Research Center Profile:
Summit Research Network (Oregon), Inc.
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Summit Research Network (Portland, Oregon) is
an independent medical research organization. Since 1976, we have
worked in cooperation with pharmaceutical companies to develop
medical treatments for a variety of conditions.
Beginning in the year 1999, Pacific Northwest Clinical Research
Center joined with four similar sites across the country to form
Summit Research Network. By expanding to become a national
organization, Summit can marshall additional resources to provide
the most advanced research techniques to help individuals with
psychiatric conditions. Our staff includes physicians (psychiatry
and internal medicine), psychologists, nurses, clinicians, clinical
research coordinators, medical assistants and support personnel. In
addition to our own staff, Summit contracts with physicians of
various specialties who provide their own expertise to selected
We are dedicated to improving medical treatment by conducting
excellent scientific research. Our goal is to expand scientific
knowledge while maintaining the highest quality patient care.
Summit Research specializes in clinical studies for Anxiety,
Depression, Alcohol Related Problems, Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Low Back
Pain, Fibromyalgia, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Memory Loss:
Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss due to Strokes (Vascular
Dementia), Mild Cognitive Impairment, Migraine, Obesity, Obsessive
Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder (PTSD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Smoking
Cessation, and Social Anxiety Disorder.
Summit Research has one out-patient facility in the greater
Portland area. This location has excellent access to freeways and
Summit Research Network (Oregon), Inc.
2701 NW Vaughn Street
Portland, OR 97210 USA
Equipment & Diagnostic Services:
- Private offices, multiple exam rooms
- Phlebotomy draw/processing capabilities including centrifuges,
refrigerators and -20° freezer.
- Medical equipment includes portable 12-lead ECG machines,
scales, mercury sphygmomanometers.
- Secured drug storage room
- Access to dry ice
Ward T. Smith, MD
Director of Research/Principal Investigator
Ward T. Smith, MD, received a bachelor's degree in biology
from Princeton University in 1961, and a medical degree from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1965. He completed an internal
medicine residency at Providence Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and
a residency in psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University. He
is currently Director of Research at Summit Research Network,
formerly Pacific Northwest Clinical Research Center, which he
established in 1976. He has been the principal investigator in over
300 clinical trials evaluating treatments of disorders of the
central nervous system.
Scott Losk, PhD
Scott Losk, PhD, obtained a doctorate at Fuller Graduate School
of Psychology in 1989, and did a post-doctoral fellowship in
medical psychology at Oregon Health Sciences University. He has
been in private practice since 1990, with an emphasis on clinical
psychology, neuropsychology, and geriatric psychology. Dr. Losk
joined Summit Research Network, formerly Pacific Northwest Clinical
Research Center, also in 1990. He has been an investigator in over
50 clinical trials evaluating treatments of disorders of the
central nervous system, and the principal investigator in over 25
clinical trials evaluating treatments for Alzheimer's Disease.
Dr. Losk is active in the Alzheimer's community providing talks
and presentations to caregivers and other professionals.
MaryAnn Colvard, MD
MaryAnn Colvard, MD, graduated from the University of Washington
with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1987, and a medical
degree in 1991. She is board certified in internal medicine and
completed her internal medicine residency at the University of
Hawaii in 1995. Before joining Summit Research Network in 2002, Dr.
Colvard practiced as a primary care physician for Providence
Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente. At Summit she enjoys focusing
on clinical research and mental health.
James Bergthold, MD
James Bergthold, MD, received a bachelor's degree in biology
in 1986 from Biola University and a medical degree from the Medical
College of Wisconsin in 1992. Following his residency in internal
medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1995, he was a
partner at HealthFirst Medical Group and the Providence Medical
Group. Dr. Bergthold's special interests include geriatric
medicine, cardiology and diabetes. He has been with Summit Research
Alan Yeo, MD, MPH
Alan Yeo, MD, MPH, graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1994. He completed his medical and master of public health degrees from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2000. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine and he joined Summit Research Network, Inc. in 2010. He has been an investigator in over 50 clinical trials involving major depression, bipolar disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, dementia, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia and migraine headache since 2006. Aside from conducting clinical trials, Dr. Yeo works as a staff psychiatrist at Portland State University, Center for Student Health and Counseling.
Our well educated and highly trained staff
- Board Certified Physicians
- Licensed Psychologists
- Adult Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Nurses
- Certified Clinical Research Coordinators
- Certified Medical Assistants
- Support Personnel
Many staff members have been associated with Summit Research for
10 years or more.
We draw patients from the greater Portland metropolitan area, as
well as southwestern Washington (population approximately 2
- Able to utilize Central IRBs
- Experience with remote data entry
- Quality Assurance monitoring
- Aftercare program for study participants
- Comprehensive advertising program and experienced
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