HI*PRA is a beacon that collectively signals the meaning of both PRA’s culture and work. It’s a coalescence of values that guide each and every one of our employees. HI*PRA defines the basis of PRA’s culture and the image we want to portray.
Values aren’t just words, they’re actions.
PRA’s values inform how we live and what we do—in both successful and challenging times. They provide a sense of shared identity. Individually, our values are not new to our organization. But together, they shape our unique company culture.
Above all, PRA’s employees are encouraged to respectfully apply these values to all of their work, whether internally or externally.
We live our values, every day.
Watch what motivates Alex Burrington, Project Manager, as he shares his personal journey in clinical development.
Growing up with cystic fibrosis, Alex Burrington is all too familiar with the burden patients face in today’s healthcare landscape. His first passion was music—a career that did not always lend itself to the wholesome lifestyle his disease demanded.
Alex understands that revolutionary changes in clinical development can help people start new lives—he did just that by utilizing IVF support in the birth of his daughter. The challenges and benefits of clinical development surround him, both professionally and personally.
Today, Alex has found a new passion and drive in clinical research, where he teams up with colleagues across PRA to make an impact on not only his own life, but the lives of patients and families around the world.
Hear Alex’s story in his own words below.
Tinaya Gray, Director of Project Delivery, is part of an army of researchers looking to change the outcomes of vulnerable populations. Her father’s experience with drug use and HIV inspired her to embark on her journey into clinical research, where she takes precious time gaining trust from people. As a parent of a child with ADHD, she’s learned how to find the best ways to support someone with a condition that currently can’t be cured. Her experience at PRA has helped her trust that process more. PRA’s culture is different—we have diversity throughout our org, and it’s that commitment to support one another when we speak that fosters trust with our clients, coworkers, and the patients we serve.
Alvaro Tejedor, a Contracts Associate at the PRA Madrid office, spends much of his job talking with people from all over the world. However, he felt like he did not truly know his colleagues in his own office. That inspired him to find creative ways for PRA employees to bond with each other. Alvaro recognized that we achieve success by energizing and inspiring those around us and made space for those interactions through sharing podcasts, music, recipes, and book recommendations.
Data is powerful. It must be used wisely. This is something Lisa Lenrow, Senior Director of Client Services, Audience and Media, holds near and dear. She knows that PRA’s vast array of data is a chronicle of a patient’s entire journey throughout the healthcare system. To Lisa, resourcefulness is playing to your strengths, and one of the things that makes the “lean and mean” Audience and Media team successful is its ability to play off of each other’s strengths. Behind Lisa’s dedication to her job and her team is a very personal story—one of turning her loss into providing hope for patients and families.
When you really want something to happen, you make it work. Cathy Lane, Executive Director and General Manager of Strategic Operations, lives by this motto. Whether it was beginning a long-distance relationship with her now husband—in the days before mobile phones—or transitioning from her role as a general nurse into the clinical research field, Cathy knows that flexibility is key to managing change.
Today, she oversees two global partnerships where she’s responsible for ensuring PRA’s teams are delivering and building long-lasting relationships with the sponsors. Her day-to-day requires she pivot quickly and offer creative solutions to ensure our partners achieve their end goals.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Cathy wanted to do something to support her community, so she volunteered at a local testing site where she helped screen people for COVID-19. Even after twenty years away from a patient-facing role, Cathy proved she still has the magic touch—and the agility—to jump back in right where she left off.
As we expand our research, technology, and capabilities, the five HI*PRA values will guide us in the pursuit of our commitment.
We are dedicated to improving lives through partnerships and the teamwork of our people.
We do the right thing – exhibiting honest, fair, and ethical behavior across all diverse communities.
We achieve success by energizing and inspiring those around us while holding one another accountable.
We take a can-do approach and dedicate ourselves to improving and evolving the organization in our drive for solutions and innovations.
We are flexible and relentless in solving challenges and reinventing what we do.
What does our ideal future look like?
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