SUNNYVALE, CA and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2013) - DIA Annual Meeting -- ProTrials Research™, Inc., a leader in the clinical research organization (CRO) industry, has promoted industry veteran Connie Cyras to its senior staff as director of project management. With more than 15 years of work in clinical research, Cyras brings extensive experience managing cross-functional teams to the organization, as well as a strong scientific and technical background in biologics and clinical manufacturing. She is particularly experienced in oncology (breast, colorectal, melanoma, ovarian and pancreatic), anemia, fibrosis, infectious diseases, neurology, pain and immunological diseases research.
Before joining the organization in 2011 as a project manager, Cyras was an associate director at FibroGen and a project manager at Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. She also had stints at BioMedicines, Inc. and Clinimetrics Research Associates.
"As our company grows, we're continually reviewing our need to increase the senior level team to ensure sponsors get experienced leadership for their studies," commented Inger Arum, president and co-founder of ProTrials. "Connie has proven to be a valuable addition to ProTrials and, over the last two years, she has demonstrated considerable experience in providing leadership and team guidance."
Early in her career, Cyras studied Alzheimer's at Scios, Inc. and headed materials management for ongoing clinical trials at Abgenix, Inc. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at the University of California, Davis and completed the Clinical Trial Design Management Certificate Program (Clinical Monitoring I) at the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension.
Cyras will be based in ProTrials' Sunnyvale, CA headquarters.
Visitors to the 49th Annual Meeting of the Drug Information Association, being held today through June 27 at the Boston (MA) Convention & Exhibition Center, can meet Cyras and other ProTrials team members in Booth 434.
About ProTrials Research, Inc.
Founded in 1996, ProTrials Research, Inc. is a specialized contract research organization (CRO) with regional clinical research associates and project managers based throughout North America, Canada, and Europe. The company works with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, providing high quality site monitoring, project management and associated clinical operations services. ProTrials is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit www.protrials.com or call (650) 864-9180.