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Research Center Profile:
Clinical Research Advantage, Inc.

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Casey Orvin
VP of Business Development
Amanda Rangel
Director of Business Development
Clinical Research Advantage, Inc.
2141 E. Broadway Rd., Suite 110
Tempe, AZ 85282
USA
Casey: 480-305-5702
corvin@crastudies.com
Amanda: 480-305-5716
480-820-5521 (fax)
corvin@crastudies.com; adrake@crastudies.com
www.crastudies.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dermatology
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Gastroenterology
Immunology
Internal Medicine
Musculoskeletal
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pediatrics/Neonatology
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Urology

Center Overview

Take advantage of our expertise
Clinical Research Advantage, Inc. (CRA) has provided experienced research sites to the pharmaceutical industry for 21years andhas conducted more than 1900 studies in a wide range of therapeutic areas. With CRA, pharmaceutical and biotech companies have one unique source for conducting clinical trials. CRA is comprised of community based Investigators plus a research staff of 70 Clinical Research Coordinators and Research Assistants. From pediatrics to elderly experience, a key to our success has been our location within existing clinical practices. Our primary source of research subjects are the patients seen in our clinic settings. On average 90% of the patients come from the clinic. Our secondary sources are community based advertising and a research data bank. CRA’s expertise and local clinical sites provide a sponsor with consistent subject enrollment, evaluable patients with complete and accurate data.

We offer a variety of valuable services
CRA can save you precious time by facilitating the research process at our study sites. Our experienced research staff provides the following services:

  • Negotiating budgets rapidly
  • Preparing Institutional Review Board submissions expeditiously
  • Identifying specific patient populations through our active clinic settings and research data bank

Leave the details to us
In addition to the above services, our qualified team offers:

  • Rapid patient enrollment
  • Study Coordinator services for Phase II-IV clinical trials
  • Continuous communication between study site and sponsor
  • Standardization and continuity across study sites
  • Ongoing study site quality assurance
  • Network of experienced research physicians with specialized populations
  • Round the clock medical research coverage
  • Strict protocol adherence and regulatory compliance
  • Ongoing progress reports of patient enrollment
  • Complete confidentiality

Awards

Five STEVIE® Awards in 2012 American Business Awards

  • The Silver Award forCompany of the Year in the Pharmaceuticals category.
  • A Bronze Award for the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in the Pharmaceuticals category.
  • David Bruggeman, CRA’s President and Chief Operating Officer, was honored with Silver Awards for Executive of the Year in both the Pharmaceuticals and the Health Products and Services categories.
  • Casey Orvin, CRA’s Vice President of Business Development and Amanda Drake, CRA’s Director of Business Development were honored with a Bronze Award for Management Team of the Year in the Pharmaceuticals Category.

Arizona Magazine’s Top 25 Work Places for Women

2012 Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Award for Best Clinical Trial Site Network

The Phoenix Business Journal’s 2012 “Top Bioscience Firm”

Three Best in Biz Awards

  • Gold Best in Biz Award for Business Development of the Year
  • Silver Best in Biz Award to CRA’s CFO for Finance Executive of the Year
  • Silver Best in Biz for Finance Department of the year
  • Silver Best in Biz Award for Executive Team of the Year

Clinical Research Experience

Therapeutic Areas:

