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Research Center Profile:
Georgia Institute for Clinical Research, LLC

Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dermatology
Devices
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Musculoskeletal
Neurology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology

Center Overview

Georgia Institute for Clinical Research, LLC (a division of Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C.) is a multi-specialty, private practice and full time clinical research facility with a network of experienced and dedicated Board Certified Physicians including Physiatrists, Orthopaedic Specialists, Internists and Primary Care Physicians. Established in 2003 by Arnold J. Weil, M.D., the Center has maintained excellence within the realms of patient care and data integrity by utilizing highly trained, well educated and experienced staff with a commitment to the highest standards of quality and ethics.

Dedicated to conducting Phase II – IV clinical trials, Georgia Institute for Clinical Research LLC adheres to the Code of Federal Regulations, ICH Guidelines, Good Clinical Practice and HIPPA Regulations. Our foundations for excellence in data completion and data integrity allow the potential for a reduction in monitoring time, minimization of data queries, and overall efficiency in all aspects of daily clinical operations. We have a track record of being one of the highest enrollers in the majority of our clinical trials.

Our Recruitment program has established a consistently high success rate with reduced screen fails, as a result of our intensive and thorough prescreening of potential candidates. We have historically met and exceeded enrollment requirements and fostered the procurement of participant retention.

MISSION STATEMENT: Georgia Institute for Clinical Research LLC is committed to providing excellent patient care and data management utilizing state of the art equipment and advanced technology. Our goal is to be recognized as the most outstanding clinical research facility in Georgia.

Clinical Research Experience

Therapeutic Indications / Medical Areas in Which We Specialize:

  • Opioid Induced Constipation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Epicondylitis
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Investigational Devices
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Migraine Headaches

Previous Pharmaceutical Sponsors:

  • Purdue Pharma
  • Johnson & Johnson Research & Development
  • AstraZeneca
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Merck
  • Pfizer
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Wyeth-Ayerst
  • Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Genentech
  • Watson Laboratory
  • Sucampo
  • McNeil
  • Novartis
  • Penwest
  • NeuroMed
  • Organon
  • Forest Laboratories
  • Hisumitsu
  • IDEA
  • Endo Pharmaceutials
  • Alpharma
  • Ferring
  • Adolor
  • Cephalon
  • Progenics
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals
  • Zogenix

Contract Research Organizations

  • Covance
  • Kendle International
  • Scirex Corporation
  • Quintiles
  • RPS
  • Parexel
  • PPD Development
  • PRA International
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • INC Research
  • Chiltern
  • i3 Research
  • Omnicare Corporation

Years Involved in Clinical Research: Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. / Georgia Institute for Clinical Research, LLC has been doining clinical research for over 16 years. Our staff have over 57 years of combined research experience.

Facility Description

Georgia Institute for Clinical Research, LLC (a division of Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C.) is located approximately 25 minutes North of Hartsfield-Jackson International airport in Marietta, GA (a northern suburb of Atlanta). We serve the entire metropolitan area and are readily accessible to the MARTA public transportation line. Our outpatient clinic is within a quarter mile of a large hospital and is surrounded by several medical practices for which numerous patient referrals are obtained. Our Investigators and Clinical Research Staff are full time and are available 24 hours per day 7 days per week.

CRA's enjoy a large conference room with a large work surface, DSL connection, copier and fax. Our facility is equipped with examination rooms, emergency equipment, laboratory with centrifuge, -20º/-70º freezer, drug storage refrigerator, secure triple-locked drug storage room, EKG machines and our radiology division located immediately downstairs from our research facility in Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C.. Within our facility is an outpatient procedure center which is utilized to complete spinal injections, I.V. therapy clinical trials and other diagnostic procedures.

We provide free parking and our comfortable and friendly environment enhance the clinical trial experience for all participants.

Investigator Experience

Arnold J. Weil, M.D.
Board Certified, ABPM&R
Principal Investigator with over 12 years of clinical research experience, Phase II-IV Trials
View Dr. Weil's Bio
CV available for review.

Anthony R. Grasso, Jr., M.D.
Board Certified, ABPM&R
Sub-Investigator with over 12 years of clinical research experience.
View Dr. Grasso's Bio
CV available for review.

Anu Ravikanth, M.D.
Board Certified, ABIM (certification in Internal Medicine)
CV available for review

Physicians specialize in non-surgical orthopaedics, spine care, Pain Management, and all areas of primary care and internal medicine.

Staff Expertise

Denise Coats, B.S., C.R.C (Regulatory / Recruiter) has over 8 years of clinical research coordinator / QA / Regulatory / Recruiting experience

Erica Haggerty, CRC (Coordinator) has over 5 years experience in clinical research.

Patient Demographics

Georgia Institute for Clinical Research LLC accepts patients from 18 years of age and older for clinical trials. Our patients travel to participate in our clinical trials from the surrounding rural, urban, and suburban metropolitan areas, as well as Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Our combined databse of patients consists of over 20,000 potential candidates for trial participation.

Other Information

We routinely utilize a central IRB, and have experience working with the followingIRBs:

Quorum
Sterling
Copernicus
Independent
Schulman
Western

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