With just 9 days to go until the prestigious PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year Awards Ceremony, the 2018 finalists are gearing up for their biggest challenge yet.

The Finals Day, which will involve rigorous real-life professional challenges, designed and judged by senior clinical leaders, will take place on April 29 at the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City with the Awards Ceremony in the evening.

Bringing together an audience of nearly 200 clinical decision makers, the awards ceremony is photographed with live social media updates, so the success of all the finalists can be broadcast through global PR channels.

The full list of finalists is now available to view here.

2018 finalist Amanda Harp is a Clinical Research Associate at Sarah Cannon Developments.  She says: “To make it to this stage of the competition is surreal. Last year I competed in the Clinical Research Coordinator category. Soon after, I transitioned to the CRO world as a CRA. To now be selected as a finalist in the New CRA category is such an honour.

“The feedback that I have gained from previous CROY competitions is invaluable.  To be able to go up against the best and the brightest in the industry to test your knowledge is truly a worthwhile experience. I look forward to connecting with colleagues across the industry this year as well as putting my own skills to the test. Thank you for hosting such an amazing competition.”

Elizabeth Hisaw, a project manager at PRA Health Sciences has made it to the finals stage in the Company Team category. She says: “Making it to this stage of the competition is so exciting for our Company Team.  It validates what I already know to be true, that we have incredible team synergy and we are an unstoppable force when we are together.  I am most looking forward to meeting my talented colleagues face-to-face, some of us for the first time.  I know the tenacity and greatness of how our team functions remotely and from separate corners of the US/Canada.  I cannot wait to see the empowerment and success that we will produce when we are sitting at the same table together!”

Finalist Praveen Barala is Global Trial Leader for Early Development at DOCS Global and together with colleagues from Jannsen, will be competing in the Strategic Partnership Team of the Year category. Praveen says: “Clinical trials are complex - it’s important is it to collaborate with different cross functionalities to set up a productive strategic partnership team. I am very optimistic about the finals and will compete with spirit and bring our experience, values, work ethics and commitment the table to try to win the competition.

“We also note that by competing with other talented finalist teams, we will see a broad array of strategies, team networking and cross collaboration, which we might learn from.  We are thrilled to compete in the finals and we once again thank Pharma Times for conducting such a prestigious competition in an effort to bring great talents together. Keep up the Good work!!!!

Show your support for clinical researchers in the Americas by joining them at this exclusive event.

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