Research Center Profile:
Alliance Against Diabetes AAD Clinical Research
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Alliance Against Diabetes is an organization dedicated to the control of the epidemic of diabetes and its related conditions among the minority communities of Southern Nevada.
As part of our Mission, we conduct clinical trials in diabetes and other health related conditions (Cardio vascular, metabolic disorders, neuropathies, obesity and medical devices). These trials are conducted within the private-practice of our medical director, Dr. Rubin Saavedra, MD. This organization has been conducting clinical trials at these premises since September 2004. However, the staff has combined 35 + years of clinical trial experience.
In conjunction with the Clark County Department of Health, the organization conducts educational seminars on diabetes, support groups, diabetes awareness health fairs and many other community activities. Consequently, we have a very large database of prospective trial subjects. The site always exceeds sponsor's enrollment projections for their respective trials.
Number of Studies Conducted: 44
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 44
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 128
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 5 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 25
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 75%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes
The staff at Alliance Against Diabetes has conducted clinical trials in all phases except phase 1.
We have worked with CROs and pharmaceutical companies such as:
|Bristol-Myers Squib||Omni Care|
|Eli Lilly and Co.||Osiris Pharmaceuticals|
|Forest Research Institute||PAREXEL|
|Glaxo Smith Kline||Pfizer|
|i3 Research||Pharm-Olam International|
|Merck||United BioSource Corporation|
The site is located in Las Vegas; this is a 4,400 square foot facility, with dedicated lab, personnel and all necessary equipment for clinical trials on site.
Many of the patients and research subjects live within walking distance from the site.
Dr. Rubin H.Saavedra, MD is board certified in Family Practice and has 6+ years of experience in clinical trials
Dr. Shawn Cyril Mapleton, MD is board certified in Family Practice and has 2+ years of experience in clinical trials
Olga Martin, PhD, CN, CCRC, DE has 13+ years of experience in clinical trials and diabetes education.
Rudiber Castellanos, CRC has 2+ years experience in clinical trials. Medical Degree from Cuba..
Miguel Sierra, CRC has 2+ years experience in clinical trials. Medical Degree from Cuba.
Joanne Urioste, BS, BA, ASN, RN, CRC has 13+ years of experience in clinical trials and diabetes education.
Franklin Cala, CRChas 2+ years experience in clinical trials. Medical Degree from Cuba.
Plus other professionals in the medical field.
Most of the research staff are native Spanish speakers and fluent in English. Therefore, the site is able to serve a diverse ethnic population
Type 2 Diabetes affects Hispanics at a much earlier age than non Hispanics. Therefore, our patient population ranges between 18 through 65 years of age and is about evenly distributed between both genders.
We prefer to use a central IRB. The research site is 100% HIPPA compliant. All Staff have been Haz-Mat trained.
Ezekiel Martin, PhD
Site Director / Owner
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