And the Clinical Researcher winners are…

and the Kendle clinical research winners of Pharmatimes are

A competition for Clinical Researcher Winners

Last Fall I wrote about the Inaugural US Clinical Researcher Competition offered by PharmaTimes and sponsored by several notable pharmaceutical companies and CROs.  The competition is a peer reviewed challenge to recognize excellent performance in clinical research.  They are specifically filtering for the ideal mix of core clinical expertise and interpersonal communication skills that are vital for successful collaboration in clinical trials.

Categories of Clinical Research Pros

There were categories for CRAs, Project Managers, and Study Coordinators.  Challengers were nominated to participate by their colleagues.  The first phase of the competition was a 40 item online questionnaire that focused on ICH/GCP.  Successful candidates were then invited to write a role-specific essay which was anonymized and reviewed by a panel of judges. The judges narrowed their selections in March to five to eight finalists across America for each category.  The finalists traveled to Philadelphia yesterday for the final presentation to the judges and the subsequent awards ceremony.

The Lead CRA is a Clinical Researcher Winner

Congratulations to all the finalists and a special thanks to all of the sponsors, supporters, and the PharmaTimes competition organizers.  Please follow these links to learn more about the candidates and the winners.  In particular, the bronze award winner in the New CRA/Site Manager category seems especially familiar to me:

Category Winners:

Category Finalists:

About The Author

The Lead CRA

Nadia started The Lead CRA blog in 2007. She is now lead author for ClinOps Toolkit. Nadia is currently working as a Clinical Program Manager at a small specialty pharmaceutical company in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can reach Nadia via email at [email protected] anytime.


  • Teresa

    May 2, 2010

    I forgot to ask if you are going to post your essay? ‘Resa

  • Lorraine Gaultois

    May 2, 2010

    Congradulations on the Bronze. Yes I guess that person is familiar. So happy for you.


  • Teresa

    May 2, 2010

    Congrats Nadia! I am totally not surprised that you won!’Resa

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