Mark A. Goldberg, M.D., chief operating officer of Parexel, has been honored by the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR) for his contributions to the advancement of clinical research. He received 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," according to a Parexel statement.
The awards ceremony and reception took place at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) 2012 Global Conference & Exhibition in Houston, Texas on April 15, 2012. 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.
Dr. Goldberg has served as Parexel's chief operating officer since 2008, and has served on its executive management team for 15 years. In 2000, he was involved in establishing Perceptive Informatics, Parexel's technology subsidiary. Prior to his current role, 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."