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PPD Hires Senior Vp Of Global Quality, Compliance

By Lori Wilson, posted Apr 8, 2013

PPD has hired Jay Dixon as its new senior vice president of global quality and compliance.

“Dixon’s expertise will enhance PPD’s ability to deliver industry-leading drug development services and high-quality data,” a press release stated.

Dixon has more than 27 years of research and development experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He formerly served as the chief operating officer at PRACS Institute, and he has worked with MedImmune, Abbott Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline and two contract research organizations. 

“Jay’s combination of leadership skills and biopharmaceutical and contract research organization experience will enable PPD to continue fulfilling its commitment to providing superior quality and compliance solutions for clients,” David Simmons, PPD chairman and CEO, said in a statement.

As a former member of the board of directors of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, Dixon served and chaired the audit compliance committee. Currently, he is a member of the Drug Information Associate and the Society of Quality Assurance.

He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Campbell University.

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