RALEIGH, N.C., June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRA Health Sciences (PRA) is pleased to announce that it was once again recognized as the Best Clinical Company of the Year. PRA received the award at the PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year Americas ceremony in Cary, North Carolina. This award follows PRA's recognition as the Best International Clinical Company of the Year which was announced earlier this year in London.
In addition to the recognition received by the company, several PRA employees received individual gold awards:
New CRA: Jo-Zahn Baxter
Experienced CRA: Velma Reed
Clinical Team: Ben Bolton, Kim Mohres, Sherry Palmateer, Deb Rork, Theresa Sampson
"PRA is honored to be named Clinical Company of the Year," said Michael Brooks, PRA senior vice president product registration, Americas. "We are immensely proud of all the many talented and dedicated employees who made this prestigious recognition possible."
Organized by PharmaTimes, the Clinical Researcher of the Year competition is considered a key barometer of quality standards in the Clinical Research Organization (CRO) industry. The multi-stage competition is organized by an independent executive steering committee drawn from senior industry leaders from big and small pharma, leading CROs and professional membership associations.
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