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Clinical Research of West Florida, Inc.

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Aydin Keskiner
President
Clinical Research of West Florida, Inc.
2147 NE Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765-2616
USA
727-466-0078
727-461-7793 (fax)
research@crwf.com
www.crwf.com
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dermatology
Devices
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Healthy Volunteers
Immunology
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal
Neurology
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Urology

Center Overview

Clinical Research of West Florida, Inc. ("CRWF") provides improved and innovative healthcare opportunities to residents of the Tampa Bay area through clinical research studies. CRWF works with board certified/ eligible community-based physicians to conduct Phase I - IV clinical research trials.

Additional Locations:

Tampa Office
Barbara Keskiner
Regulatory Affairs Director
5115 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
USA
Phone: 813-870-1292
Fax: 813-870-1252
bkeskiner@crwf.com

Phase I Center
Aydin Keskiner
President and CEO
2135 NE Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765
USA
Phone: 727-466-0078
Fax: 727-461-7793
research@crwf.com

Clinical Research Experience

CRWF is a family owned independent research organization founded in 1995. With multiple offices located in Clearwater and Tampa, CRWF is an industry leader in the field of clinical research. The company has facilitated more than 1000 Phase I-IV research studies in various therapeutic areas.

CRWF is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and our studies are conducted by board certified/eligible physicians along with an experienced, highly trained clinical staff. Our offices have full time board certified Nurse Practitioners on site in addition to the many certified Clinical Research Coordinators.

Facility Description

Clinical Research of West Florida's Clearwater office is located in an 8,000 square foot handicap accessible facility. The research center is within five miles of three major hospitals, easily accessible from Interstate 275, and 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport.

  • 6 Patient exam rooms including two spirometry rooms and an infusion room
  • 12 lead Mortara ELI 150 EKG machines
  • Comfortable patient waiting area with TV
  • Patient lounge for extended visits furnished with recliners, TV, water cooler, coffee maker and private bathroom
  • CLIA certified laboratory
  • Coordinator area with restricted access
  • Private monitoring rooms with telephone and internet access
  • Remote Data Entry capabilities and experience
  • High speed 24 hour fax on a dedicated line
  • Comprehensive telephone system with voice mail and 24/7 response from a staff member
  • Completely wired for Internet and E-mail access
  • Networked laptop computers at each staff member’s desk with automated daily backup
  • Television, CD/DVD player for patient education/entertainment
  • On-site and off-site archiving

Clinical Research of West Florida's Tampa office is located in a 4,200 sq ft., handicap accessible facility, fifteen minutes from St. Joseph’s Hospital in the heart of the city. The research center is located fifteen minutes from Tampa International Airport.

  • Three patient exam rooms, each equipped with a 12-lead Burdick EKG machine
  • Comfortable patient waiting area
  • CLIA certified laboratory
  • Coordinator area with restricted access
  • Private monitoring room with telephone and internet access
  • Remote Data Entry capabilities and experience
  • High speed 24 hour fax on a dedicated line
  • Comprehensive telephone system with voice mail
  • Completely wired for Internet and E-mail access
  • Networked laptop computers at each staff member’s desk with automated daily backup
  • Television and DVD for patient education/entertainment
  • On-site and off-site archiving

Clinical Research of West Florida’s Phase I facility is located just down the street from our Clearwater office. The Phase I facility is a 6 bed unit which meets all Phase I compliance requirements. There is capability for 24/7 staffing with physician coverage Monday through Friday by the CRWF Medical Director, plus additional after hours physician coverage as needed. Clinical staff is comprised of fully qualified, experienced coordinators with ACLS/BLS certification. In addition to our physician coverage, there is 24/7 nurse practitioner availability for oversight and patient assessments.

Staff Expertise

All study coordinators are trained and/or certified in GCP/ICH compliance, CRC role and responsibilities, Human Subject Protection, HAZMAT (shipping and handling of dangerous goods) and CPR. Staff capabilities include: ECG, Blood Pressure (certification for Holter and Ambulatory Monitoring), Siprometry, PFTs, Inhalation Therapy, IV Infusion, PK Sampling, Phlebotomy, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Dietary Counseling, Patient Education, Pain Assessments and Evaluations (WOMAC, NRS, OOWS), Joint Assessments, Psychiatric Ratings (KBIT, CDRS, CYBOCS, KSADA, MINI, HADS, HAM-D), Gram Stains (Sputum), H. Pylori Flexure Testings, Skin Debridement (Pressure Ulcers), Wound Dressing, DXA scan, and X-Ray.

