Now in its 6th year, the Christine Pierre Clinical Trials Lifetime Achievement Award, in association with mdgroup, celebrates the ground-breaking work and contributions of individuals across the field of clinical trials who are making a positive difference.
With the nomination period closed, we can now reveal the final shortlist for the 2020 prize to be presented at the Clinical Trials Europe virtual event on 4 November. The winner will be voted for by those within the clinical trials community - cast your vote here to have your say on this years winner.
The nominees are (click to read profiles of each):
- Dr Blanka Seklecka, Early Clinical Trials Unit Manager at the University Clinical Centre in Gdansk, Poland
- David Rogers, Director of Operations at Medicines Evaluation Unit, United Kingdom
- Danielle Giroud, CEO at MD-CLINICALS, Switzerland
- Dr Paul Glimcher, Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer at Datacubed Health, United States
- Professor James Batchelor, Associate Dean International - Research & Enterprise, Clinical Informatics Research Unit at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Over the coming weeks, we will be profiling all the nominees, exploring the reasons why each of them deserve to be regonised for their work within the clinical trials space.
About the award
Named in memory of Christine Pierre, founder and president of the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) and 2018 winner, the Lifetime Achievement Award is open to all clinical development industry leaders and practitioners, the award rewards those who have made a major impact on the world of clinical trials over their career; those who have influenced the direction the industry is moving in and left a legacy. Previous award winners include:
- 2019 - Andreas Diacon, TASK Applied Science
- 2018 - Christine Pierre, President and Founder of the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS)
- 2017 - Dr Greg Koski, Chariman, Co-Founder & President / Chief Executive Officer, ACRES, and Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
- 2016 - Jean Edwards Procurement Director, Europe, Australia & Japan, Eli Lilly
- 2015 - Professor Ken Getz, Director and Associate Professor at CSDD, Tufts University School of Medicine
How the voting works
Voting is now open until 9 October 2020, midnight GMT. We will impartially encourage our online community to vote; each finalist is also encouraged to reach out to their colleagues and contacts. Anyone in the online clinical trials community can vote, but only once each. Both voting and the opinion of the expert panel will be taken into account when choosing the winner.