RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – August 26, 2011 – Quintiles today announced that Paula Brown Stafford, President of Clinical Development, was honored as a recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s Women in Business awards for 2011.

"We are pleased and proud to have Paula recognized as a leading woman in business in the Triangle," said John Ratliff, Quintiles President and Chief Operating Officer. "Paula has made significant contributions to the growth of Quintiles, and her current leadership role is a reflection of her dedication to making a positive difference in healthcare around the world.”

Stafford joined Quintiles in 1985 as a biostatistician and the company’s 23rd employee. Quintiles now employs more than 20,000 people in 60 countries. As President of Clinical Development, Stafford leads a business unit with 15,000 staff globally who are responsible for Phase I-III clinical development services, ranging from clinical monitoring to regulatory submission. In addition to her role at Quintiles, Stafford is the Chair-Elect of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), and a member of the Foundation Board of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine CTSA External Advisory Board.

The Women in Business awards program recognizes Triangle women who have proven themselves as outstanding leaders with established track records of significant accomplishments in business and community service. This year’s winners were announced at an awards luncheon August 25, 2011 at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, N.C.

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