Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> February 2, 2002

Candace Kendle – Kendle International Inc (kndl)

CANDACE KENDLE, Pharm.D., is co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kendle International, Inc., a global provider of clinical development services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Dr. Kendle has guided the company from a small, private concern in 1981 into a full-service, publicly held contract research organization with offices on four continents and more than 1,700 associates worldwide. Dr. Kendle's background in the pharmaceutical industry includes extensive academic experience. Her many academic positions have included acting Chairperson and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati School of Pharmacy. She also served as Director of Pharmacy at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Kendle received Doctorate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her residency at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and an Epidemiology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. Dr. Kendle also has completed continuing education courses at Harvard Business School and Stanford University. Dr. Kendle is the recipient of numerous business and community awards. Most recently, she received the 2001 Arthur C. Glasser Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy .She was a Finalist in the 1999 National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year' awards (healthcare/life sciences category).Dr. Kendle is active in numerous business and community organizations. She serves as a Director of the H. J. Heinz Company and the Isabella Venture Fund. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch and an overview of

Kendle International?

Ms. Kendle: Kendle was founded in 1981 as a small, private consulting

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