LONDON, October 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiltern International Limited (Chiltern), a global clinical contract research organization (CRO) announced that Chiltern has won Project Manager of the Year at the 2009 Clinical Research Excellence Awards from the publishers of Global Clinical Practices Journal (GCPj).

Glenn Kerkhof, Chiltern CEO, stated during the announcement, I am proud of Katie Huffine, clearly one of Chiltern's outstanding Project Managers. Katie earned this recognition through her achievement of the successful early enrollment of patients in a pivotal clinical research study.

Katie Huffine, BSN, MSN, is a veteran in healthcare. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Tennessee State University, USA and a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Tennessee, USA. Katie has 37 years of nursing experience and 17 of those years in management roles.

Katie joined Chiltern in April 2003 as a Clinical Research Associate and was promoted to Project Manager in February 2008.

Henry Miller, Chiltern Executive Director, Project Management, Americas, says that The success of Katie's achievement is a clear result of her organizational, communication and motivational skills honed throughout her 17 years of management experience.

Katie has been with Chiltern for over 6 years and this award is an excellent recognition of her dedication and hard work for our organization. Her leadership skills have earned her the respect of her team members and she has gained the trust of Chiltern's clients. At Chiltern, we work hard to develop, train, mentor and support our project management team to enable them to deliver outstanding client service, said Aize Smink, Executive Vice President, Global Clinical Development.

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About Chiltern:

Established in 1982, Chiltern is a leading global clinical Contract Research Organization with extensive experience conducting and staffing international Phase I to Phase IV clinical trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas for a wide variety of clients. Chiltern has conducted trials in more than 40 countries and employs 1,400 people in 29 countries. Chiltern provides Early Phase, Global Clinical Development, Late Phase, Biometrics, Medical and Regulatory Affairs and Resourcing Solutions services. Further information is available at

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