Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
In the past 30 years, NOCCR/VRG has enrolled approximately 4000 volunteers in over 1500 Phase I-IV clinical studies in the following therapeutic areas:
Benign Prosthetic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Congestive Heart Failure
Female Sexual Dysfunction
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Urinary Tract Infections
William B. Smith, MD, FACC. Founder, President and Principal Investigator, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Nephrology, and Cardiology. He has been involved in greater than 1500 clinical trials. Dr. Smith is a frequent lecturer and author, publishing extensively in clinical and scientific journals.
Richard L. Gibson, MD, is a Principal Investigator and has been with NOCCR for 10 years. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry, with an MPH in Tropical Medicine.
Nyda Brook, JD, Vice President and General Counsel has been with NOCCR since 1999. Prior to joining our team, she practiced healthcare law in New Orleans.
Sandra Gibson, RN, MBA, Vice President and Operations Director, has been with NOCCR since 1999. Sandy is certified in Nephrology and Critical Care Nursing as well as clinical research coordination. Volunteer Enrollment Services
20,000 volunteer database regularly reviewed and cleaned
Dedicated recruitment staff utilizes social and Web-based media extensively along with traditional advertising resources
Variety of advertising mediums
Competitive volunteer stipends
Rapid Start-Up Services
5 – 7 days for IRB review
5 – 15 days for contracting process
5 – 10 day source generation and staff training
While NOCCR is and has been open to working with a Central IRB, a majority of our studies are reviewed and followed by Crescent City IRB, a nonprofit local organization.
Rapid Volunteer Enrollment
Accurate Quality Data
Protect Volunteer Safety
Complete Regulatory Compliance
To provide the highest quality health care and most accurate research data, we will continually evaluate NOCCR based on the following:
A commitment to exceptional performance
Volunteer care as our primary focus
Respecting all individuals
Satisfying client requirements
Open and positive communication
Excellence in customer service and satisfaction
Creativity and innovation
Community involvement and service
If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical
trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from
the research center will then follow up with you.