RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – April 16, 2008 – Quintiles Transnational Corp. today announced the appointment of Oren Cohen, M.D. as Senior Vice President, Clinical Research Strategies.

Most recently, Cohen held the position of Chief Medical and Scientific Officer. In his new role, Cohen will be responsible for evaluating and implementing new clinical research strategies, part of the company’s “shape the future” objective. He also will continue to serve as Managing Director of Quintiles Public Health and Government Services.

Cohen is also a Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He earned a medical degree from Duke University and completed his residency at New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center and his fellowship in infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health. He is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and has written more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters. He is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and serves as a reviewer for several highly respected medical journals. He has won numerous awards for his professional achievements and has presented his work at dozens of conferences around the world.

About Quintiles Public Health and Government Services
Quintiles Public Health and Government Services has the expertise and experience to develop products that improve global public health and enhance readiness to respond to bioterrorism threats, through its partnerships with governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the biopharmaceutical industry.

About Quintiles
Quintiles Transnational Corp. is powering the next generation of healthcare by providing a broad range of professional services in drug development, financial partnering and commercialization for the biotechnology and healthcare industries. With more than 20,000 employees and offices in more than 50 countries, it is focused on providing customer-centric solutions that are the gold standard of the industry. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at