Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Brad Dawson has joined the Company as a managing director in its Huron Life Sciences practice. Dawson will be focused on advising pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the area of research and development (R&D) process transformation to improve operational efficiencies, address regulatory compliance vulnerabilities, and enhance the overall value of the development pipeline. “The life sciences industry is facing increased pressure to be more cost effective in its research and meet ongoing regulatory demands,” said Paul Silver, managing director and Huron Life Sciences solution leader. “Brad will help pharmaceutical and medical device clients improve their R&D processes to achieve better efficiencies in meeting regulatory and cost challenges. His expertise will help clients more efficiently integrate knowledge management, improve patient safety, and enhance functional operations to reduce time to market. We are pleased to welcome Brad to the Huron Life Sciences team and are confident that his deep experience will be a tremendous resource for our clients in this critical area.” Dawson has more than 15 years of experience leading strategic growth initiatives, process improvement, and quality system optimization solutions for leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Prior to joining Huron Life Sciences, Dawson worked at Quintiles Consulting where he served as the principal and practice leader for R&D Process Optimization. At Huron, Dawson will be working with clients on solutions focused on the transformation of core business and information management processes from early research and development through clinical operations, regulatory and quality management, and tech transfer. About Huron Life Sciences Huron Life Sciences serves healthcare providers, academic medical centers, pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies and the law firms that support these organizations to define, measure, and achieve financial, operational, and strategic objectives. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com/lifesciences or follow us on Twitter: @Huron. About Huron Consulting Group Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.