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Research Center Profile:
Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley, PC

Center Information

Kimberly LaVigne-Secord RN CCRC
Clinical Research Manager
Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley, PC
1 Columbia Street, Suite 390
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-437-5002
845-452-6008 (fax)
ksecord@premiermedicalhv.com
www.premiermedicalhv.com/
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Therapeutic Areas

Gastroenterology
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Nephrology
Urology

Center Overview

Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley, P.C. is one of the largest providers of comprehensive urologic and gastroenterologic services in the Northeast. We conduct research trials at our offices in Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Kingston, NY under the direction of Dr. Evan R. Goldfischer, Dr. Paul Pietrow, Dr. Peter Varunok, Dr. Sunil Khurana and Dr. Praneeth Vemulapalli. Each facility has a distinct patient population and can serve as separate sites for most trials. We offer 6 full time experienced clinical research coordinators. We specialize in outpatient Phase I - Phase IV clinical trials.

Clinical Research Experience

Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley, P.C. has conducted clinical research for a variety of sponsors including:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Active Biotech Research AB
  • Allergan
  • Alza
  • Amgen
  • Antares
  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • Auxilium
  • Bayer
  • Bioniche Life Sciences
  • BioSante Pharmaceuticals
  • BNIT
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Boston Scientific
  • Bristol Meyers Squibb
  • Caris Life Sciences
  • Cellegy
  • Celsion
  • Dendreon
  • Duramed
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Euclid Diagnostics
  • Ferring
  • Furiex
  • Genentech
  • GlaxoSmith Kline
  • GP Pharm
  • Health Decisions
  • Health Ever Bio-Tech Co Ltd
  • Hormos
  • Indevus
  • Interneuron
  • Ion Channel Innovations
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kwoya
  • Lilly
  • Medispec
  • Medtronic
  • Merck
  • MGI Pharma
  • Natrogen Therapeutics International
  • Novartis
  • Nymox
  • Oakwood
  • Ortho-McNeil
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia
  • Plethora Solutions
  • Predictive Biosciences
  • PriCara
  • QUATRx Pharmaceuticals Company
  • Roche
  • Salix
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Scherring-Plough
  • Schwarz
  • Sepracor
  • Solvay
  • Sophoris
  • Spectrum
  • Strakan
  • Sumitomo Pharma America
  • TAP
  • Takeda Global Research & Development Center
  • Tioga
  • Unimed
  • Vantia
  • Veridex
  • Vivus
  • Warner Chilcott
  • Watson Labs
  • Wilex
  • Yamanouchi
  • Zentaris Gmbh
  • Zestra Labs

Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley, P.C. has conducted clinical trials in the following indication areas:

Urology:

  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD)
  • Hypogonadism
  • Prostate Cancer Prevention
  • Prostate Cancer
  • High Grade PIN
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)/LUTS
  • TUMT/Urinary retention
  • Prostatitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Overactive Bladder (OAB)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Kidney Stones
  • Ureteral Stents
  • Outpatient Surgical Pain
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Vaginal Atrophy

Gastroenterology:

  • Hepatitis C
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastroparesis
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Facility Description

Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley, P.C. offers state of the art facilities, including a CT scanner in our Poughkeepsie urology facility. We easily contract additional imaging services such as MRI, DEXA Scans, and X-ray with a facility close to our office. We offer secure medication storage for both ambient and refrigerated investigational product, -20° freezer, -70 freezer, ambient and cold centrifuge, research dedicated exam rooms, and onsite EKG, uroflow, vaginal, kidney and bladder ultrasound capabilities. We can utilize a central IRB. Our Poughkeepsie offices are located 90 miles from New York City and are also served by Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY. Our Kingston office is 1 hour from Albany Airport.

Staff Expertise

Urology:

Dr. Goldfischer CPI, Medical Director of Research, GU Division, has served as Principal Investigator for over 200+ urology trials over the past 10 years. He has authored and co-authored more than 110 abstracts, scientific articles, and book chapters and appears regularly on radio and television.

Dr. Pietrow serves as Principal Investigator in our Kingston Site. He has served as Principal and sub-investigator on numerous Phase II, III and IV Urology trials.

Dr. Praneeth Vemulapalli serves as Principal investigator in our Newburgh site. He has served as Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator on numerous cooperative Phase II,III, and IV Urology trials

Kimberly Secord, RN, CCRC, Clinical Research Manager with over 6 years clinical research experience in oncology and urology studies.

Jeanie Loeffel, RN, CCRC, Clinical Research Coordinator with over 10 years of clinical research experience in oncology and urology studies.

Alexa H. Markiewicz, BA, CCRC, Clinical Research Coordinator with over 6 years of clinical research experience in oncology and urology studies.

Lisa Crespi, LPN, Clinical Research Coordinator with 2 years of clinical research experience in urology studies.

Gastroenterology:

Dr. Peter Varunok, MD, Medical Director of Research, GI Division, has served as Principal Investigator on Hepatitis C trials for the past 13 years. He has also served as Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator on numerous other Phase II-IV clinical trials in other GI indications.

Dr. Sunil Khurana, MD, serves as Principal Investigator for the GI Division’s IBD trials. Dr. Khurana has also served as Sub-Investigator on numerous other Phase II-IV clinical trials in other GI indications.

Alyson Cahill, MS, Clinical Research Coordinator with over three years experience in Gastroenterology studies.

Meggin Sabatino, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Coordinator with one year experience in Gastroenterology studies.

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