was an amazing experience to be part of the gold medal Strategic Partnership
Team of the Year at the 2016 PharmaTimes Clinical Research of the Year
competition! I have been working with my teammates from PRA and CytRx for
years, and it was extremely rewarding that we could leverage our experience,
trust and ability to communicate and collaborate. We proved that we are truly
an integrated team! That said, the competition itself and the process of
participating in it was a valuable learning experience, which has enriched our
day to day working relationship. I am so thankful for the opportunity the
competition provided, and so proud of my team and our result!
Stephanie Gonzalez, Director of Project Delivery, PRA and team member of Strategic Partnership Team of the Year 2016.
PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year - The Americas Competition was for
me an opportunity to apply my knowledge and test my skills of 10 years of
clinical research, and be recognized by several top professionals in the area
as the winner of Experience CRA category. During the competition finals days, I
had the pleasure of meeting amazing colleagues from different organizations,
discuss best practices and share experiences. I am sure every finalist went
back home more knowledgeable and with new ideas to apply in their day to day
business. For me, be recognized as winner means that I am building my carrier
in the right direction, since I have always worked hard to accomplish metrics
and deliverables, with dedication, respect, ethic and enthusiasm. Finally, the
competition contributes to emphasize the importance and real objective of
clinical research, and gives us the opportunity of being recognized internally
by our company, and also by the pharmaceutical clinical research market.
Raquel Amorim, Senior Clinical Research Associate, PRA and Experienced Clinical Research Associate of the Year 2016.
The Clinical Researcher of the Year
competition is a great way to test your skills against other professionals
outside of your company. It allows for us to think “outside of the box”
and really look at innovative ways to address common challenges within our
industry. Going into finals was very exciting to me as I didn’t know what
to expect or if the situation would be one in which I had experience. I truly
didn’t know the caliber of others in my group so it made me work even harder to
set myself apart. Winning was one of the most amazing feelings. I
had turned to my husband when the other winners in my category were announced
and stated that I didn’t think I had placed. It really made me confident
in my knowledge and skill and gave me the realization that I was truly doing
the right thing for clinical research and my sites.
Lisa Ince, Senior Clinical Research Associate, Quintiles, and New Clinical Research Associate of the Year 2016.
PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year competition is an excellent
opportunity to connect with other top research colleagues and showcase your
individual talents and skills. The final
day of the competition reflects real world situations, timelines, and critical
decisions that we face on a daily basis.
For me, winning the CROY Award is a personal acknowledgment of my
commitment and dedication to my study volunteers over the last twenty
years. Most importantly, I am proud to
represent Clinical Research Coordinators’ hard work and pivotal contributions
to the drug development process. No
medication would be on the market without us.
Robert Robbins, Clinical Research Director at Pinnacle Trials, Inc. and Clinical Research Coordinator of the Year 2016.