  • Adolescent Migraine
  • Acne
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Acute Otitis Externa
  • AECB
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alzheimer's
  • Angina
  • Asthma
  • Birth Control Pill
  • BPH
  • Bronchitis Acute
  • Bronchitis Chronic
  • CAP
  • Cardiovascular
  • Celiac
  • Cholesterol
  • Cold
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Epilepsy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Formula
  • GERD
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Herpes
  • HRT
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Impotence
  • Infection Skin
  • Influenza
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Pain
  • Neurology
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Otitis
  • Pain - back
  • Parkinson's
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • PMS Pneumonia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rosacea
  • RSV
  • Seizures
  • Sinus Puncture
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infection
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Strep Throat
  • UTI
  • Vaccine Hepatitis
  • Vaccine Pediatric
  • Vaccine Avian Influenza
  • Vaccine Influenza
  • Vaccine Herpes Zoster
  • Vaccine Pneumonia
  • Vaccine Shingles
  • Vaccine Tetanus
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Weight Loss
Sponsors:
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AB Science
  • Acadia
  • Accentia
  • AGI Pharma
  • Akros
  • Alba Therapeutics
  • Albiero
  • Alcon
  • Alizyme
  • Alkermes
  • Amarin
  • Amgen
  • Amylin
  • Anchen
  • Arena Pharmaceuticals
  • Ardea Biosciences
  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer
  • Biogen
  • Biovail
  • BoehringerIngelheim
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cardio Dx
  • Cempra Pharmaceuticals
  • Cephalon
  • Chelsea Therapeutics
  • Cipher Pharmaceuticals
  • Circassia
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • Dow Pharmaceuticals
  • CoDa Therapeutics
  • CSL
  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals
  • Daaichi
  • DEY
  • Depomed
  • Eisia
  • Eli Lilly
  • Endo
  • Forest
  • Furiex
  • Galderma
  • Galen
  • Genentech
  • Gilead Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Healthpoint
  • Ironwood
  • Jansen
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • King Pharmaceuticals
  • Kowa Pharmaceuticals
  • Leo Pharmaceuticals
  • Lexicon
  • Medicis
  • =MedImmune
  • Merck
  • Nex Bio
  • Nestle
  • Novartis
  • Novartis Vaccines
  • Noven Therapeutics
  • NovoNordisk
  • Nutricia
  • Omthera
  • OptiNose
  • OsmoticaPharaceuticals
  • Pearl Therapeutics
  • Pfizer
  • Pernix Therapeutics
  • PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals
  • Pinnacle Pharmaceuticals
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Progenics
  • Purdue
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Repros
  • Roche
  • Romark
  • Salix Pharmaceuticals
  • Salvat
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Shinogi
  • Shire
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Sucampo
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • TEVA Neuroscience
  • Topica
  • Toyoma
  • UCB Biosciences
  • Warner Chilcott
  • XenoPort
  • Xoma
  • Zalicus
CRO's:
  • Accelovance
  • Amarex
  • Atlantic Research
  • BBK
  • BioRasi
  • C3 Research
  • CATO Research
  • Chiltern International
  • Covance
  • Cu-Tech
  • DP Clinical
  • ICON
  • INC Research
  • Integrium
  • Key Clinical Research
  • MedPace
  • Micron
  • Novella
  • NOVUM
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • PharmaNet/i3
  • Pharm-Olam
  • PPD
  • PRA International
  • Premier Research
  • PSI CRO
  • Registrat
  • RPS
  • Quintiles
  • SGS
  • SPRIM
  • Symbio
  • Theorem Clinical Research
  • TKL Research
  • UBC
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials

Facility Description

All of our Principle Investigators are board certified in their specialty field.Clinical Research Advantage facilities and equipment are state of the art for conducting clinical trials with the highest quality. Each of our research facilities are approximately 10,000 sq. ft. with 10-30 technical and medical professionals.

INTERNAL MEDICINE:

    ARIZONA
 

      Tami Bruce, MD
      Central Arizona Medical Associates, PC
      5151 E. Broadway Road, Suite 105
      Mesa, AZ 85206
      PI since 2011 on, over 32 studies

      Narendra Godbole, MD
      Thunderbird Internal Medicine
      5620 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite G-2
      Glendale, AZ 85306
      PI since 2005 on over 32 studies

      Ernie Riffer, MD
      Central Phoenix Medical Clinic, LLC
      7600 N. 15th Street, Suite 191
      Phoenix, AZ 85020
      PI since 1995 on over 298 studies

 
    CALIFORNIA
 

      Terry Haas, MD
      Cassidy Medical Group
      145 Thunder Drive
      Vista, CA 92083
      PI since 2011 on over 12 studies

    COLORADO
 

      Caryn Baldauf, MD
      Colorado Springs Health Partners
      2405 Research Parkway
      Colorado Springs, CO 80920
      PI since 2012

