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Quebec researcher wins entrepreneur award


Montreal, QC – Dr. John S. Sampalis, founder and CEO of JSS Medical Research Inc., has won the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Quebec Health Sciences Award. He received the award at the regional awards gala in Montreal.

“We are proud that John has been honoured for his leadership and innovation through this award,” says Dr. Michel Cimon, member of the board. “His company’s level of dedication to providing quality clinical research services to healthcare stakeholders is what makes them a true industry leader.”

Dr. Sampalis is an entrepreneur who is recognized as one of Canada’s leading epidemiologists and the top trauma researcher in Canada. Founded in 1985, JSS Medical Research Inc. has over 25 years of experience in clinical research. With over 120 projects in 15 different therapeutic areas, their clinical operations teams handle high volumes of recruitment with over 400,000 patients processed at more than 8,000 sites in the last five years.

Now in their 21st year, the annual EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs across Canada. Award winners are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.