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Research Center Profile:
Infinity Clinical Research, LLC

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Mara Di Mattia, CCRC
Director of Business Development
Medical Science Liaison
Infinity Clinical Research, LLC
572 East McNab Road, Suite 200
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
USA
954-738-1696
954-738-1682 (fax)
mdimattia@infinityclinicalresearch.com; ProfDiMattia@aol.com
www.infinityclinicalresearch.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Internal Medicine
Neurology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Infinity Clinical Research provides clinical trial related services to pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), biotechnology companies, medical device companies and clinical sites in need of partnering capabilities for ancillary services. We are not a "Site Management Organization" but rather the research division of a consortium of signle and multi-specialty, multi-disciplinary medical practices including Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary disease, all throughout Broward County, Florida. Together, our medical groups provide care to more than 250,000 lives each year. We also work privately and exclusively with other medical groups that refer their patients to participate in our various enrolling trials.

Infinity Clinical Research has a qualified and experienced team of clinical research professionals who understand the intricacies of conducting clinical trials. Our experience with the entire process, from feasibility to site closeout, enables us to ensure timely and effective delivery at every stage of a trial. Our dedicated research team is comprised of highly skilled research professionals with many years of experience in all phases of trials and in a myriad of clinical indications. Our staff consists of board certified physicians in Neurology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Medicine; a team of Neuro-Radiologists, a Neuro-Ophthalmologist, PhD level Raters, and Certified Clinical Research Coordinators. In addition, our corporate administrative team includes our Executive Vice President who manages all business operations, our Director of Business Development & Medical Science Liaison who also provides oversight for regulatory compliance, and our Administrative Coordinator who supports both the Vice President and Director of Business Development.

Infinity Clinical Research's goal is to provide benchmark standards in research practice but also understand the governing regulations regarding clinical trials; thereby earning Infinity Clinical Research recognition as a company that provides our customers with excellent service, responsiveness and quality results.

Clinical Research Experience

Infinity Clinical Research has the ability to:

  • Provide multiple quality sites or one single site based on study requirements and the site(s) ability to perform the trial
  • Conduct Phase I-IV trials
  • Customize a project to accommodate unique and challenging study designs
  • Provide staffing with trained, experienced study coordinators and/or ancillary staff
  • Enroll from large databases with cultural diversity
  • Finalize budgets and contracts quickly through our centralized office
  • Complete regulatory documents with rapid turnaround time
  • Assist sites with recruitment strategies to enroll subjects
  • Provide ongoing on-site development training for our investigators and staff to ensure our sites are consistently producing the required results
  • Perform quality assurance audits to ensure consistent quality data is collected
  • Provide another level of contact outside the site

Infinity Clinical Research understands and appreciates the demands of conducting clinical trials on Sponsors. By developing a network of qualified sites, providing the infrastructure necessary to meet a trial’s stringent timelines, and centrally managing contracts, budgets, and regulatory documents, Infinity Clinical Research’s commitment to support the successful outcome of each trial conducted at one of our sites is our paramount goal.

Facility Description

We currently conduct clinical trials at the following locations:

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Neurology and ALL CNS Disorders
Sunrise Medical Group
4925 Sheridan Street, Suite 200
Hollywood, Florida 33021

Board Certified Neurologists:
Harvey D. Schwartz, MD; Damon Salzman, Paul L. Ginsberg, MD; Eduardo Cutie, MD; Joel Dokson, MD; Mayur Maniar, MD; Alvaro Padilla, MD; Islon Seliger, MD; Jeff Steinberg, MD

Board Certified Neuropsychologist:
Rhonda Freeman, PhD

Psychometricians:
Santiago James Triana PhD, LCSW, ACSW; Stella Leviyeva, BS, MS, ARNP

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MRI
Sunrise Medical Group
4925 Sheridan Street, Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021

Neuro-Radiologist:
Bruce Braffman, MD, Neuro-Radiologist

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Pulmonary/Sleep
Sunrise Pulmonary Group
7369 Sheridan Street, Suite 302
Hollywood, Florida 33024

Board Certified Internists/Pulmonologists:
Steven Gittler, MD; Brian Gotkin, MD

POMPANO BEACH, FL - Neurology specializing in Multiple Sclerosis
Sunrise Medical Group
572 E. McNab Road, Suite 202
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

Board Certified Neurologists:
Brian Steingo, MD; James Cimera, MD; Abraham Chamely, MD; Carlos Azaret, MD

Staff Expertise

Executive Staff:

Suzanne Gutierrez
Executive Vice President
sgutierrez@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Suzanne Gutierrez heads our Clinical Research Division. She began her career in medicine in 1983, and has extensive experience as a clinician and administrator. For over 15 years, she served as the Clinic Director for Cypress Medical Center, South Florida Affiliated Health and Rehabilitation Center and Cypress Creek Chiropractic Center. She continues to be an outstanding leader in the Infinity Clinical Research organization. From 2001 until 2010, she served as the Director of Operations for Sunrise Medical Group’s Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines offices. She also worked as a Site Coordinator and Programs Administrator for new medical groups joining Sunrise Medical Group, Inc. Sue is now responsible for the oversight of all Infinity Clinical Research Operations.

