Waterbury Pulmonary Research

Center Information

David G. Hill, MD
Waterbury Pulmonary Research
170 Grandview Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708
USA
203-759-3656
203-759-5005 (fax)
Research@waterburypulmonary.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Waterbury Pulmonary Associates Research is the active clinical research arm of a large single specialty private practice pulmonary and critical care group. We have been actively participating in clinical research for 12 years. Our mission is to provide excellent clinical research recruitment and study performance while enhancing the care of our patients and research subjects. We have a large outpatient practice and data base , our investigators are all attending staff at two Yale University affiliated teaching hospitals. Our researchers are all Yale University faculty members.

Clinical Research Experience

Our center has experience in Phase II, III, and IV trials in the following areas:

  • Adult Asthma
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Sepsis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • IgE and Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Testing
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Rhino Virus
  • Community Acquired Pnuemonia

A sampling of the Sponsors and CROs with whom WPA has worked is listed below:

  • AAI, Abbott, Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Almirall, Altana, Amphastar, Aptuit, Aradigm, Asubio, Aventis, Astra Zeneca, Biota, Biomoda, BioImaging, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cephalon, Ception, Chiltern, Covance, Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, Eurofins, Forest Laboratories, Genexion, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, i3 Research, ICON Clinical Research, Ingenix, Kendle, Kforce, MedImmune, MDS Pharma Services, Nspire, Novartis, Otsuka, Omnicare, Paragon Biomedical, Parexel, Pearl Therapeutics, Pharmanet, Pfizer, PPD, PSI, PRA, Quintiles, Roche, Shering-Plough, Skyepharma, Targacept, Teva, Wyeth, United Biosource Corporation

A sampling of the Central IRBs with whom WPA has worked is listed below:

  • Aspire, Biomedical Research, Chesapeake Research, Copernicus, Essex, Ethical Review Committee, Independent, Midlands, Quorum Review, Schulman, Sterling, Western

A sampling of the Central Laboratories with whom WPA has worked is listed below:

  • AMC Medical Laboratory, Avantix, BMS, Clearstone, Clinical Reference Laboratory, Covance, Esoterix, ICON, LabCorp, MDS Pharma, Medtox, PPD, Quest, Quintiles, Spectra

Facility Description

We are primarily an outpatient practice, but have experience and expertise in inpatient pulmonary and critical care studies as well. Our facility features four full pulmonary function testing laboratories including three body box plethysmography; on-site phlebotomy and laboratory with centrifuge, refrigerated centrifuge, sub-zero freezer and freezer; ECG; treadmill; and oximetry. We have a pleasant waiting room with television and a separate research lounge for study subjects. Our facility is close to Interstate 84 and accessible with public transportation. The site has dedicated space wireless internet and phone lines for study monitors. We are easily reached from Bradley Airport in Hartford or from any of the New York Metropolitan airports.

Investigator Experience

David G. Hill, MD
Principle Investigator
Experienced in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care research Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care.

Carl B. Sherter, MD
Experienced in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care research Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care.

Richard S. Silverman, MD
Experienced in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care research Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care.

Robert J. McDonald, MD
Experienced in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care research Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care.

Elizabeth Mirabile-Levens, MD
Experienced in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care research Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care.

Ferdinando Urbano, MD
Experienced in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care research. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care.

Vanessa Yap, MD
Experienced in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care research. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care.

Michelle King, APRN
Experienced in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care research. Board certified Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner, APRN State of Connecticut.

Carolyn Roderick, PA
Experienced in all aspects of pulmonary and critical care research. Board Certified Physician Assistant, MPAS, PA-C State of Connecticut.

*Contact us for more detailed Investigator credentials and current CVs.

Staff Expertise

Erinn Tiernan, LPN, CRC
Research Coordinator
Clinical research experience since March 2010 in all aspects of pulmonary medicine. IATA, NIH and CRP and First Aid certified. Follows ICH-GCP and FDA guidelines.

Bunny Albanese, LPN, CRC
Research Coordinator
Clinical research experience since October 2011 in pulmonary medicine. NIH and CPR and First Aid certified. Follows ICH-GCP and FDA guidelines.

Sheri Fidanza, CRC
Clinical research experience since 1998. NIH certified. Follows ICH-GCP and FDA guidelines.

In addition our site has five full time respiratory therapists with research experience, and two certified phlebotomists.

Patient Demographics

Our practice has over 7500 active patients aged 6 and higher. The practice gives us ready access to many individuals with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Are catchment area is over 500,000 people. We also have a database of prior study participants and people interested in participating in future studies.

Other Information

We use a central IRB for all outpatient studies. Inpatient studies would need to be submitted to our local hospitals IRB.

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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.