Joanne Emmett Named Medical Devices VP at Premier Research

DURHAM, N.C., SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 — Premier Research has named Joanne Emmett Vice President of Medical Devices. She oversees a medical device team that has more than 20 years of experience across a wide range of device categories and has completed more than 200 projects involving 34,000 patients in the past five years alone.

Emmett joined Premier Research in 2011 as Vice President of Global Clinical Operations and later served as Vice President of Project Delivery, leveraging her extensive customer service experience from large and small CROs including PRA International and AAIPharma Services.

“Joanne brings to her new role a wealth of clinical development expertise, and we’re looking forward to growing our medical device franchise under her leadership,” said Michael King Jolly, Premier Research Senior Vice President. “Over the past five years she has demonstrated a deep commitment to our mission of helping expedite development of life-changing therapies.”

Emmett holds a master’s degree from American College in Minneapolis and completed the University of Western Ontario’s clinical research development program.

About Premier Research

Premier Research is a leading clinical development service provider that helps highly innovative biotech and specialty pharma companies transform breakthrough ideas into reality. The company has a wealth of experience in the execution of global, regional and local clinical development programs with a special focus on addressing unmet needs in areas such as analgesia, CNS, medical device, oncology, pediatric, and rare disease. Premier Research operates in 84 countries and employs 1,000 professionals, including a strong international network of clinical monitors and project managers, regulatory, data management, statistical, scientific, and medical experts. They are focused on smart study design for advanced medicines that allow life-changing treatments.


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