“This recognition is a great honor, but it rightfully belongs to our many colleagues who are making ACRES happen–we have much yet to do and we must never forget that millions of patients are waiting and it is why we do what we do”, said Koski in accepting the award.
December 05, 2017
Dr. Greg Koski, CEO and Co-Founder of the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), received a Lifetime Achievement Award during a special plenary session of the Partnerships in Clinical Trials (PCT) Europe conference at the RAI Center in Amsterdam.
The PCT Lifetime Achievement Award, in association with mdgroup, a United Kingdom-based clinical trial services group, recognizes individuals who have changed the direction of the clinical trials world, leaving a legacy and making a major impact on this endeavor over their careers.
Chosen by a panel of experienced industry professionals, the prestigious award is presented at the Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe event run by KNect365 Life Sciences.
Now in its third year, previous awards went to Jean Edwards, Procurement Director for Europe, Australia & Japan at Eli Lilly, in 2016. In 2015, Professor Ken Getz took the inaugural prize for his work as Director and Associate Professor at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.
Koski received the award based on his extensive clinical and basic biological research in addition to his contributions in the areas of research ethics, regulation, professionalism and clinical trials operations. Other finalists for this year’s award included Dr. Steven Anderson, SCO at Covance, USA; Estrella Garcia, Director Global Clinical Operations, R&D at Almirall, Spain; and Patricia Leuchten, Founder and CEO at The Avoca Group, USA.
Throughout his career, Koski has worked to develop processes and programs that promote responsible, ethical professional conduct, based on principles of total quality management and systems thinking.
Koski is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Honorary Anesthetist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a founding member of the Partners HealthCare System. After more than 30 years as a member of the MGH Cardiac Anesthesia Group–and 50 years at Harvard University–Koski set aside his…