RALEIGH, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, is pleased to announce that one of our CRAs, Jo West, won the 2011 US Clinical Researcher of the Year's CRA/Site Manager award at the competition's finals ceremony held recently in King of Prussia, PA.
Ms. West, who works in North Carolina, competed with more than 250 other contestants in a rigorous three-stage process that included an interview/presentation conducted at the finals event. Entries were judged by an executive steering committee comprised of senior industry leaders as well as members of PharmaTimes, a U.K.-based news organization that sponsors the competition.
"If you want to become a CRA, just keep pushing because it is a wonderful career," Ms. West said. "PRA sets very high standards for our employees, because we want the best quality people, and that's what you get here."
PRA staff participated in two of the competition's four categories, CRA/Site Manager and Trial Manager/Study Leader/Project Manager, and five other staff members were named as finalists.
Susan Romberg, PRA's Vice President of Clinical Operations, said, "I want to congratulate Jo and all the finalists for their outstanding efforts in this competition. They truly represent the finest at PRA."
PRA's finalists in the CRA category were Lisa Basarab, Denise Butler, and Crystall Elmore. In the Trial Manager/Study Manager/Project Manager category, clinical team manager Promise Lawrence and project manager Dannelle Palmer reached the finals.
PRA conducts clinical trials across all therapeutic areas in more than 80 countries and provides services in all phases of clinical development through its 39 global offices.
PRA's therapeutic expertise, global reach and project experience combined with its extensive local knowledge and differentiating philosophy—THE PERSONAL ELEMENT— enable its project teams to deliver consistent and on-time performance. This unique PRA philosophy recognizes that true client service comes only from trained, empowered and dedicated employees who are encouraged to be innovative and to use their personal commitment to accelerate the development life cycle.
SOURCE PRA International