Clinical Trial Resource Center

Clinical Trial Resource Center

Research Center Profile:
Health Sciences Research Center

Center Information

Mariah M. Pieretti, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Health Sciences Research Center
840 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-1420 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Healthy Volunteers
Internal Medicine
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Health Sciences Research Center (HSRC) are two independent research centers associated with Asthma & Allergy Associates P.C. Located in Cortland and Elmira, New York, HSRC draws from the medical practice, which covers regions in Cortland, Tompkins, Chemung, and Broome Counties.

Clinical Research Experience

HSRC has conducted numerous Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials in varying therapeutic areas.

These include:

  • Adult and Pediatric Allergy
  • Adult and Pediatric Antibiotics
  • Adult and Pediatric Asthma
  • Adult and Pediatric Devices
  • Adult and Pediatric Skin Disorders
  • Adult and Pediatric Vaccinations
  • Biological Agents
  • COPD
  • Other Therapeutic Agents
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Antihistamines Immunotherapy

Facility Description

Our initial research complex was built in the fall of 2003, and our newest site was completed in March 2005.

A quick view of both equally equipped sites includes twenty private examination rooms, state-of-the-art equipment available to perform EKGs, pulmonary function, skin testing and adult/pediatric phlebotomy. Our CLIA-certified laboratories are equipped with a -20 degree and -70 degree freezer and a defibrillator. Calibration records are available for all equipment. We have IATA Hazmat certified staff.

We also house an impressive patient lounge which is particularly convenient for long visits with "at-home amenities" such as cable television, VCR, DVD, desktop workspace, reclining chairs, and a patient refrigerator.

Investigator Experience

Mariah M. Pieretti, M.D. Medical Degree - Temple Univ. School of Medicine, PA
Family Medicine Internship - Columbia University Medical Center, NY
Pediatric Residency - Columbia University Medical Center, NY
Allergy & Immunology Fellowship - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY

Elliot Rubinstein, M.D. Medical Degree - Chicago Medical School, IL
Pediatric Internship - Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital, NY
Pediatric Residency - Buffalo Children's Hospital, NY
Allergy & Immunology Fellowship - Buffalo General & Children's Hospital, NY

Stella M. Castro, M.D. Medical Degree - University of The Philippines College of Medicine,Manila, Philippines
Internal Medicine Internship - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
Internal Medicine Residency - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
Allergy & Immunology Fellowship - University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY

Julie D. K. McNairn, M.D. Medical Degree - SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY
Internal Medicine Internship - University Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Internal Medicine Residency - University Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Allergy & Immunology Fellowship - Children's Mercy Hospital /University of Missouri at Kansas City Medical Center, MO

HSRC investigators have performed over 125 clinical trials. Collectively, our investigators are board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology, and have training in Good Clinical Practice.

Staff Expertise

The entire staff at HSRC has gained recognition as our region's leaders in clinical research. HSRC employs Physician Assistants, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse CCRC, and regulatory affairs personnel. Our staff training includes: IATA HAZMAT and Good Clinical Practice. Health Sciences Research Center has established Standard Operating Procedures and extensive training logs for its staff.

Patient Demographics

Our patient population has a very positive attitude toward clinical research. We draw patients from the associated medical practice and the general community.

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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.

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