mdevents presents lifetime achievement award to Tufts’ Kenneth Getz

Leading international meetings and events management agency mdevents, which specialises in the pharmaceutical healthcare sector, has presented the inaugural Partnerships in Clinical Trials (PCT) lifetime achievement award to Kenneth Getz, director of sponsored programs at Tufts CSDD.

Mr Getz created the first Clinical Trial Listing Service in the USA and ten years ago created The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation, a first of its kind, non-profit organisation dedicated to educating the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media and policymakers about clinical studies.

His 20-plus years of original benchmarking R&D management practices, global outsourcing and the investigative site landscape “have contributed to industry-wide understanding of these critical markets and to improvements in management strategy and execution”, mdevents noted.

Tarquin Scadding-Hunt, chief operating officer at mdevents, said ”we were thrilled to be able to sponsor this award”, adding that Mr Getz “has made a substantial contribution to clinical trials and his research studies on protocol design complexity and clinical research efficiency and effectiveness, conducted over the past two decades, are considered by many to be pioneering work”.