Aventiv Research

Center Information

Meg Rood
Aventiv Research
99 N. Brice Rd Suite 260
Columbus, OH 43213
614-501-6165 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Aventiv Research, formerly Columbus Clinical Research was founded by Dr. Samir Arora, a proven leader with more than 12 years of clinical research experience. We are an independent, multi-therapeutic outpatient clinical research center located in Columbus Ohio, specializing in Phase I-IV clinical trials. Aventiv gives thousands of citizens in Central Ohio the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research. Aventiv Research strives to be the area's most proactive provider of reliable clinical data to pharmaceutical companies and the general public in order to advance medical treatments and help improve humanity's quality of life. We also believe we can replace the public's fear and misconception of clinical research with a full understanding and appreciation of the positive impact clinical trials have on the lives of participants worldwide.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 275
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 210
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 15,000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 1 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 30
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 80%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 100%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 7
Number of Certified PIs: 2

Clinical Research Experience

Our research center has been conducting phase I-IV trials since 2006. We have worked on nearly 100 clinical trials with numerous pharmaceutical companies including:

  • MedPace
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Merck
  • Purdue
  • Takeda
  • Premier Research
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • GlaxoSmith Klein
  • Pozen
  • Bayer
  • Forest
  • Schering Plough
  • Wyeth
  • Pleiad
  • Cephalon
  • Novum
  • Omthera
  • King
  • Abbott
  • Amylin
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sanofi Aventis

Our areas of research have included the following:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sleep
  • Alzheimers
  • Gout
  • Obesity
  • Women's Health
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Asthma

Facility Description

Aventiv provides outpatient services in a modern 11,000 square foot facility. At Aventiv Research, we have climate-controlled, secure drug storage rooms, dedicated monitor rooms with high speed broadband internet connection for remote data entry (RDE) access, on-site long-term storage, conference room, lobby waiting area, six exam rooms, equipped kitchen, and free parking. A referring hospital, x-ray facility and endoscopy facility are all nearby. Other important features include:

IATA certified. The IATA (International Air Transport Association) has specific guidelines for handling and transportation of dangerous goods/hazardous substances. All personnel handling these substances require certification. Columbus Clinical Research is IATA certified.

Aventiv Research Laboratories are CLIA certified. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). This program monitors all clinical laboratories for compliance to federal (42 Code of Federal Regulations Part 493 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 - CLIA) and state requirements (Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3725 Plasmapheresis Centers)

  • IATA and CLIA certified
  • -80 degree freezer
  • -20 degree freezer
  • Overnight visits
  • 10 patient beds
  • 10 patient exam rooms
  • ECG machine
  • Spirometry
  • PK draws
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Checkpoint wireless temperature monitoring system
  • Patient lounge
  • Wireless internet
  • Conference room
  • 5 dedicated monitoring rooms
  • Double locked, monitored drug room all with internet, printer and fax access
  • Long term storage for archived materials
  • Nearest hospital is Mount Carmel East, located 1 mile away
  • Documentation of temperature logs taken daily of both freezer and refrigerator
  • Contract with X-Ray facility located within 5 mile

Investigator Experience


Dr. Arora went to medical school in Manipal, India. He then did his residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie PA. During his residency he worked on multiple original research studies one of those on breast feeding received national attention garnering interviews on major networks and newspapers. Since then Dr. Arora has been involved in clinical research acting as principle investigator or sub investigator on over 100 studies. He holds the prestigious CPI designation by the ACRP. He is the president and medical director of Aventiv Research and is actively involved in the running of the company.


Dr Sridhar Guduri has been with Aventiv Research since 2007. He has since become the Principal Investigator at our Dublin location. Dr Guduri has been in practice for more than eleven years and is board certified in Allergy/Immunology as well as Internal Medicine. He enjoys doing research because it allows him to be on the cutting edge of developing new medications and allows him to offer patients treatments that are not readily available. Dr Guduri has a wife and two daughters. Apart from his private practice and research, he has a passion for education and volunteers as a math teacher for Kindergarten and 2nd graders.


Roy St. John, M.D. F.C.C.P. attended medical school and completed his residency at the Ohio State University. Dr. St. John specializes and is board-certified in pulmonology and critical care medicine and has over 25 years of experience in the field. He was awarded the "Lifeline of Ohio Physician of the Year" in 2012 and has a rich research background including clinical research in sepsis and pneumonia and was the first provider of bronchial thermoplasty for patients with severe asthma in Central Ohio. Dr. Roy St. John resides in Columbus and enjoys spending time with his wife and their 3 children, reading, playing golf, and is an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.


Dr. Sharma went to medical school in one of the top five medical schools in India. She then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in India. She subsequently completed another residency in Internal Medicine from Mt Carmel Health System, Columbus, Ohio; and a fellowship in Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology and Diabetes from UH Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio. She is currently a practicing endocrinologist in the Columbus, Ohio area. Her wide clinical experience generated her interest in research activities at Columbus Clinical Research. She feels that sound clinical research is the essential foundation for development and appropriate application of agents to improve management of disease conditions. When she is not practicing or researching medicine she enjoys music and books.

Staff Expertise

Aventiv Research has a staff of 10 full time Clinical Research Coordinators, 5 full time Research Assistants, a Patient Recruitment Team, a Data Entry Coordinator and a Budgets and Regulatory Specialist. All Staff are trained in GCP's and hold Whitehall Transcelerate and IATA certifications.

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