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Research Center Profile:
Clinical Research of South Florida

Center Information

Maria M. Rodriguez, RMA-CRT-CCRC
Clinical Research of South Florida
370 Minorca Avenue, 2nd Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-445-5637 Ext.229
305-445-5815 (fax)
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)

Center Overview

We are a privately owned physician's practice that specializes in primary care (Family Practice and Internal Medicine) and clinical research. Our staff consists of three board certified physicians, six full-time research coordinators (one certified CRC administrator), one phlebotomist, one certified x-ray technicians, four medical assistants, thirteen clerical and one office manager.

Clinical Research Experience

Our center has been conducting clinical trials, encompassing a wide variety of therapeutic fields for over 30 years. We focus on Phase II, III, and IV clinical research.

Our therapeutic specialties include the following:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Immunology/Infectious Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Nephrology/Urology
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Rheumatology
  • Trauma/Emergency Medicine

We have worked previously with the following pharmaceutical companies/sponsors: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Parke-Davis, Genentech, Boehringer Ingelheim, Astra Merck, Schering Plough, Hoechst-Rousell, Pfizer, Abbott, Bayer, Glaxo Wellcome, Pharmacia, Upjohn,Takeda, Ciba Geigy, Wyeth Ayerst, Miles, Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Quincy, Eli Lilly, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Searle, Knoll, Schwartz, Sankyo, Merck, Sandoz, Ortho-McNeil, Advance Care Products, Organon, Berlex, R.H. Johnson, Janssen, Syntex, SKBL, and Carrington.

We have also worked with the following CRO's: Pharmaco, PPD, Covance, Kendle, Phoenix, MTRA, PRA, Biopharm, Novartis, Schering-Plough, Paragon, Pharmakinetic, Cephalon, Quintiles,

Facility Description

Our office is located in the heart of Coral Gables. We are situated two miles from Miami International Airport and close to excellent hotels, restaurants and many points of interest; and we are easily accessible by public transportation (bus or metro-rail).

Our office is equipped with its own x-ray, lab, ekg, and flexible sigmoidoscopy, spirometry, six consultation offices, 12 examining rooms, and a research wing.

Investigator Experience

Jeffrey B. Rosen, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Board Certified in Family Practice and Geriatrics
30 Years of Experience in Clinical Research

Harold Silberman, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Board Certified in Family Practice
40 Years of Experience in Clinical Research

Ivan G. Carrasquilla, M.D.

Julie A. Bielmeier, ARNP

Merja T. Clegg, M.D.

Staff Expertise

Maria M. Rodriguez, RMA-CRT-CCRC
31 years of experience in clinical research

Barbara Melo, RMA-CRC
20 years of experience in clinical research

Dr. Carlos Colunga, CRC
14 years of experience in clinical research

Mario Llobet, CRC
7 year of experience in clinical research

Dr. Julio Gomez, CRC
6 years of experience in clinical research

Dr. Orlando Adan, CRC
3 year of experience in clinical research

Eduardo Cianferra, CRC
1 year of experience in clinical research

Jose A. Perez
3 year of experience in clinical research

Patient Demographics

Patients in our data base come from all of Dade and Broward Counties. South Florida provides an ethnically diverse patient population. The patient pool consists of Caucasians, English-speaking Hispanics, and African-Americans, both male and female.

Other Information

We are a family medicine and internal medicine based practice. This allows us the flexibility to conduct studies in a broad spectrum of therapeutic fields. We also have board certified specialists associated with our practice which serve as co-investigators and consultants.

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