      John Speer, MD
      Colorado Springs Health Partners
      2610 Tenderfoot Hills Street
      Colorado Springs, CO 80906
      PI since 1992 on over 35 studies

      Royce Solano, MD
      Colorado Springs Health Partners
      6340 Barnes Road
      Colorado Springs, CO 80922
      PI since 2010 on over 18 studies

    ILLINOIS

      Gregory Kaczmarek, MD
      Orchard Medical Group
      4905 Old Orchard Center, Lower Level
      Skokie, IL 60077
      PI since 2013

    INDIANA

      Mohammed Allaw, MD
      Clinical Research Advantage, Inc.
      991 Kenmore Drive
      Evansville, IN 47714
      PI since 2003on over 50 studies

    MISSOURI

      Naveed Razzaque, MD
      West Florissant Internists
      3440 DePaul Lane #110
      Bridgeton, MO 63044
      PI since 2013

    NEBRASKA

      David Allen, MD
      Internal Medicine Physicians
      17030 Lakeside Hills Plaza #102
      Omaha, NE 68130
      PI since 2010 on over 23 studies

    NEVADA
 

      Aaron Adaoag, MD
      Aloha Medical Center
      9816 Gilespie Street, Suite 550
      Las Vegas, NV 89183
      PI since 2006 on over 66 studies

      Clifford Molin, MD
      Clifford Joel Molin, MD., LTD.
      2481 Professional Court
      Las Vegas, NV 89128
      PI since 2010 on over 21 studies

    TEXAS
 

      Son Giep, MD
      Plano Internal Medicine
      6300 W. Parker Road, Suite 220
      Plano, TX 75093
      PI since 2013

FAMILY PRACTICE

 
    ARIZONA
 

      Royal Anspach, MD
      Tatum Highlands Medical Associates, PLLC
      26224 North Tatum Blvd. #15-A.
      Phoenix, AZ 85050
      PI since 2005 on over 63 studies

      Thomas Bauch, MD
      Stonecreek Medical Associates, PLLC
      11209 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite B-175
      Phoenix, AZ 85028
      PI since 2007 on over 78 studies

      Donna DeSantis, MD
      East Valley Family Physicians, PLC
      1455 West Chandler Blvd., Building A, Suite 1
      Chandler, AZ 85224
      PI since 2007 on over 145 studies

      Gerald Shockey, MD
      Desert Clinical Research, LLC
      2310 E. Brown Rd.
      Mesa, AZ 85213
      PI since 1997 on over 214 studies

      Thomas Fiel, DO
      Fiel Family and Sports Medicine, PC
      1840 E. Baseline Rd. Suite C-2
      Tempe, AZ 85283
      PI since 1997 on over 182 studies

      Turner Merle, DO
      Warner Family Practice, PC
      2905 W. Warner Rd., Suite 12
      Chandler, AZ 85224
      PI since 2013

    CALIFORNIA
 

      Gary Korff, MD
      Cassidy Medical Group
      2582 State Street, Suite D
      Carlsbad, CA 92008
      PI since 2004 on over 4 studies

 
    COLORADO
 

      Max Nevarez, MD
      Colorado Springs Health Partners
      6340 Barnes Road
      PI since 2010 on over 20 studies

      Kari Uusinarkaus, MD
      Colorado Springs Health Partners
      2610 Tenderfoot Hills St.
      Colorado Springs, CO 80906
      PI since 2005 on over 35 studies

 
    ILLINOIS

      Steven Pearlman, MD
      Talcott Primary Care, LLC
      7447 W. Talcott Ave., Suite 409
      Chicago, IL 60631
      PI since 2013

    INDIANA

      Anthony Inzerello, MD
      Family Medicine Associates
      1033 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
      Evansville, IN 47725
      PI since 2012 on over 4 studies

    IOWA

      Jennifer Kay, MD
      Ridge Family Practice, PC
      201 Ridge Street, Suite 201
      Council Bluffs, IA 51503
      PI since 2010 on over 20 studies