Mara DiMattia, CCRC
Director of Business Development
Medical Science Liaison
mdimattia@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Mara Di Mattia has worked in the medical industry since 1987 and brings her broad range of experience and expertise having served in both clinical and administrative roles. She began her medical career in Neurology in an administrative capacity and went on to obtain clinical training in Emergency Medical Technology and IV Therapy. In 1998, she began her research career conducting clinical trials and has extensive training in all aspects of Phase I through IV clinical trials in many clinical indications, including Rheumatology/Immunology, Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Disorders. It’s Mara’s love and passion for science and commitment to our patients that fuels her quest to seek out novel and innovative new compounds and therapeutic agents to maintain Infinity Clinical Research as an industry leader on the forefront of new drug research and development.

Penina Popper
Administrative Coordinator
ppopper@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Penina is the newest member to our research team. Penina comes to us with over 20 years of administrative and regulatory experience. Her background includes advocacy for seniors, program administration, Canadian Customs and Excise enforcement as well as volunteer recruitment and management. Her compassion and caring nature with patients and her organizational skills compliment our team.

Clinical Coordinating Team

HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA NEUROLOGY SITE:

Jorge Riveros, FMG, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
jriveros@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Jorge Riveros brings extensive experience to Infinity Clinical Research having conducted clinical trials in phases I to IV. Jorge is a foreign medical graduate and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Juan N. Corpas Medical School in Colombia. There he worked as a physician for over 10 years in private practice and served as a medical director for several HMO’s in Colombia. Jorge is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, and is also trained as a Clinical Rater for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease studies. He has worked as a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator and Research Manager in the areas of Neurology, Psychiatry, Cancer, Cardiology and Gastroenterology. We are very fortunate to have Jorge with his specialized background and skills as a Clinical Coordinator in our Hollywood Neurology research site.

HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA CARDIOLOGY SITE:

Becky Nembhard, BS, CRC
Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
rnembhard@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Becky Nembhard has worked in the clinical research industry since 1988, with experience ranging from basic science to post-marketing trials. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. As an Independent Clinical Research Associate for a major Contract Research Organization, and as a consultant with over 17 years of research experience, Becky has served in many capacities and has expertise in numerous therapeutic areas. We are very fortunate that she brings her vast knowledge base to us to lead our Hollywood Cardiology Site.

HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA PULMONARY SITE:

Lucy Vargas, RMA, CRC
Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
lvargas@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Lucy Vargas leads our Pulmonary research site and has extensive experience in all phases of research and in many clinical indications. She earned her Occupational Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology in 1988 from Eastern Technical School in New York City and began her research career at that time. She went on to obtain training and become a Registered Medical Assistant in 2002 earning her certification from the National School of Technology. Lucy is a shining star in our Pulmonary Research Division.

POMPANO BEACH FLORIDA NEUROLOGY SITE:

Michele Fistel, LPN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
mfistel@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Michele Fistel began her research career in 1999, and has a wide range of experience in a myriad of clinical trials in Neurology and Colo-rectal Surgery but also has extensive clinical experience having served as a nurse since 1974. Michele earned her practical nursing degree from Saint Barnabas Medical Center School of Practical Nursing in Livingston, New Jersey. She is ACRP certified and is also trained to perform psychometric assessments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and MS studies. We are fortunate to have Michele as part of the Pompano Beach Neurology team.

Irys B. Caristo, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
icaristo@infinityclinicalresearch.com
We are very fortunate to have Irys Caristo, CCRC as a Clinical Coordinator in our Pompano Beach Neurology office. Irys began working in the medical field in 1984 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, where she served in administrative positions. Irys later transferred to Cleveland Clinic Florida in 1989. During her tenure with Cleveland Clinic, Irys worked in several clinical specialties including Urology, Pulmonary and ENT. She began her career in clinical research in 1997 coordinating gastroenterology clinical trials. Irys went on to obtain her certification with the Association for Clinical Research Professionals in 2000 and is credentialed as a certified clinical research coordinator. In 2002, Irys joined a private Rheumatology practice and combined her wealth of skills in developing their very successful research division. She joined Infinity Clinical Research in September of 2013.

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