Business and People May 2014


Applied Clinical Trials




CROnos Clinical Consulting (Lambertville, NJ) announced that Mark W. Jacobson, PhD, has joined the company as a clinical consultant with expertise in the areas of cognition, aging, and dementia. They also announced the addition of Nina Engelhardt, PhD, as Vice President, Scientific Innovation.

CSSi (Glen Burnie, MD) announced that Karen Beaulieu recently returned to the CSSi team as a Project Manager. In her new role as Project Manager at CSSi, Karen will utilize her technical and managerial knowledge of clinical development plans and electronic medical records to meet the increasing needs of CSSi's clients in the U.S. and other countries.

Quintiles (Research Triangle Park, NC) announced that Stella Blackburn, MB, BS, has been appointed as the Vice President and Global Head of Risk Management for its real-world and late phase research group.

Clinilabs (New York, NY) announced the addition of Mina Pastagia, MD, MS, to the team as Medical Director and Principal Investigator at the company’s Phase I unit in New York City.

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) (Wilmington, NC) announced the addition of Bhooshi De Silva as Senior Vice President of Corporation Development and Strategy to its executive leadership team.

CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (Cincinnati, OH) announced the promotion of Kevin M. Schwarz to Chief Operating Officer, with direct management oversight of CTI’s global clinical trial operations; and Patrick J. Earley, MBA, to Vice President, International, leading the strategic global expansion and oversight in Europe and Latin America. CTI also announced the following new hires: Andreas Lorenz, PhD joined as Director, Project Management Europe; Kwadwo Kwarteng joined as a Senior Biostatistician; Kristin Jones, PhD joined as a Senior Medical Writer; Laura Wright, PhD joined as a Senior Medical Writer; Sandra Comstock joined as a Study Manager; Ashley Perry joined as an Assistant Project Manager; Tyler Meer joined as a Research Associate; Kristen Robb joined as a Research Associate; Conner Maxwell joined as a Research Associate; Sabine Schoentaube joined as an Administrative Assistant – EU; Jaqueline Aguiar, RPh joins as Operations Manager, Latin America; Jessica Sheridan joins as Senior Manager, Business Development & Client Management; Teresa Murrell-Bohn joins as Study Manager; Robin Brown joins as Clinical Data Associate II; Yuhui Qiu, MS joins as Biostatistician I; Ed Probst joins as Information Technology Support Specialist; and Betty Wharton joins as Patient Recruiter. CTI also announced the following promotions: Brian Johnston to Associate Director, Clinical Trials; Kelly Solinsky to Senior Study Manager; Kirsten Cooney to Study Manager; Tara Hutchins to Clinical Data Manager; Chika Okere to Assistant Project Manager; Christie Crosby promoted to Senior Study Coordinator; and George Ranson to Contract Manager.

PHT Corporation (Boston, MA and Geneva, Switzerland) announced the promotion of Vice President of Service Delivery, Andrea Valente, to Chief Operating Officer.

SGS (Geneva, Switzerland) announced the appointment of István Udvaros, MD, as Medical Director Clinical Research and Project Director Oncology.

ICON plc (Dublin, Ireland) announced the appointment of Hugh Brady, MD, as a non-executive Director.

INC Research (Raleigh, NC) announced the promotion of Jonathan Shough to Chief Information Officer.

Medidata (New York, NY) announced that Michelle Marlborough has been named an industry “Rising Star” by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.

Frontage (Exton, PA) announced Eileen McAuley, RN, MPA, was named Senior Vice President, Clinical Services.

Y-Prime (Malvern, PA) announced the appointment of Cindy K. Howry to the newly created position of Vice President of electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment and electronic Patient Reported Outcomes.

Redtree (Cheshire, UK) announced the addition of Sue Fitzpatrick, who was formerly the Head of Education and Training at the Institute of Clinical Research, to the Redtree Management Team and Board.

ACM Global Central Laboratory (Rochester, NY) announced the addition of Richard Cunningham as Director of Global Logistics.

Rho (Chapel Hill, NC) announced the addition of Jack Modell, MD, as Senior Medical Officer.



Almac (Craigavon, Northern Ireland) announced that the company picked up the Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Technology category awards at the Belfast Telegraph Business Award gala ceremony in association with British Airways.

ICON, plc (Dublin, Ireland) announced it was named Best Clinical Research Organization in the Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards. ICON was presented with the award at the World Vaccine Congress, which took place in Washington. ICON was also the only CRO awarded the Informatica Innovation Award for Improved Decisions, announced at the annual Informatica conference, which took place in Las Vegas.

ERT (Philadelphia, PA) announced it received Omega Management Group Corp.’s NorthFace ScoreBoard Award for consistently delivering outstanding customer service in 2013. This marks the second year in a row that ERT has been recognized for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction, as rated solely by its customer.

TrialNetworks (Newton, MA) announced that it won the Disruptive Innovator and Technology of the Year award from Partnerships in Clinical Trials 2014.

MMG (Rockville, MD) announced its Custom Conversations platform won the Patient Idol innovation competition at the Patients as Partners Conference in Philadelphia.

ClinTec International (Edinburgh, Scotland) was announced as the winners of the “Business Innovation of the Year” award sponsored by Microsoft presented during the Scottish Business Awards, held at the Edinburgh International Conference Center.


New Facilities

Cromscore (Verona, Italy) announced the official opening of a new office building in Verona, Italy, and adds to existing office facilities and doubles the capacity of their European Headquarters in Verona.

Frontage (Exton, PA) announced the finalization of plans to build a new 33,000 square foot clinical research center in Secaucus, NJ>

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