Research Center Profile:
Genova Clinical Research, Inc
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Genova Clinical Research is dedicated to obtaining high quality data for the pharmaceutical industry. Its experienced and certified research staff is capable of conducting Phase II to Phase IV patient studies. Genova's primary goals are to establish a reputation for superior research, an unparalleled standard of ethics, and outstanding patient recruitment and retention.
The physician medical director and other research staff are all 100% research dedicated to serve patients and facilitate monitors. Our physician and staff have more than 25 years of experience in Clinical Research. We have truly assembled the "cream of the crop" to administer clinical research trials.
Number of Studies Conducted: 200
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 200
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 6000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 3 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 30
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 80%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 80%
EDC Capabilities: Yes
Therapeutic Areas of Expertise:
- Actinic Keratosis
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Neuro Pain
- Overactive Bladder
- Pain Management
- Restless Leg Syndrome
Genova provides its services from a strategically chosen research site on the northwest side of Tucson, next to Northwest Medical Center and other medical facilities. These include doctor's offices, surgery centers, sleep lab, laboratories, x-ray facilities, emergency room, and physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. Our center has 5 exam rooms, staff offices, a well equipped laboratory with - 20 degree freezer, ECG machine, a large secured room for study medications with locked cabinets and two refrigerators, dry ice capabilities, a comfortable waiting room and reception area, and three private offices with data connections for monitors.
Leah M. Schmidt, D.O., CPI - Medical Director
Dr. Schmidt has more than a decade of experience with Phase II – IV clinical research studies. She has acted as Principal Investigator for more than 100 clinical studies for leading pharmaceutical companies. She has worked in the clinical research industry for over 13 years and has maintained quality data by initiating her own quality assurance program. She has established an excellent reputation within the pharmaceutical research industry. Dr. Schmidt received her certification as a Certified Principal Investigator (CPI) in April 2006.
Dr. Schmidt has a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Rockhurst College, Kansas City, MO. She began practicing in 1984 and has been in Tucson since 1987.
Genova Clinical Research has a site staff of 12 people including 4 clinical research coordinators, a recruiter, and a dedicated regulatory administrator. Additional staff include CEO, site director, IT specialist, business development, and receptionist.
Clair Roney, MA, CCRC is a medical assistant and clinical research coordinator with over 9 years of clinical research experience.
Barbara Nunez, MA, CRC is a medical assistant and clinical research coordinator with over 9 years of clinical research experience in the areas of patient recruiting and coordinating.
Stacey Palm is a clinical research coordinator with over 1 year of clinical research experience.
Rachel Gilbert, BS, CCRC received her bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and is a clinical research coordinator with over 5 years of clinical research experience.
With a population of about 1,000,000 in Tucson and the surrounding areas, the demographics are approximately 65% Caucasian, 30% Hispanic, 3% African American, and 2% Asian or Pacific Islander. There are almost a dozen retirement and older adult communities in the county.
Our Competitive Edge:
Genova Clinical Research is excited about the exceptional quality of its management and medical team. Our physician is employed as a full time Investigator who completes all subject consenting herself, maintains a constant quality assurance program, and takes the time to meet with each subject at each visit.
Some advantages include:
- Principal Investigator is full time and directly involved with patient care which helps maintain retention and enthusiasm about the studies.
- Experienced, certified research coordinators
- Medical staff on call 24/7
- A proven track record of quality data
- A team willing to comply with and commit to the highest standards of clinical research
While some of these characteristics can be met individually by other organizations, we know that it is hard to find these qualities combined in a single research site. We believe Genova Clinical Research will set the standard for all Clinical Research Organizations in the area.
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