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1420 East Crossing Blvd
Terre Haute, IN 47802
812-231-5205 (fax)
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Center Overview

Clinco is a dedicated research site within a large private psychiatric practice. Our large private practice allows us to call upon a vast number of patients with a broad range of psychiatric disorders. Clinco was established in 1998 and has conducted over 100 clinical studies.

Our medical studies include Hypertension, Insomnia and Shingles.

We are interested in, and capable of, completing medical indications such as obesity, migraines and smoking cessation.

We are dedicated to all trials that improve the treatment of mental health disorders. Our expertise is in working with children, adolescents, and adults with mental illness such as ADHD, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Anxiety Disorders (including Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Phobia, and PTSD).

Our objective is to become the preeminent clinical research center in central Indiana and in doing so build on the cutting edge of new psychiatric medication for the benefit of patients everywhere.

We are located in Terre Haute, Indiana which is about 70 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

Clinical Research Experience

Dr. Paras Harshawat has over 14 years experience in Phase > I,II,III,and IV clinical trials. We are primarily interested in CNS research in children, adolescents, and adults and are also interested in medical indications. We have worked in the past in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Major Depression (adults and children)
  • ADHD (children, adolescents and adults)
  • Bipolar Disorder (children, adolescents and adults)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (children and adolescents)
  • Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder
  • Treatment Resistant Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depression and ADHD Comorbidity Study
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder (children and adolescents)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Major Depression in females peri- or post menopausal
  • Adult Major Depression and Anxiety
  • Major Depression and an assessment of sexual dysfunction
  • Observational study of lipidemia
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Migrain headaches
  • Post Herpetic neuralgia
  • Shingles
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Clinco has worked with the following Sponsors and CROs:

  • Alza Corporation
  • Abbott
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • CellTech Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Clinforce
  • Constella Group
  • Covance
  • CTMS
  • DOV
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Forest
  • INC. Research
  • ICON Research
  • I3 Research
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Kendle
  • Kforce
  • Lineberry
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Medex
  • Nicox
  • Norwich
  • Novartis
  • Nova Nordisc
  • Omnicare
  • Organon Inc.
  • Parexel
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • PPD
  • PRA International
  • Premier Research
  • Quintiles
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Shire Pharmaceutical
  • Takeda
  • United Biosource Corporation
  • Wyeth
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Otsuka

Facility Description

Our research facility is located in Terre Haute, Indiana about 60 miles from the Indianapolis International Airport. We have 5800 square feet of office space with 2000 square feet dedicated to clinical research. We have several examination rooms, clinical coordinator offices, a large, comfortable patient waiting room, a lab, specimen preparation area, and a separate area for monitors. Our equipment includes ECG, centrifuge, blood rocker and -20° freezer.

We are located about three miles south of Interstate 70. Our facility is off of South US 41 in The Crossing. We are minutes from major hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Investigator Experience

Dr. Paras Harshawat is the Principal Investigator for CLINCO. In the past 14 years, he has been the PI for over 100 clinical trials. He has over 20 years of experience in treating mental illness in children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. He has an established outpatient practice with an average of 800 patients seen per month. He currently works with several residential organizations in the surrounding Indiana and Illinois area. He is board eligible in psychiatry.

Staff Expertise

Clinco has a dedicated staff of three coordinators with over 10 years experience in conducting clinical research trials as well as a board certified psychiatrist.

Paul K. Phillips, MD
Dr. Phillips is a triple board certified psychiatrist and has over 20 years experience in treating children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Phillips has over three years of clinical research experience and also sees patients at Dr. Harshawat’s outpatient practice.

Charity Wilkes
Clinical Research Manager
Charity Wilkes has nearly 2 years experience working as a manager and study coordinator in CNS trials and over 13 years experience in the social services and management field. She is responsible for management of the clinic, regulatory responsibilities, recruitment, as well as providing effective communication between physicians, sponsors, families and IRB's. She has experience in Phase 2-4 trials in outpatient settings. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree.

Lindsey Samm
Study Coordinator
Lindsey Samm has three years experience in clinical research trials with children, adolescents and adults. She is responsible for recruiting, enrolling and following patients through studies in Phase 2-4 trials. Lindsey provides effective communication between physicians, sponsors and families. She also has an Associate of Science degree.

Brian Hall
Study Coordinator
Brian Hall has experience in Phase 2-4 trials in outpatient settings with children, adolescents and adults. He is responsible for recruiting, enrolling and following patients through studies. Brian provides effective communication between physician, sponsors and families. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree.

Josephine Crowe
Intake Coordinator
Josephine Crowe has experience in Phase 2-4 trials in outpatient settings with children, adolescents and adults. She is primarily responsible for recruitment and enrolling of subjects. Josephine has one year of study coordinator experience and has 3 years of experience in the medical field. She is currently seeking her nursing degree.

David Boland
Research Assistant
David Boland is responsible for assisting coordinators in recruiting, enrolling and following patients through studies. His clerical support helps keep the clinic running effeciantly. David also assists study coordinator’s with lab procedures due to his 6 years of experience in phlebotomy. He is currently seeking his nursing degree.

Patient Demographics

Terre Haute has a population of about 60,000 and its county, Vigo, has a population of about 110,000. We draw our patients from a 60 mile radius. There are over 100 physicians and therapists in the surrounding communities. We are successful in developing and running advertising campaigns. We have also utilized central advertising when made available.

Other Information

Clinco utilizes a central Institutional Review Board.

To learn more, please visit our website at: www.clincoresearch. com.

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