ClearWater Staff

Title

Conducting Research Since

Aydin Keskiner, BS

President

2002

Lynne Ellen Hirz Merriam, ARNP-C, MSPH, MSMS, MSN, CCRC

Founder & Director of Clinical Operations/Investigator

1992

Sara Ann McGilvary, AA, CCRC

Vice President & Director of Regulatory Affairs

1995

Leonard Jay Dunn, MD

Medical Director/Investigator (Pulmonologist)

1990

Elias Michael Kolettis, DO, MS

Medical Director/ Investigator (Internist)

2001

Herbert P. Knauf III, MD

Investigator (Ophthalmology)

1996

Robert William Levin, MD

Investigator (Rheumatology)

1991

Barry Michael Rodwick, MD

Investigator (Infectious Disease)

1993

Thomas S. Walter, MD

Investigator (Gynecology)

1995

L. Michael Weiss, MD

Investigator (Gastroenterology)

1995

Jamee L. Moran, MS, CCRC

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

1998

Holly H. Heath Nepote, RN, CRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

1992

Melonie April Tournai, LPN, CRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

2007

Kyndall W. Carter, BS, CCRC

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

2007

Amy Howard, CCRC

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

2008

Cynthia Susan Hintz, RN, BSN, CCRC

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

2010

Shelly Klimp, BS, CRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

2012

Kurt P. Ponting, BS, CRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

2012

Karen Ann Main

IT & Operations Manager

1999

Stephani Shively, BAS

Laboratory Director

2006

Jessica Mazzarese

Regulatory Affairs Manager

2007

Matthew McGilvary

EDC Manager

2009

Carly A. Hair

Executive Administrative Assistant

2012

Tampa Staff

Title

Conducting Research Since

Aydin Keskiner, BS

President

2002

Barbara K. Keskiner, BS

Director and Manager of Regulatory Affairs

2002

Heather Marie Giard, ARNP, NP-C

Clinical Director/Investigator

2007

Paul A. Lunseth, MD

Medical Director/ Investigator (Orthopedic Surgeon)

1999

Lon D. Lynn, DO

Medical Director/ Investigator (Family Practice)

2005

Rene Boothby, MD

Investigator (Otolaryngology (ENT)

2007

Charles Lee Clay, DO

Investigator (Rheumatology)

2010

Anthony Thomas Duany, MD

Investigator (Family Practice)

2013

Stephen M. Kreitzer, MD

Investigator (Pulmonology)

1987

Michael Joel Levitt, MD

Investigator (Ophthalmology)

1992

Jack Parrino, MD

Investigator (Asthma/Allergy & Immunology)

1992

Anoop K. Reddy, MD

Investigator (Neurologist)

2013

Wallace Gregory Wilkerson, MD

Investigator (Gynecology)

2002

Sarah Elisabeth Moore, LPN, CCRC

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

2001

Debbie Atkins, MS, CCRC

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

2003

Kristin Schaller, MS, CCRC

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

2008

Karen P. Pimienta, LPN, CRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

2011

Kurt P. Ponting, BS, CRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

2012

Stefanie Schram, AS

Regulatory & EDC Manager

2013

Stephanie Jones

Office Manager

2013

Patient Demographics

Patient recruitment is facilitated through our proprietary patient database, investigator(s)’ private practice, non-investigator physician referrals, liaisons with community services, and through radio, newspaper and television advertising when appropriate. CRWF has also begun to utilize recruitment through Facebook and Twitter. There are more than 2 million people living in the Tampa Bay area. The population is ethnically diverse and median age is 44 years for Pinellas County and 36 years for Hillsborough County.

Other Information

Sponsors, CROs, Monitors, please contact:

Aydin Keskiner
President and CEO
Clinical Research of West Florida, Inc.
2147 NE Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765-2616
Phone: 727-466-0078
Fax: 727-461-7793
E-mail: research@crwf.com

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