From left to right: ClinicalRM President and CEO Victoria Tifft, Col. Colin Ohrt, Deputy Commander Colonel Peter J. Weina, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, Dr. David Bowen, CEO of Malaria No More and Major Jessica Cowden.
ClinicalRM President/CEO Presents at Malaria Awards Ceremony
Victoria Tifft, president and CEO of Clinical Research Management, Inc (ClinicalRM), spoke at the 4th Annual Malaria Champions Breakfast, held in Washington, DC on June 7, 2012. The Malaria No More Policy Center presented three separate awards for distinguished service in the fight against malaria. Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), as well as Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research were each awarded for their efforts in malaria awareness.
Ms Tifft was invited to speak because of her lifetime commitment to finding a cure for malaria and other infectious diseases. She has experienced the devastating effects of malaria first hand during her service with the US Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa. She contracted malaria three times and witnessed the devastating conditions that people of third world countries endure. Upon her return to the US, Ms Tifft was instrumental in the creation of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) Clinical Trials Center (CTC) and has worked alongside many military and Government researchers throughout the US Army Medical Research Materiel Command (USAMRMC).
ClinicalRM was established because of Ms. Tifft’s unique understanding of the Government’s research culture and mission objectives. Today, ClinicalRM is a full service Contract Research Organization (CRO) that supports the entire product life-cycle development of FDA-regulated biologics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. The research projects that ClinicalRM supports touch the lives of our service members and their families, as well as millions of citizens around the globe. The firm is especially proud of its efforts in the field of research and the dedication to finding cures for malaria and other infectious diseases.
The Malaria Policy Center, a project of Malaria No More, works to raise awareness and galvanize support to address the global fight against malaria. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Center works with the global health community to engage policy leaders in the United States and in the other donor nations to advance efforts to defeat malaria worldwide.