Research Center Profile:
Willamette Valley Clinical Studies
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Willamette Valley Clinical Studies is an established clinical research center directed by Patricia Buchanan, M.D. who has been working in clinical research since 1994. Dr. Buchanan is an established family practice physician practicing with River Road Medical Group since 1984. Willamette Valley Clinical Studies’ staff has experience managing in-depth, fast-paced trials including phase I, II, III, and IV trials. From the time a study begins to its completion, the WVCS investigative team including physicians, physician’s assistants, certified clinical research coordinators, nurses, certified medical assistants, x-ray technicians and lab technicians intimately follow the progress and results of each study. Together, these individuals focus on accurate data collection, maintaining patient safety and ensuring regulatory compliance in all phases of each study. The result is providing new therapies and treatment options to our community. Willamette Valley Clinical Studies has the ability to use sophisticated computer software that searches per inclusion/exclusion criteria and alerts clinic staff of potential research patients. In addition, we have an active family practice patient base of 14K which is also accessible for study recruitment. Our facility has individual exam rooms with cable television, kitchen, monitor meeting rooms with phone and high speed internet access, secure storage for pharmaceuticals, on site record archiving system and many other tools necessary to conduct complex clinical trials (See “Our Facility” for additional details). Sponsors' product and patient data are always readily available and our qualified, dependable staff is prepared to conduct all phases of research studies.
Our therapeutic specialties include:
- Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
- Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Willamette Valley Clinical Studies has been conducting clinical research since 1994 and has worked with the following sponsors:
- Adams Respiratory
- Astra Merck
- Astra Zeneca
- Bristol Meyers Squibb
- Boehringer Ingleheim
- Sanofi Aventis
- Schwartz Pharma
- SmithKline Beecham
We have the tools needed to conduct complex clinical research studies requiring either inpatient or outpatient accomodations including the following:
- individual exam rooms with cable television and sleeping accomodations
- shower for those long or overnight office visits
- kitchen facilities for protocol specific meal preparation
- monitor work/meeting rooms with telephone and high speed internet access
- secure storage for investigational product
- electronic patient database with inclusion/exclusion search capabilities
- refrigerated centrifuge
- -20° freezer
- -70° freezer
- on-site x-ray
- on-site lab facilities
- on-site record archive, keeping product and subject data readily available
We are located in Eugene, Oregon just 6 miles east of the Eugene Airport servicing the mid-Willamette Valley. There is the convenience of a public transportation bus stop on the property.
Our investigators include principal investigator, Dr. Patricia Buchanan and sub-investigators, Dr. Douglas Bailey and physician assistant, Dirk deBroekert.
Our dedicated and experienced staff include: Certified Clinical Research Coordinators, Registered Nurse, Certified Medical Assistants, X-ray Technician, Phlebotomist and Quality Assurance Coordinator
Willamette Valley Clinical Studies draws patients from a large diverse population.
Eugene is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Lane County. It is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles (80 km) east of the Oregon Coast.
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Eugene has a population of 156,185, and Lane County (co-located with the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area) (MSA) has a population of 351,715.
The Eugene-Springfield, Oregon MSA is the 144th largest metropolitan statistical area of the U.S, and the third largest in the state, behind the Portland Metropolitan Area and the Salem Metropolitan Area.
- Caucasian : 86%
- Hispanic : 8%
- African American : 1%
- Asian : 4%
- American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander : 1%
WVCS uses a central IRB.
Willamette Valley Clinical Studies has the ability to use sophisticated computer software that searches per inclusion/exclusion criteria and alerts clinic staff of potential research patients.
Eugene is home to the University of Oregon. The city is also noted for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities (especially bicycling, running/jogging, rafting, kayaking).
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