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Research Center Profile:
Charlottesville Medical Research

Center Information

Joyce Womack
Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Manager
Charlottesville Medical Research
325 Winding River Lane, Ste 102
Charlottesville, VA 22911
434-817-8492 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Healthy Volunteers
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Charlottesville Medical Research is a private medical research facility that has conducted Phase I-IV pharmaceutical and device clinical trials since 1991. We are located in historic Charlottesville, Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville Airport is located 20 minutes from the site, in central Virginia.

Formerly CGA Clinical Research, we began as a gastroenterology research center associated with Charlottesville Gastroenterology Associates. We now offer multi-specialty site services with a strong infrastructure of experienced research personnel who have conducted over 250 trials. All investigators are board certified within their specialties and all coordinators are certified as Clinical Research Coordinators by ACRP if eligible.

Dedicated regulatory staff provides quick turnaround of documents using a centralized IRB for all outpatient studies.

Clinical Research Experience

We have been conducting clinical research since 1991.

We focus on Phase II, III, and IV clinical research.

We have worked with numerous sponsors including:

  • Abbott
  • Allergan
  • Altana
  • Amgen
  • Arena
  • Astellas
  • Aventis
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Bayer
  • Biovail
  • BMS
  • Braintree
  • Carrington
  • Celltech
  • Centocor
  • Chugai
  • Cytos
  • Eisai
  • Epigenomics
  • Ethicon
  • Fleet
  • Forest
  • Genentech
  • GSK
  • Guilford
  • Hakuju
  • Hisamitsu
  • Hutchison
  • Immunex
  • Isis
  • Isolagen
  • Janssen
  • Lilly
  • Map
  • Martek
  • Medco
  • Medimmune
  • Merck
  • Merck Serono
  • Novartis
  • Ortho McNeil
  • Otsuka
  • Paion
  • Pfizer
  • Pozen
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Salix
  • Sanofi
  • Sanofi-Pasteur
  • Santarus
  • Schering-Plough
  • Sepracor
  • Solvay
  • Sucampo
  • Takeda
  • Teikoku
  • Tioga
  • Velapharm
  • Vertex
  • Wyeth
  • Xenoport
  • Xoma

A listing of our trials experience can be found on our website at:

Facility Description

Our facility is designed to provide state-of-the-art medical care and treatment. We have:

  • Full Time CRC's and Research Assistants
  • Certified Phlebotomists on Staff
  • Full Time Dedicated Patient Recruiter
  • Remote data entry experience
  • Separate, comfortable monitor areas with high-speed DSL access
  • In-house lab for specimen processing
  • 7 Equipped Medical-exam Rooms
  • ECG
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • -20° and -70° freezer and 2° to 8° refrigerator
  • Refrigerator for lab supplies
  • Locked drug rooms for refrigerated and frozen investigational product
  • Large conference room
  • Infusion area with volumetric pump
  • Endoscopic suites for colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and upper endoscopy
  • Computerized patient database with over 4,000 patients
  • DEXA-Scan

Off site facilities include x-ray and nuclear medicine and a sleep lab.

Investigator Experience

Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG, CPI, Medical Director of Clinical Research

Joseph David, MD

James Clark, MD
Internal Medicine

Anna Magee, MD

Pari Nikpey, MD

Patricia Shipley, MD

Kenneth S. Sternberg, MD

Christie Lehman, MD

Deborah M. Elder, MD

Staff Expertise

Kathy Stuples, LPN, CCRC, Research Coordinator

Evonne Hancock, CNA, CCRC, Research Coordinator

Emily Hawkins, CNA, Research Assistant

Penny Amos, MA, CPT, Research Assistant

Joyce Womack, Executive Director

Lisa McCauley, Contracts Manager

Audra Book, Subject Recruiter

Cindy Fischer, CCRC, Business Development Associate

Patient Demographics

The population served is an educated and motivated group in regards to participation in clinical research studies. Charlottesville has a population of 40,000 but serves approximately 200,000 in central Virginia.

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