Linda Schipani - Entrepreneur of the YearThe Nashville Business Journal has named Clinical Research Associates President and CEO Linda Schipani as an Entrepreneur of the Year in the newspaper’s Healthcare Innovation Awards in 2021. Linda was nominated and selected due to her leadership and innovation in clinical trial recruitment and administration during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Under Linda’s guidance, CRA met and exceeded its recruitment goals by leveraging partnerships with community organizations, academic institutions, and the Metro Nashville Department of Health. During a time of great uncertainty, Clinical Research Associates provided its community with insight into the vaccine-making process for COVID-19 vaccines, an opportunity to fight back against the virus, and hope for the future when it administered the first vaccine dose in the state of Tennessee.

The Healthcare Innovation Awards are an evolution of the Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care Awards, honoring those who pushed the region’s signature industry forward and who helped protect their communities in uncertain times. From doctors to hospital chiefs to tech startups, the awards aimed to recognize innovation happening across Greater Nashville’s robust health care industry.

Read more about the awards and see the other honorees here.

Read more about Clinical Research Associates here.

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