PAREXEL CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER DR. MARK A. GOLDBERG RECEIVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Boston, MA, April 23, 2012—PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, today announced that its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mark A. Goldberg, M.D., was honored by the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR). Dr. Goldberg was recognized for his contributions to the advancement of clinical research during the awards ceremony and reception at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) 2012 Global Conference & Exhibition in Houston, Texas on April 15, 2012.
Dr. Goldberg was honored with this year’s APCR Special Recognition Award for his embodiment of APCR’s values and for the advancement of clinical research by combining his medical knowledge and development expertise with the application of information technology. For nearly two decades, he has pursued a vision to help biopharmaceutical companies leverage information technology to improve decision making and bring efficiencies to clinical development. COO since 2008, Dr. Goldberg has been an asset to PAREXEL’s executive management team for 15 years. In 2000, he was involved in establishing Perceptive Informatics, PAREXEL’s technology subsidiary and a leading eClinical solutions provider, to deliver advanced technology solutions. Prior to being appointed COO, Dr. Goldberg led strong performance in Clinical Research Services, PAREXEL’s largest business segment, and oversaw the geographic expansion of PAREXEL’s services, including the extension of capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region.
“I am honored by this recognition from the APCR, the leading professional organization dedicated to supporting and addressing the unique issues and challenges of physicians in clinical research,” said Dr. Goldberg. “This award is a testament to PAREXEL’s longstanding vision of leveraging information technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness throughout the clinical development process.”
Prior to PAREXEL, Dr. Goldberg served as president and director of WorldCare, Inc., a telehealth spin off from Massachusetts General Hospital. He holds a degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The APCR Special Recognition Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional performance, achievement and sustained service toward the goals of the APCR, and has made significant contributions to the betterment of the APCR overall. Past recipients include: Senator Edward Kennedy in 2008, Robert J. Levine in 2009, Robert M. Califf in 2010 and Carl Peck in 2011. More information about the APCR Awards can be found at www.acrp2012.org.
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About PAREXEL International
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. Perceptive Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 71 locations throughout 52 countries around the world, and has approximately 11,300 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.
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