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Sara Monday

has been named Vice-President for Site Development and Support for


. She assumes responsibility for integrating systems initiatives related to advancing the interests of clinical research sites worldwide. Monday most recently was Chief Operating Officer of the Metroplex Clinical Research Center in Dallas, Texas.  Prior to joining Metroplex, she was co-founder of Carolinas Research Associates, a clinical research site in Charlotte, NC, recently acquired by PMG Research.  

Steve Young


, a provider of Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) and Data Quality Oversight solutions for clinical trials, has appointed

Steve Young

as Senior Vice President of its US Operations. Young’s worked for J&J, Centocor, Astra-Merck and most recently as Senior Director of Transformation Services for OmniComm Systems.   


, an e-clinical solutions provider, has appointed

Ulf Wiinberg

as Chairman of the Board and

Lars Birgerson, MD, PhD

, as a member of the board.   

IMS Health



announced key senior management roles in the future Quintiles IMS corporate leadership team. Senior functional leaders reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Ari Bousbib

will include

Michael McDonnell

, EVP and Chief Financial Officer;

James Erlinger

, EVP and General Counsel; and

Trudy Stein

, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer.   Reporting to Bousbib will include,

Tom Pike

, Vice Chairman and President, Research & Development Solutions; and

Kevin Knightly

, President, Information and Technology Solutions;

José Luis Fernández

, President, Global Services;

Jon Resnick

, President, Real-World Insights; and

Scott Evangelista

, President, Contract Sales Organization.   

Worldwide Clinical Trials

has appointed

Miroslav Backonja, MD

, as Senior Medical Director of Neuroscience, Medical and Scientific Affairs.   

ClinTec International

has appointed

Rick Farris

, Executive-Vice President of Operations for North America. Farris most recently was Vice President in Project Management for the Biopharma and Rare Disease Business Unit of Novella.   

Venn Life Sciences

has appointed

Allan Wood

as Chairman to the Board, replacing Tony Richardson who had been acting as Executive Chairman since January 2016.  




was selected as one of the most innovative organizations using information technology at IDG’s


magazine’s 29th annual CIO 100 Awards. PPD’s technology innovations include utilizing wearable or mHealth technology, and its Preclarus portfolio of solutions.  

MedNet Solutions

, a SaaS-based eClinical technology company, announce its iMedNet platform, has won a 2016 International Life Sciences Award sponsored Global Health & Pharma Magazine.   

Exco InTouch

, a provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, was recognized by the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 – which ranks Britain’s fastest growing private technology companies.  


, a provider of patient data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development, announced that its Executive Vice President of Cardiac and eClinical Insights,

Amy Furlong

has been named one of Philadelphia’s Most Powerful and Influential Women by the National Diversity Council.   

Business News


Frenova Renal Research

, a drug and medical device contract clinical development services provider dedicated to renal research, has opened a new office location in downtown Durham, NC, and the expansion of its U.S. field-based staff in New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Florida and Louisiana.

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