Center Information

Jennifer Cavin, CRC, Recruitment Specialist
Recruitment Specialist, LLC
2665 North Decatur Road, Suite 740
Decatur, GA 30033
404-475-0553 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Genetic Disease
Healthy Volunteers
Nutrition and Weight Loss

Center Overview is a clinical research group dedicated to improving treatment options for neurological conditions that grew from Dr. Marshall L. Nash’s medical practice, Dekalb Neurology Associates, LLC.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 100+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 100+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 5000+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 10 Business Day(s)
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 95%

Clinical Research Experience

As an expert consultant for many academic and pharmaceutical research projects, Dr. Nash is involved in some of the most promising and innovative research trials in neurology today, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Acute Stroke
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Migraine
  • Hyperlipidemia

Facility Description has all the desired equipment and capabilities required for outstanding quality research, including:

  • Centrifuge
  • Freezer -20°C
  • Freezer -70°C
  • EKG
  • 1.5T MRI scanner (DHI)
  • 3.0T MRI scanner (GMC outpatient or MRI of Georgia)
  • PET scanner (DHI)
  • Refrigerator 2-8°(ADT security protected/reports generated as needed)
  • Dry Ice
  • Crash Cart (checked monthly)
  • Secure storage area for study area (double locked cabinets)
  • High Speed Internet w/ wireless access

Investigator Experience

Marshall L. Nash, MD, FAHA, CPI

  • Undergraduate Degree: University Of Virginia
  • Medical Degree: Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Residency: Emory University
  • Fellowship in Movement Disorders: Emory University

Dr. Nash has held the distinction of Certified Physician Investigator (CPI) with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals, since 2002.

Stephen P. Leff, MD, Sub-Investigator

  • Undergraduate Degree: Michigan State University
  • Medical Degree: University of Rome, Italy
  • Residency: Sinai Medical Center

Gayle Leff Goldstein, MD Sub-Investigator

  • Undergraduate Degree: Boston University
  • Medical Degree: Medical College of Georgia
  • Residency: Kresge Eye Institute
  • Practice: Georgia Opthalmology Associates

Raja Dhaliwal, MD Sub-Investigator

  • Undergraduate Degree: Xavier University School of Medicine
  • Medical Degree: Xavier University School of Medicine

Melissa Bloom, PT, DPT, NCS Sub-Investigator

  • Undergraduate Degree: Washington University
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy: Emory University
  • Certificate of Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation: Emory and the American Physical Therapy Association

James A. Fries, Jr., RPh, MBA Pharmacist

  • Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Tennessee
  • Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist: Butler University
  • Advanced Management Certificate: Pepperdine University

Staff Expertise

Our staff includes 12 research coordinators, 5 of which are certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), 5 Registered Nurses and 1 Licensed Practical Nurse.

Patient Demographics

Located in Decatur, Georgia, our close proximity to the diverse population of Atlanta ensures a broad patient demographic. There is a positive attitude in our community towards research, which enables our site to meet or exceed enrollment and retention requirements for each study.

Other Information

At, our regulatory requirements and study contracts are streamlined by our document specialists, and use of a central IRB, making it possible for a quick turnaround for documentation processes.

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