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Syneos Health Wins Society for Clinical Research Sites Eagle Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Syneos Health® (Nasdaq:SYNH), the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization, today announced that it was awarded the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) Eagle Award, sweeping the CRO category for the fourth consecutive year. Presented at SCRS’s Global Site Solutions Summit, the award recognizes the CRO that best exemplifies a site-focused approach to clinical trial management, demonstrating outstanding leadership, professionalism, integrity, passion and dedication to advancing the clinical research profession through strong site partnerships.

“We are honored that sites have consistently selected Syneos Health as their CRO of choice in recent years, pointing to the progress we’ve made in streamlining pain points in the clinical trial process,” said Tara Fitzgerald, President, Clinical Development Services, Syneos Health, who accepted the award on behalf of the company at the Summit. “It’s especially humbling in a year where we’ve been proud to work side-by-side with sites to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, transforming approaches to deliver impact for patients and continuing to unlock data to change lives. We thank our dedicated employees and the investigative sites we work with who continuously strive to improve the clinical development process.”

This year’s winners were selected by investigative sites – nearly 10,000 research sites in 47 countries – who voted for the CRO they believe best demonstrates a strong commitment to site partnerships. Selection criteria included availability of qualified staff to support sites, willingness to collaborate, protocol design and execution, financial consideration and partnering with sites for future work.

“Syneos Health has won the SCRS Eagle Award for three previous years in the CRO category, and this fourth win is in a very different landscape,” said Allyson Small, SCRS COO. “The pandemic disruption stretched operational systems in clinical research, making relationships critically important, with the sites recognizing Syneos Health in particular for their prioritization of the site partnership.”  

Learn more about Syneos Heath’s site and patient engagement programs, including the Company’s Catalyst Site Program that delivers proven predictability in clinical trial delivery for for Early Phase, Oncology, Psychiatry, Vaccine, Ophthalmology and Post-Operative Pain and Pain trials: syneoshealth.com/catalyst

About 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. To learn more about how we are shortening the distance from lab to life® visit  syneoshealth.com or subscribe to our podcast.

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Noses out of joint as phones banned at society wedding of the year

The party continues on Sunday with the couple hosting a post-wedding washup aboard Sydney superyacht Quantum.

However, more than a few noses are out of joint after the couple imposed a strict technology ban forbidding the use of phones and the taking of photos.

Emerald City is told some guests have taken drastic measures to ensure they’re able to capture happy snaps at the event by hiring a personal photographer to follow them around.

Efron’s squeeze keeps a low-profile online
She’s the talk of Australia and the envy of every noughties tween after capturing the heart of Hollywood heart-throb, Zac Efron, during his COVID sojourn Down Under.

Zac Efron's aussie girlfriend Vanessa Valladares with her tight-knit family.

Zac Efron’s aussie girlfriend Vanessa Valladares with her tight-knit family.Credit:facebook

While little is known about model-cum-waitress Vanessa Valladares, the Australian public can’t seem to get enough of her fairytale romance after meeting Efron at Byron Bay’s General Store cafe in June.

Despite jetting across the state for trips to Sydney, Thredbo and Byron Bay, the pair are doing their best to fly under the radar. Vanessa, 25, who originally hails from Werribee on the outskirts of Melbourne, has managed to keep her “regular” Aussie family out of the public eye, including her twin brother Jayden.

Vanessa has kept her twin brother and mum out of the spotlight since she began dating Zac Efron.

Vanessa has kept her twin brother and mum out of the spotlight since she began dating Zac Efron.Credit:facebook

Media-shy Jayden opted to steer clear of his sister’s newfound fame, deleting all forms of social media prior to her relationship becoming public. However, mum and family matriarch Diana Valladares isn’t shy when it comes to sharing her life on social media, with a stream of commentary from her job at Coles, updates from her last pregnancy and photos of her daughters’ modelling achievements.

But Vanessa’s high-profile relationship with Efron is yet to make an appearance on her mum’s active social media feed. It is not clear if the Valladares clan have been introduced to the Hollywood star; there has been less opportunity because of the COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria.

Along with her twin Jayden, Vanessa also has a seven-year-old half brother named Tyson who she has shared images of on her private Facebook page.

Last week Emerald City reported Efron and Valladares dined at Sydney’s Catalina restaurant on their jaunt to Sydney. But the pair may have to put their romance on hold, as Efron is due back in the United States in coming months to film the Disney+ remake of Three Men and a Baby.

Sam Burgess's lawyer, Bryan Wrench, leaves Moss Vale Court house.

Sam Burgess’s lawyer, Bryan Wrench, leaves Moss Vale Court house.Credit:Rhett Wymann

Sydney socialite caught up in court crossfire
Locals in the usually quaint southern highlands town of Moss Vale were curious when a large media contingent descended on their village last week. Media crews and photographers spilled onto the street outside Moss Vale Local Court as solicitor to the stars Bryan Wrench fronted court to fight claims of charges of assault and intimidation between his client Sam Burgess and father-in-law Mitch Hooke

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American Cancer Society’s 100+ Year Fight to Save Lives from Breast Cancer Gets Boost from Fashion Retailer, Buckle

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fashion retailer, Buckle, is again sponsoring Denim Days to support the American Cancer Society (ACS). Denim Days began in 1986, when employees at a private company got together to ask coworkers for donations to “go casual” for the cause. The idea spread, and now companies, schools, and other organizations nationwide have participated. In the weeks leading up to Denim Days, friends and coworkers are asked to donate $5 or more to wear jeans to work one day in October.

In support of the campaign, Buckle will donate $1 to ACS Denim Days for every pair of regular-priced jeans purchased in-store and online from participating brands from October 4 – 25, 2020. Buckle will also contribute 20% from the sale of every t-shirt with a “Unite To Fight” sticker and give their guests the opportunity to support ACS by “Rounding Up” their in-store purchase to the nearest dollar during the same timeframe.

“Buckle has always believed that good business begins with great people doing good things, and we know our October campaign to support the fight against breast cancer is a great way to come together with our teammates, guests, and our great partners like ACS to do something impactful,” shared Dennis Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer at Buckle.

Buckle’s campaign will help the American Cancer Society provide much-needed resources and support  for the one in eight women who will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

“We could not be more appreciative of Buckle’s support for Denim Days,” said Gary Reedy, Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society. “Buckle is a great partner in our work to help save lives in the fight against breast cancer, and its team, leadership and guests continue to answer our calls for support.”

ACS is the number one trusted source of cancer information and provides 24/7 virtual and live response support via their cancer hotline; provides transportation and lodging assistance to those who must travel long distances to get care; and is the primary private nonprofit funder of cancer research, investing more than $4.9 billion over 75 years.

To find a participating Buckle location, please visit www.buckle.com.

About Buckle
Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company’s exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 446 retail stores in 42 states.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

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