PPD http://whqr.org en Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials Economic Boon for Southeastern North Carolina http://whqr.org/post/pharmaceutical-clinical-trials-economic-boon-southeastern-north-carolina <p></p><p>Economic growth strategy is dominating conversations from neighborhood associations to cities and counties -- to the state and federal levels.&nbsp; New Hanover County Commissioners recently paid for an analysis on the best ways to grow the area’s economy.&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:30:28 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 54154 at http://whqr.org Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials Economic Boon for Southeastern North Carolina Cape Fear Region's Largest Employers Share Needs with Local Entrepreneurs http://whqr.org/post/cape-fear-regions-largest-employers-share-needs-local-entrepreneurs <p>UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, has unveiled the business sector’s answer to match-making.&nbsp; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:48:30 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53899 at http://whqr.org Cape Fear Region's Largest Employers Share Needs with Local Entrepreneurs UNCW Business Leaders Ask Cape Fear Region's Top Five Employers to Reveal Their Needs http://whqr.org/post/uncw-business-leaders-ask-cape-fear-regions-top-five-employers-reveal-their-needs <p>In the wake of UNCW’s Information Technology Conference and the release of the Garner Report, the question of how to spur economic development in the Cape Fear Region persists. Should leaders be luring outside businesses, developing local industries, or encouraging start-up activity? In answer to this, UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, is training local entrepreneurs to identify area business owners’ needs, develop solutions accordingly—and take these ideas to broader, out-of-state markets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53621 at http://whqr.org UNCW Business Leaders Ask Cape Fear Region's Top Five Employers to Reveal Their Needs Wilmington's PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon Raises Awareness of Clinical Drug Trials http://whqr.org/post/wilmingtons-ppd-beach2battleship-triathlon-raises-awareness-clinical-drug-trials <p>This weekend the Cape Fear region welcomes more than two thousand athletes from across the country for the sixth annual <a href="http://beach2battleship.com/">Beach2Battleship Triathlon</a>. And these iron and half-iron endeavors aren’t exactly everyday athletic events. Their sponsor, <a href="http://www.ppdi.com/">PPD</a>—a Wilmington-based pharmaceutical research organization—is honoring seven special participants. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45131 at http://whqr.org Wilmington's PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon Raises Awareness of Clinical Drug Trials Wilmington's PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon Benefits Local YMCA http://whqr.org/post/wilmingtons-ppd-beach2battleship-triathlon-benefits-local-ymca <p>Tomorrow marks the sixth annual <a href="http://beach2battleship.com/">Beach2Battleship Triathlon</a>, which is sponsored by <a href="http://www.ppdi.com/">PPD</a>, a Wilmington-based organization researching pharmaceutical technology. Proceeds from the event will benefit the <a href="https://www.wilmingtonfamilyymca.org/">Wilmington Family YMCA</a>. And among the two thousand-plus participating athletes are seven special participants known as PPD Heroes. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 45132 at http://whqr.org Wilmington's PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon Benefits Local YMCA PPD names David Simmons as new Chairman, CEO http://whqr.org/post/ppd-names-david-simmons-new-chairman-ceo <p>Pharmaceutical Product Development &ndash; better known as PPD in Wilmington &ndash; announced this morning that it&rsquo;s Board of Directors has named a new chairman and CEO. Wed, 23 May 2012 17:02:05 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 16825 at http://whqr.org PPD names David Simmons as new Chairman, CEO PPD CEO Resigns http://whqr.org/post/ppd-ceo-resigns <p>PPD’s new CEO Raymond Hill resigned Monday after only three months at his post and just a week after the company went private.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:02:42 +0000 Michelle Bliss 8346 at http://whqr.org PPD CEO Resigns $3.9 Billion Acquisition of PPD Complete http://whqr.org/post/39-billion-acquisition-ppd-complete <p>The $3.9 billion acquisition of PPD by the Carlyle Group and Hellman and Friedman is now complete.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:52:39 +0000 Michelle Bliss 7900 at http://whqr.org $3.9 Billion Acquisition of PPD Complete