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Sandor Kerpel-Fronius, MD, D Sci., joins the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) as Vice President of Global Development.

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Novella Clinical announces the following three appointments: Fiona Markwood is Novella’s new Executive Vice President of Oncology Project Management. Markwood has more than 24 years in the pharmaceutical industry with  over 19 years of operations management experience within clinical research at both large pharma and CROs. Anusha Bala, BSc, LLB, is their new Global Head of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Novella, Bala held senior regulatory affairs roles at a variety of organizations including the MHRA, PRA Health Sciences and PAREXEL Consulting. Joy Yucaitis joins as Senior Director of Oncology Strategy, with more than 18 years of oncology drug and diagnostic development experience as both a sponsor and CRO director.

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Anusha Bala

Certara announced the appointment of Nathan Teuscher, PhD, to vice president of pharmacometric solutions. In his new role, Dr. Teuscher will lead the company’s Phoenix® software division. He previously served as Certara’s vice president of scientific training.

PAREXEL announced the appointment of the following four company executives to its senior-most leadership team, the Business Review Committee: David Godwin, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, who joined PAREXEL in 1989, will continue to manage global business development initiatives. Michelle Graham, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, joined in 2015 and will continue in her role. Sy Pretorius, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, joined PAREXEL in 1996 and will continue to be responsible for the overall leadership of several service offerings, including PAREXEL’s global Early Phase business, Global Medical Services, Quantitative Clinical Development and Genomic Medicine. Joshua Schultz, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Head of PAREXEL Access joined in 2005 and will continue to lead PAREXEL Access.

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Caitrin Cardosi

CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services announces the following new hires: Christine Ames joins as Study Coordinator; Brandon Felton, Research Associate; Christina Garcia joins as CRA Manager, Europe; Susan Giese, Billing Specialist; Patricia Havenga as Senior Manager, International Business Development & Client Management; Heather Holbrook, Research Assistant; John Kane joins as Associate Director, Global Safety & Pharmacovigilance; Michelle Kroger, Study Coordinator; Ying Li joins as Biostatistician I; Ellen Maue as Research Associate; Allison McAllister, Administrative Assistant/Receptionist; Tracy Reed-Kessler, Study Manager I; Alexandra Stevenson joins as Study Coordinator, Nermina Soskic, Clinical Trial Assistant, Germany; and Stephanie Zeidan joins as Study Coordinator.

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Liz Froese

CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services also has promoted the following employees: Angie Bowens promoted to Clinical Safety Scientist II; Caitrin Cardosi to Senior Business Development Associate; Christine Eby to Study Manager II; Liz Froese, Research Associate; Larry Gache to Manager, Health Outcomes Research; Cassie Lampe, Senior Study Coordinator; and Matt Makepeace to Administrative Assistant.

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Matt Makepeace

ClinCapture has appointed Scott Weidley as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Medrio.


Advanced Clinical has been recognized as a Silver Award recipient of PRO Unlimited's Annual Global Supplier Awards. PRO Unlimited, through its Managed Services Program and Vendor Management Software solutions, helps organizations address the costs, risks, and quality issues associated with managing a contingent workforce.

Exco InTouch announced that it has successfully undergone and completed an independent audit to assess compliance utilizing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), formally completing the independent auditing process for Privacy & Security.

PPD announced it has won the 2016 OpenText Elite Award for the Most Innovative Project in the Health Sciences Sector. The award recognizes PPD’s use of OpenText in developing electronic trial master files (eTMFs) for use in clinical trials.

The Business Intelligence Group announced that Clinerion’s Patient Recruitment System (PRS) has been recognized as a Finalist in its annual Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing, choosing the tech that uses hybrid cloud infrastructure to search patients’ electronic health records and identify eligible candidates for clinical research.

PPD announced the company has earned recognition for excellence in multimedia and digital communications. PPD received a Telly Award and two Digital Health Awards for a video of TrimentumTM, an alternative model for conducting clinical trials known as sequential parallel comparison design, and its Careers website, which features connections between industry-leading talent and the company’s mission of helping biopharmaceutical clients deliver life-changing therapies.

ClinCapture announced its Finalist position in the Cloud Computing category for the 2016 Stratus Awards. Awarded by the Business Intelligence Group, ClinCapture was selected for creating a user friendly approach to building, deploying and managing clinical studies.

ERT announced that Insights Cloud has been named a finalist for the Innovative Healthcare Technology of the Year award by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC). Insights Cloud is a cloud-based clinical trial oversight and collaboration solution for CROs and sponsors.

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