Research Center Profile:
Beacon Clinical Research
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Beacon Clinical Research is a full-time independent clinical research facility located in Brockton, MA, just south of Boston. BCR is a multi-specialty site specializing in Phase II-IV clinical trials. BCR was started in 2000 and has conducted over 500 studies to datefor a wide range of clients. We have three dedicated patient recruiters/ customer service professionals, a regulatory specialist, four experienced clinical research coordinators, two Directors to oversee business development and operations, and four Board-certified physicians who serve as principal investigators. For each study, our team develops a customized patient recruitment campaign which includes leveraging our 6,000+ patient database and developing a multi-media advertising campaign optimized to the study based on past performance. All our staff members are trained on GCP, and the company has a professional career track and continuing education program to foster continual learning and improvement.
Our continual diligence, rapid enrollment, and compliance of GCP Guidelines is why BCR has such high sponsor retention within the industry. With our expertise continuing throughout each trial, we provide full execution of protocol with complete clean data.
Number of Studies Conducted: 500
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 500
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 6000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 15
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 50%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 80%
EDC Capabilities: Yes
Located just south of Boston, MA, Beacon Clinical Research, LLC has 4500 square feet of dedicated clinical research space. The center is approximately 30 minutes south of Logan Airport in Boston, MA and 40 minutes north of TF Green Airport in Providence, RI. We are fully equipped to conduct Phase II-IV trials.
The center has the following Equipment/Facility and Diagnostic Services:
- Access to Beds
- -20° Freezer
- -70° Freezer
- Emergency Cart
- Electrocardiogram Machines
- Digital Vital Signs Monitors
- Fully equipped Laboratory
- Refrigerators for specimens
- Refrigerated Centrifuges
- Pharmacy/Drug Storage Room with refrigerator
- Conference Room
- Kitchen/Dining Rooms
- Monitoring Rooms
- 5 Patient Examination Rooms
- Admission Area
- 12 lead EKG
- CLIA Waiver
- Dry Ice
We have access to many other diagnostics such as:
- Bone Mineral Density- DEXA scan
- CT Scan
- Diagnostic X-Ray
Other features within Beacon Clinical Research:
- 24 hour emergency phone number
- Computerized software for daily tracking of patient activity
- Standard Operating Procedures
- QA audit tools and procedures for FDA compliance
- Competency documentation tools for clinical trials staff
- Training in the clinical trials industry (GCP & ICH) and FDA regulations for clinical trials staff
- IATA Certified staff
- Human Participant Protections Education for all Staff
- Ongoing review of clinical trial regulations and system adaptation
- Prompt turn-around of regulatory documents, contracts, and budgets
- One person contact for all study-related issues
- Customized subject recruitment plan and execution
- Accurate results in a timely manner with data integrity
- Adult pharmacokinetics capability (-70° freezer)
- Large detailed database subdivided to recruit subjects
- Use of a central IRB which facilitates timely approvals
- Great clinic locations (easy access to Highways, Turnpike, Train, & Airports)
- Demographically, ethnically diverse patient population (see demographics)
- High speed internet access with wireless capabilities
- High enrollment of past studies
- Open Saturday as needed
Medical Director of Neurology and Psychiatry
David Chen, M.D. is board-certified in Pain as well as in Neurology and Psychiatry . Dr. Chen completed his medical school at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Chen completed his Neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also did a clinical and research fellowship in pain at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chen is currently an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and has been a Medical Director of Neurology and Psychiatry at Beacon Clinical Research, LLC since 2005. Dr. Chen has been involved in research for approximately 16 years and has been the P.I. on many clinical trials. He is trained in GCP and ICH guidelines.
Medical Director of Internal Medicine
Armen Arslanian, M.D. is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Arslanian completed his medical school at American University of Beirut, Beirut Lebanon, and his residency at Internal Medicine Medical College of Georgia. He did his fellowship at both Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Medical College of Georgia and Geriatrics CWRU/ UH. He is also an instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston Massachusetts. Currently Dr. Arslanian is an attending Physician at Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Winchester Physician Associates, Stoneham Medical Group, and Winchester Hospital. Dr. Arslanian has been the Medical Director of Internal Medicine at Beacon Clinical Research, LLC since 2003. Dr. Arslanian has been involved in clinical research for ten years and has been the P.I. on many multicenter trials. In addition, he has experience in many different indications. Dr. Arslanian is fully trained in GCP and ICH guidelines.
Medical Director of Dermatology
Victoria Kuohung, M.D., J.D. is board-certified in Dermatology. After graduating from the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Kuohung completed her internship at Beth-Isreal Deaconess and her residency at the Boston University and Tufts University Combined Residency in Dermatology.Dr. Kuohung is currently a physician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and has been a Medical Director of Dermatology at Beacon Clinical Research, LLC since 2013. Prior to Beacon Clinical, Dr. Kuohung acquired experience in clinical research as an Investigator and Clinical Research Coordinator on a number of studies going back to 2000. Dr. Kuohung also has a JD from Harvard Law School.
Principal Investigator/ Sub Investigator
Paul Sergi, M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Sergi graduated from New York Medical College in 1968 and completed his internship at Rhode Island Hospital and surgical residency at Boston City Hospital. Dr. Sergi worked at Goddard Medical Associated, PC and Bridgewater Goddard Park medical Associated, INC as a General surgeon for thirty years. Currently Dr. Sergi is a staff physician at Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center and Brockton Hospital. In addition, he is a Principal Investigator and Sub Investigator at Beacon Clinical Research, LLC.
Raymond Nomizu is the Director of Clinical Operations of Beacon Clinical Research. His responsibilities include overseeing ongoing studies and staff training. Raymond has extensive experience in management consulting and business operations.
Beacon Clinical’s Site includes:
4 Primary Investigators, 2 Directors, 4 Clinical Research Coordinators, 1 Regulatory Specialist, 3 Patient Recruiters / Customer Service Specialists. The coordinators hold titles ranging from CRC I- CRC III. In addition we have personnel that conduct onsite internal QA.
Please visit www.beaconclinical.com to view staff profiles.
Our facility is located in an ethnically diverse community. Beacon’s database consists of 10,000+ patients. This database allows us to query by any age, medical history, inclusion/exclusion, etc. In addition this database closely resembles our diverse community. We recruit subjects mainly from our database and through targeted advertising.
|African American ;persons;
|American Indian and Alaska Native
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
|Persons reporting two or more races
|Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin
|Caucasian persons not Hispanic
|-source: US Census Bureau http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/25/2509000.html
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