Sr. Communications Manager
Society for Clinical Research Sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ellicott City, MD, November 29, 2018 – On November 28, 2018, PCT Europe announced to its attendees that the Society for Clinical Research Sites’ late founder, Christine Pierre, was awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The PCT Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes pioneers who have revolutionized the clinical trial space. Previous winners include ACRES’ Dr. Greg Koski, Lilly’s Jean Edwards, and Tufts University School of Medicine’s Professor Ken Getz.
Christine Pierre dedicated more than 30 years of her life to strengthening and transforming the clinical research site community. She launched RxTrials, one of the nation’s first site management organizations, in 1994, and the Society for Clinical Research Sites in 2012 in response to the growing need for an organization representing the voice of the global site community.
“SCRS is appreciative of PCT Europe’s recognition of Christine’s incredible work to support clinical research sites,” said SCRS’ VP and general counsel, Russell Kemmerle, who accepted the award on Christine’s behalf with her husband Michael Pierre. “We are honored to see her positioned among the ranks of previous award recipients.”
To further honor her work and life, in 2019 the award will be renamed The Pierre PCT Lifetime Achievement Award.
Christine Pierre passed away October 23, 2018 from ocular melanoma with metastasis to the liver.
Founded in 2012, SCRS is the trade organization that unifies the voice of the clinical research site community to create greater site sustainability. Representing over 9,500 sites in 47 countries, SCRS membership provides sites with a community dedicated to advocacy, education, connectivity and mentorship. SCRS is an influential voice for sites and an active partner in industry-wide initiatives and dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise. Our Voice. Our Community. Your Success. Join the community. Visit MySCRS.org.