PRA International Names Project Management VP for the Americas

Monday, February 22, 2010 Press Release
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Dr. Robin Foldesy Appointed to Leadership Role

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announced today

the appointment of Dr. Robin Foldesy as Vice President of Project Management for the Americas. Dr. Foldesy is responsible for the functional management support of the Project Directors and Project Managers, as well as process enhancements within project management in the Americas and the strategy of project management at an organizational level.

PRA believes that the success of a clinical trial often rests on the ownership, leadership, and competencies of a strong Project Manager leading a dedicated project team. That is why PRA has developed the organizational structure, state-of-the art processes and systems, and company culture to attract and retain a highly qualified and committed Project Management Group.

"Dr. Foldesy brings a wealth of project management and industry experience to PRA," said David Dockhorn, Executive Vice President, Product Registration for the Americas. "He has a strong track record of collaborative leadership in global research programs and international alliances."

The co-inventor of five patents, Dr. Foldesy is noted for his achievements in discovery research, clinical development, and project management. He has authored 24 scientific articles and chapters, and is a frequent presenter at conferences on project management, research and development strategy, and leadership.

Prior to joining PRA, Dr. Foldesy most recently served as Vice President of Project Management at Wyeth Research. He also has served in management and research positions for Gynopharma Inc., Family Health International, and Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation.

Dr. Foldesy has completed postdoctoral research fellowships at both Vanderbilt University and Cornell University. He holds a Ph.D. in Physiology from Rutgers University and an A.B. in Biology from Lafayette College.

About PRA International

PRA International conducts clinical trials in more than 75 countries across 6 continents and provides services through all phases of clinical development. PRA performs studies in all therapeutic areas, with specialization in Oncology, Neurosciences, Respiratory/Allergy, Cardiovascular and Infectious Diseases. PRA has supported over 2,100 clinical trials through its 36 global offices.

PRA's therapeutic expertise, global reach and project experience, combined with extensive local knowledge and our differentiating PERSONAL ELEMENT enable our project teams to deliver consistent and on time performance for our clients. This unique PRA philosophy - THE PERSONAL ELEMENT - recognizes that true client service comes only from trained, empowered and dedicated employees who are encouraged to use innovation and their personal commitment to accelerate the development lifecycle.

To learn more about PRA International, please visit, email or call our Global Headquarters at +1 (919) 786-8200.

SOURCE PRA International


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