Trials; and Elizabeth Valentine to Regulatory Specialist II.

Covance (Princeton, NJ) announced two key additions to its clinical development services scientific leadership team with the appointments of Robert Wasserman, MD, as Vice President and Global Therapeutic Area Head, Oncology; and Rogelio Mosqueda-Garcia, MD, PhD, as Global Vice President, Early Clinical Services within Medical & Scientific Affairs. Both are based in Princeton, NJ.

Rho (Chapel Hill, NC) announced that David Hall has joined its team as a Principal Investigator specializing in bioinformatics at its Research Triangle Park headquarters in North Carolina.

Aptuit (Greenwich, CT) has appointed David D. Overton, PhD, as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, making him responsible for all of Aptuit’s sales and marketing activities.

INC Research (Raleigh, NC) announced the appointment of Carol Aliyar to Senior Vice President, Study Start-up.

Clinverse, Inc.(Durham, NC) announced the addition of Shaun Williams as Vice President, Operations and the promotion of Heather Schultz to the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Product Solutions.


Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) (Wilmington, NC) announced the company recently earned two Telly Awards for “PPD Brings Life-Changing Therapies to Market” a video featuring company employees describing their passion for clinical research. The company also received two Bronze Telly Awards for a video exploring a state-of-the-art, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) facility, the “PPD cGMP Laboratory Tour.” The Telly Awards honor outstanding commercials, programs, videos, and films. PPD earned a Web Health Award for the company’s main website. The Web Health Awards also recognized PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon microsite and mobile site. The Web Health Awards program celebrates high-quality digital resources for consumers and health professionals as determined by a panel of industry professionals.

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Greenphire (Philadelphia, PA) announced at DIA that it would be partnering with three organizations: the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, NO MORE, and The Scripps Research Institute as part of its Greenphire Gives Program. Attendees were invited to learn about each of the charities and cast a vote in support of the one whose mission resonated with them most. NO MORE received a $20,000 donation, followed by the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties, which received $10,000, and the Scripps Research Institute, which received a $5,000 donation.

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