    MISSOURI

      Deborah Manning, MD
      Manning Family Care, LLC
      4240 Blue Ridge Blvd. #611
      Kansas, MO 64133
      PI since 2013

    NEBRASKA
 

      Thomas McKnight, MD
      Thomas Wolf, MD
      Prairie Fields Family Medicine, PC
      350 W. 23rd Street, Suite A
      Fremont, NE 68025
      PI since 2003 on over 43 studies

      Edward Montanez, MD
      Skyline Medical Center, PC
      1908 North 203rd Street, Suite 2
      Elkhorn, NE 68022
      PI since 2011 on over 7 studies

      Robert Saniuk, MD
      Ridge Family Practice, PC
      2206 Longo Drive, Suite 201
      Bellevue, NE 68005
      PI since 2010 on over 20 studies

 

      Mark Woodruff, MD
      Southwest Family Physicians, PC
      8258 Hascall Street, Suite 100
      Omaha, NE 86124
      PI since 2012 on over 10 studies

 
    NEVADA
 

      Rita Chuang, MD
      Rita B. Chuang, MD LLC
      2629 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway #140
      Henderson, NV 89052
      PI since 2010 on over 20 studies

      James Meli Jr., MD
      James Meli, DO Ltd.
      6301 Mountain Vista St. #108
      Henderson, NV 89014
      PI since 2005 on over 115 studies

      Peter Philander, MD
      Clinical Research Advantage
      2481 Professional Court
      Las Vegas, NV 89128
      PI since 2004 on over 28 studies

 
PEDIATRICS  
    COLORADO
 

      Alan Garscadden, MD
      Colorado Springs Health Partners
      6340 Barnes Road
      Colorado Springs, CO 80922
      PI since 2001 on over 8 studies

      Michael Halenkamp, MD
      Colorado Springs Health Partners
      2405 Research Parkway
      Colorado Springs, CO 80920
      PI since 2011 on over 8 studies

    NEBRASKA
 

      Paige Groppe-Giesselmann, MD
      Colorado Springs Health Partners
      750 E. 29th Street
      Fremont, NE 68025
      PI since 2003 on over 4 studies

 

GASTROENTEROLOGY

 
    ARIZONA
 

      David Tessler, DO
      Central Arizona Medical Associates, PC
      5151 E. Broadway Road, Suite 105
      Mesa, AZ 85206
      PI since 2011 on over 24 studies

 
NEUROLOGY  
    ARIZONA
 

      William Grainger, MD
      Jeffrey Shy, MD
      Neurological Physicians of Arizona, Inc.
      726 N. Greenfield Road, Suite 110
      Gilbert, AZ 85234
      PI since 2005 on over 63 studies

 

OB/GYN

 
    COLORADO
 

      Larry Norfleet, MD
      Colorado Springs Health Partners
      2610 Tenderfoot Hills St.
      Colorado Springs, CO 80906
      PI since 2010 on over 2 studies

 

PODIATRY

 
    ARIZONA
 

      John Tassone Jr., DPM
      Thunderbird Internal Medicine
      5620 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite G-2
      Glendale, AZ 85306
      PI since 2011 on over 11 studies

 

DERMATOLOGY

 
    INDIANA
 

      Charles Hudson, MD
      Hudson Dermatology, LLC
      3501 Washington Ave
      Evansville, IN 47714
      PI since 1995 on over 54 studies

 

Staff Expertise

Clinical Research Advantage, Inc. is comprised of a research staff of 70 Clinical Research Coordinators, including 43 CCRC/CCRP’s. We also have 13 Registered Nurses, 9 Research Assistants, and 3Registered Dietician among our sites. Our research staff is anxious to be part of your next study!

Other Information

As one of the most senior Investigator Site Networks (ISN)in the industry, we have the experienced principal investigator and coordinators to make your next study a success. From pediatric to elderly experience, all of our sites have experience with Remote Data entry and can also use a central IRB. Please give us a call or e-mail us at marketing@crastudies.com today to see how we can help with your next study!

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