PPD Named Clinical Research Company of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

PPD Named Clinical Research Company of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

PPD Named Clinical Research Company of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

WILMINGTON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPD, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPD) was named “Clinical Research Company of the Year” at the 2021 PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year International competition in London.

In addition to PPD winning the highest honor, individual PPD clinical researchers won gold and silver in both the Clinical Research Team and Start Up-Singles categories, as well as silver and bronze awards in the Aspiring Clinical Research Associate (CRA) category and bronze in the In-House CRA category.

“This is the second year in a row that PPD has won this award, and we are thrilled that our clinical researchers continue to be recognized by PharmaTimes for their talent, work ethic and commitment to this industry year after year,” said Amber Lee, senior vice president of clinical operations for PPD. “Our clinical research professionals are key to our customers’ success, as they help advance safe and effective treatment options through clinical trials.”

The recognition demonstrates the high caliber of PPD’s clinical research professionals and the effectiveness of PPD’s award-winning training and development programs, such as the company’s Clinical Foundations Program and its CRA Academy. These programs help to prepare and equip research professionals to deliver strong performance, quality and value to PPD customers.

The Clinical Researcher of the Year Awards are the culmination of a rigorous series of assessments, including a three-stage competition concluding in presentations before a panel of experienced industry judges. The event was created to provide clinical research professionals an opportunity to benchmark their professional skills against their peers in a program of competency-based exercises developed through cross-industry collaboration.

About PPD

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our customers and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With more than 30,000 professionals worldwide, PPD has conducted clinical trials in more than 100 countries to help customers deliver life-changing therapies to improve health. We apply innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value. For more information, visit www.ppd.com.

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