Winners 2021

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Clinical Research Co-ordinator

Gold
Omar Kalash - The Ohio State University Medical Center

Silver
Alexandria Huntsman - PPD

Bronze
Francesca Vigil - Benchmark Research

Finalists
Colette Hilliard
Vasantha Lakshmi Raparthi - PPD


New Clinical Research Associate (less than 4 years' experience)

Gold
Amelia Zessin - Labcorp Drug Development

Silver
Rheall Roquet - PPD

Bronze
Ali Drury-Sibiga - ICON plc

Finalists
Logan Burrell - PPD
Si Yin Chin - PPD
Sarah Comfort - PPD
Mariana Diaz Mercado Gonzalez - ICON plc
Ron Frianeza - PPD
Brenda Giebe - PPD
Andrea Rakic - Labcorp Drug Development
Marissa Tangerini – PPD
Chloe Truong - MedTrials, Inc


Experienced Clinical Research Associate (more than 4 years' experience)

Gold
Danya Dorantes Cana - Labcorp Drug Development

Silver
Marissa Wiegelman - PPD

Bronze
Monique Schatzman - ICON plc

Finalists
Raamachandhiran "Raam" Gunasakaran - PPD
Viktor Kolesnichenko - ICON plc
Elena Manea - PPD
Dana Miceli - Syneos Health
Danielle Rivas - ICON plc
Amy Saperstein - PPD
George Youssef - Labcorp Drug Development
Jessica Yu - Labcorp Drug Development


Clinical Trial Manager

Gold
Rafi Ahmad - ICON plc

Silver
Denesy Mancenido - ICON plc

Bronze
Jessica Gail Nario - AceLink Therapeutics

Finalists
Teresann Crowe - ICON plc
Sarah Gray Horwood - PPD
Sarah Hooper - ICON plc
Kimberly Stephenson-Miles - ICON plc
Lorene Ward - Syneos Health


Project Manager

Gold
Leigh Miller - Precision for Medicine

Silver
Celine Tizon - Parexel International

Bronze
David Lew - IQVIA Biotech


Start Up  - Singles

Gold
Nabila Shoaib - ICON plc

Silver
Polina Fridman - ICON plc

Bronze
Anderson Miyashita - PPD


Company Team of the Year

Gold
There's No CRoYing in Research - PPD
Nicole Stoffel, Ashley Nolan, Michelle Straka, William “Bill” Thornton

Silver
Critical Thinkers - PPD
Rodlyne Alexis, Kristina Carter, Amy Robert, Naeem Shaikh, Marissa Tangerini, Antoinette Torres

Bronze
Troop 1572 - ICON plc
Brandi Brake, Helen Elam, Maxie Jackson, Deirdre Knapp, Shericka Thompson

Finalists
Movers, Shakers, & Barrier Breakers - ICON plc
Melissa Leedom, Julie Franklin, Stephanie Luque, Ronda McPherson, Joyce Gaudieri

Close Encounters of a Research Kind - ICON plc
Kari Guthrie, Laura Lapsys, Dan Lee, Alicia Neitzel

The cONCquerors (Oncology Research in a post-COVID world) - Labcorp Drug Development
Lauren Bellew, Jennifer Eisenberger, Natacha Grand, Julie Wilhjelm, Amelia Zessin

The Patient Centric Partners - PPD
Taylor Kozam, Alexander Sifuentes, Taylor Simmons

Sourcerers - PPD
Natasha Williams, Jaden Lantz, Melisa Soland


Strategic Partnership Team of the Year

Gold
The Perfect Mix - ICON plc
Heather Jared, ICON plc
Carrie Lewis, Endo
Lora Rudolph, Endo
Leslie Ruhno Grimes, ICON plc

Silver
ePRO COAches - ICON plc
Kelly Doyle, Merck
Susan Fallon, Merck
Robert Schneck, Merck
Jessica Zischang, ICON plc


Start Up Team of the Year

Gold
The Speed Queens - PPD
April Gadow, Rachel Albert, Heather Figueroa

Silver
Start-Up SMK-Down - ICON plc
Michelle Millard, Kate Akers, Sarah Driskell

Bronze
Activation All-Stars - PPD
Keowanna Best, Monica Ermanni-Babson, Melissa Lancaster

Finalists
Thundercats - Labcorp Drug Development
Anastasia Cheng, Claire Kendle, Ryan Knezek

Clinical Cinco - PPD
Angeli Carreon, Erica Harris, Kyle Niquette


Clinical Research Company of the Year

Winner
ICON plc

Sponsors

Key dates

Entry Closes
Finals Day
Awards Ceremony
International Clinical Researcher of the Year