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Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Clinical Research Business Recognized for Effective Employee Development Programs

2023 Training magazine APEX Award winner

WILMINGTON, N.C., (April 4, 2023) – The PPD clinical research business of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, has been recognized again for its robust employee development learning programs. The business was honored as a 2023 Training magazine APEX Award winner and a 2023 Brandon Hall Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence Award winner for its effective learning technology and strategy programs designed to grow employees’ skills and drive customers’ success.

The PPD clinical research business ranked within the top 20 of companies in the 2023 APEX Awards, which ranks business’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. Judges review various qualitative and quantitative benchmarks, including the scope of programs provided, budget, business goals and business outcomes from training.

“To best serve our customers and provide our colleagues with career growth opportunities, we remain committed to talent development by providing a wide range of learning and performance programs,” said Jay Dixon, senior vice president, quality and enterprise learning, clinical research, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Our programs are specifically built to engage and challenge our teams for optimal performance in their day-to-day work, allowing us to provide our customers with exceptional service to enable them to achieve their clinical research goals.”

The business’ enterprise learning team also received two 2023 Brandon Hall HCM Awards, including silver for the 2022 HCM Excellence Award for Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy and bronze for the 2022 Technology Excellence Award for Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology. These awards reaffirm the business’ commitment to elevate the learner experience through innovative engagement methods.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of over $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit

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