October 18, 2022 – Today the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) announced that Viviënne van de Walle has been awarded the 2022 Christine K. Pierre Site Impact Award.
SCRS founder, Christine Pierre, was an industry leader who dedicated almost three decades of her life to advancing the work and voice of clinical research sites. In honor of her work and legacy, SCRS created the Christine K. Pierre (CKP) Site Impact Award to recognize an industry leader who has made an extraordinary contribution to furthering the voice of the clinical research site community. Nominations were made by the clinical research site community and open to any individuals employed by an SCRS member site. Viviënne van de Walle was selected as the recipient of this year’s award by SCRS leadership.
Van de Walle studied medicine at the University of Maastricht and the University of Oxford. She has been a full-time principal investigator at several independent clinical research sites and in 2006 co-founded the independent research site PT&R. She regularly consults and educates CROs, pharmaceutical sponsors, and nutritional companies in executive and advisory board functions at trade organizations such as ACRP, SCRS, TransCelerate, CISCRP and NVFG. PT&R was also the recipient of the SCRS European Site Patient Recruitment Innovation Award (SPRIA) in 2019. Van de Walle accepted the Christine K. Pierre Site Impact Award at the 2022 Global Site Solutions Summit with more than 1,200 clinical research industry stakeholders in attendance.
“Christine Pierre showed that sites are more alike than they are different. Despite our various settings and geographical locations, sites want to focus on their patients, but are facing the same challenges when conducting clinical trials – all of which have a potential impact on the sustainability of sites,” said van de Walle. “In Christine’s spirit, with perseverance and creative solution solving, it is my mission to have the various industry stakeholders understand each other, hence decreasing site burden and increasing sustainability. After all, we all have the same goal: the best for our patients and good data quality.”
Allyson Small, SCRS Chief Operating Officer added, “Viviënne has been an incredible advocate for SCRS since its inception. As an SCRS Leadership Council Member and European Site Solutions Summit chair, she is a remarkable leader and voice for sites around the world. Congratulations to Viviënne for earning this prestigious award. The SCRS community thanks you for your dedication to ensuring site success and sustainability.”
Learn more about the Global Site Solutions Summit and Christine K. Pierre Site Impact Award at sitesolutionssummit.com.
The Society for Clinical Research Sites
Founded in 2012, SCRS is a global 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, mentorship and connectivity. 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.
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