An Insider’s Look: How Syneos Health is Shortening the Distance from Lab to Life in Clinical Trials

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical,
  • Friday, February 19, 2021

At Syneos Health, we are helping change the availability of different therapies one client and one patient at a time. From our clinical specialists leading trials to our data teams ensuring trial data meets regulatory specifications, our teams are working around the globe to shorten the distance from lab to life.

Whether you are new to the industry or an established industry veteran, we invite you to join us for a discussion on what makes the Syneos approach unique. From opportunities to focus on a single client to the flexibility to share therapeutic expertise across trials, work here matters everywhere. You’ll hear from senior clinical leaders, including Clinical Development Services President Tara Fitzgerald, about the collaboration and support that makes our culture unique.

Industry leaders Breton Couturier and Lynn Hamilton, both Senior Directors of Clinical Operations at Syneos Health, will share their insights on the opportunities available with our big pharma partners. You will also hear from a Clinical Research Associate who will describe what a typical day-in-the-life is like for a sponsor-embedded CRA. The team looks forward to answering your questions and sharing information that you want to know.

At Syneos Health, we are continuously building the company we want to work for.

Register for this webinar to learn how the #SyneosHealthLife is evolving and explore how you can be part of the momentum.



Tara Fitzgerald, President, Clinical Development Services, Syneos Health

Tara Fitzgerald, President, Clinical Development Services, joined Syneos Health in early 2011. She is based in the Raleigh office and is responsible for the following business units: Safety & PVG, Clinical Vendor Management, Investigator Payments, Early Phase, Global Monitoring, Biometrics, FSP 360, Trial Master File, Regulatory, Kinapse Operations, CDS Project Management & Operational Excellence, and CDS Operations Support. During her tenure at Syneos Health, her team has more than quadrupled in size, now more than 7,500 employees. She has extensive experience in Clinical Development Services with over 26 years of experience in the industry perfecting and refining functions that support the clinical trial process.

Tara co-founded her own company in the early 1990’s specializing in Biometrics services (data management, biostatistics, medical writing, and project management) and successfully grew the organization until 2005 when she sold the company to a full-service, international CRO. She has held significant executive positions and has built strong, dedicated teams throughout the years. Tara has championed numerous global programs in a variety of therapeutic areas. She takes great pride in developing her teams, has been named to the annual PharmaVOICE 100 list of the most inspiring people in the life sciences industry, and was honored by TechWire-WRAL as an Enterprise Executive Leader.

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Breton Couturier, Sr. Director, Clinical Operations, Syneos Health

Bret is a Sr. Director, Clinical Operations, and is responsible for multiple global strategic partnerships within Syneos Health’s FSP business. He joined Syneos in 2008 and has been leading clinical engagements (from site activation, to clinical monitoring, and project management) across multiple top 20 pharma accounts in over 35 countries. During his tenure, Bret has helped drive growth and expansion of his partnerships through a focus on strong team engagement. His passion is breathing life into Syneos’ Empowered Employee Experience and a shared belief that culture is built by empowering people to achieve success.

Bret began as a study start-up associate within FSP and quickly advanced to his first leadership position in 2010 as Manager, Clinical Operations leading a study start-up FSP. He was able to grow this partnership from a single functional team in one country to over ten different functional areas in multiple countries. It was here that Bret’s passion for supporting the growth and development of his team solidified. In early 2017, Bret shifted focus and led a clinical monitoring team as Associate Director, Clinical Monitoring within a top 5 pharma partnership to broaden his expertise. Near the end of 2018, Bret shifted to his current position where his teams are poised for continued growth in 2021.

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Lynn Hamilton, Sr. Director, Clinical Operations, Syneos Health

Lynn Hamilton is a Sr. Director, Clinical Operations with Syneos Health and is responsible for operational delivery of global partnerships. Lynn has 20+ years of CRO and Biopharmaceutical industry experience, holding a variety of roles across clinical operations including clinical monitoring, clinical operations, line and functional management. Lynn joined Syneos in 2009 as a Lead CRA and now oversees FSP client services in 38 countries, driving operational excellence and process optimization for large-scale partnerships. She brings a proven track record of implementing strong process and accelerated solutions that improve consistency across programs.

Lynn is passionate about building strong teams that not only deliver but also embrace a diversity of experiences, innovations and capabilities. Lynn is strongly committed to advancing conversations on Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Research and across our Syneos FSP Teams.

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Who Should Attend?

Clinical Research Associates:

  • Oncology Experience
  • On-Site Monitoring Visits
  • Writing Trip Reports
  • Source Document Review

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about Syneos Health’s approach to clinical trials
  • Discover what a day in the life is like for a Syneos Health Clinical Research Associate
  • Discuss CRA careers and culture at Syneos Health, a Forbes World’s Best Employer

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Syneos Health

Syneos Health (Nasdaq:SYNH) is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization. Our company, including a Contract Research Organization (CRO) and Contract Commercial Organization (CCO), is purpose-built to accelerate customer performance to address modern market realities. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies – INC Research and inVentiv Health – we bring together approximately 24,000 clinical and commercial minds with the ability to support customers in more than 110 countries. Together we share insights, use the latest technologies and apply advanced business practices to speed our customers’ delivery of important therapies to patients.

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