Research Center Profile:
The Education and Research Foundation, Inc.
For almost 40 years, The Education & Research Foundation, Inc.
has successfully completed hundreds of clinical trials in historic
Lynchburg, Virginia. Our continued growth and development has built
strong industry experience in many facets of research.
- Topical Medications and Products
- Oral Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
- Health and Beauty Aids
- Oral Hygiene Products
We are client focused. Your successful project is our first
priority. We have the flexibility to adhere to your project
schedule. We have fine-tuned our process to assure clients their
project is conducted efficiently and effectively through:
Timely recruitment of your required number of research subjects,
consistently meeting or exceeding enrollment targets.
Use of your protocols, our standard protocols or protocols
customized to meet your specific needs.
Adaptable IRB Process
We will manage the process with an IRB of our choosing, or utilize
a Central IRB at the sponsor's request.
Our commitment to compliance begins with an unwavering protection
of the subjects' rights and safety and includes a thorough
knowledge of regulatory requirements.
Your research stays yours. We do not use client names or projects
to promote The Education & Research Foundation.
Dermatological Studies: Wide ranging including
Acne, Dandruff, Eczema, Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Aging
Skin, Fungal, and many more
Human Dermal Safety Studies: Phase I-IV, with
the distinction of being one of the leading sites for Phase I patch
studies in the United States
Device Studies: Shoe Inserts, Laser Safety,
Shaving Equipment, Delivery System
Biopsy Tissue Specimens: Acne, Aging Skin, Hair
Follicle, Normal Skin, Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, UV-Exposure, UV Testing
Product Use Studies: Cosmetics, Sun Screens,
Pharmacokinetic Sampling, Dose Ranging, Usability, Label Comprehensive, Product Delivery and Rx to OTC
We offer services in conducting safety, efficacy and claim
substantiation research. Each clinical research project is
conducted by board-certified medical investigators and staff with
extensive skills in clinical research trials.
We have a state of the art study management software that allows
us to track project information such as patient tracking;
recruitment; enrollment statistics; document tracking; and study
budgeting and cost planning.
We have a CLIA approved laboratory and many other laboratory
resources available or we work with the client selected labs.
The center occupies a 7,500 square foot dedicated research
facility. We have 12 exam rooms, a controlled temperature room,
multiple wash stations for shampooing, shaving, and cleansing, high speed
internet access, dedicated monitoring space, dedicated fax and data
lines, locked and temperature monitored drug storage with limited access, secure refrigerators, Freezers (-20 Celsius and -80 Celsius), 12 lead ECC machine, phlebotomy equipment, multiple two-way mirrors for subject observation, multi-port solar simulators, VISIA-CR photography system and Nikon D-90 twin flash digital camera.
Kappa P. Meadows, M.D.
Medical Director/Principal Investigator
Janet G. Hickman, M.D.
Medical Consultant/Principal Investigator
David C. Wilson, M.D.
Medical Consultant/Principal Investigator
We have access to many board-certified physicians, with
particular strength in dermatology, gastrointestinal medicine and
Our experienced staff members work along side the principal
investigators to provide quality, accurate data. Our clinical
staff, many with over 20 years of experience with The Education
& Research Foundation, provide our clients a significant depth
of knowledge in a wide range of projects.
Our experience and reputation give us the ability to offer
sponsors a wide range of panel sizes. Our community demographic
closely mirrors the United States demographic as a whole, allowing
us to offer representative patient populations or to target
specific population groups.
Commitment to Quality Service
We at The Education & Research Foundation not only ensure our
clients timely and accurate data, we are committed to operating
within a highly ethical, value-added and cost efficient
environment; giving each client the excellence they are
If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical
trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from
the research center will then follow up with you.