Rochester Clinical Research

Center Information

Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Healthy Volunteers
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

20+ years ago, we were 3 medical professionals, driven to push the envelope of medical research and provide unrivaled patient care. We operated out of a 3,500 square foot facility and conducted between 4 and 8 studies per year.

Fast forward to today, RCR is made up of 25+ employees, operates out of a 9,600 square foot facility, and conducts anywhere from 35 to 50 studies per year. While we’ve grown significantly since then, we haven’t lost sight of what brought us here, and we have those same core motivators.

If you’re looking for a research site, look no further. We may not be the biggest but we can assure you, no one will work harder to ensure the success of your study.

Our Advanced Metrics for Sponsors & CROs

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 650+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 650+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 35,000+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 1 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 50
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 75%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 5
Number of Certified PIs: 4

Clinical Research Experience

Rochester Clinical Research was founded in 1994 however, our CEO, Patricia Larrabee has been involved in Clinical Research for nearly 30 years.

Since our doors opened in '94, we've worked with sponsors such as:

  • Abbott
  • Actelion
  • Acurian
  • Agile
  • Alder
  • Alere
  • Allergan
  • Amgen
  • Ampio
  • Astra Merck
  • Astra Pharmaceuticals
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Bayer
  • BBK World Wide
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb
  • Cara Therapeutics
  • Concentrics Research
  • Covance
  • Eisai
  • Eli Lilly
  • Emergent Biosolutions
  • Flexion Therapeutics
  • ICON
  • INC Research
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medpace
  • Merck
  • Mitsubishi
  • Novartis
  • Novavax
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Novum
  • Paragon Biomedical Group
  • Parexel
  • Pfizer
  • PharmaNet
  • PPD
  • PRA
  • Purdue Pharma
  • Quintiles
  • Radius Health
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sanofi-Synthelabo
  • Takeda America
  • Teva
  • Trimel Biopharma

    RCR has conducted studies in the following areas:

  • Migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cold Sores
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Low Testosterone
  • Hot Flashes
  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Asthma
  • Vaccines
  • Birth Control
  • Men's Health
  • Women's Health.

Facility Description

We operate out of a 9,600 square foot facility which has:

  • 2 large conference rooms
  • 4 dedicated monitor rooms
  • 8 exam rooms
  • on-site secure record storage
  • off-site secure record storage
  • Nearby x-ray and endoscopy facility
  • 7 freezers ranging from 2-8C units to a -80C unit.

Our freezer and refrigerator units are professionally calibrated every year, connected to monitoring software that logs temperatures every 5 minutes, and professionally serviced every quarter. Our freezers/refrigerators are also on an automatic battery powered backup system.

Investigator Experience

Matthew Davis, MD
Family Practice, Medical Director

Principal Investigator or Sub-Investigator for 16 years, participating in over 300 clinical research tudies. Dr. Davis was previously Chief Physician for the after-hours medical care division of a Rochester health care provider. His clinical research experience is essentially as wide as the company’s.

Tammi Shlotzhauer, MD
Rheumatology & Internal Medicine, Assistant Medical Director

Dr. Shlotzhauer, a practicing rheumatologist, is board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology. She has participated in over 185 clinical trials and has consulted with partners on protocol development. She is partner, with Dr. Pryhuber, in a successful rheumatology practice located in our building. Her interests include osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, collagen vascular disorders, pain syndromes and common internal medicine diagnoses.

Mary Dinnan, RPA-C
Registered Physician Assistant - Certified, RCR Sub-investigator

Mary has been a physician assistant for over 40 years. She graduated from Ithaca College with a BS in Physical Therapy and received a certificate (now a Masters equivalent) from Yale University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program. Mary previously worked at the Wilson Health Center (Rochester, New York) internal medicine department for 20 years and then joined Doctor's Tom Roberts and William Rolls in their internal medicine practice. She retired from that practice after 20 years in July of 2016 and joined Rochester Clinical Research to pursue her interest in clinical research. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine, vaccine studies and women’s health.

Staff Expertise

We Employ:

  • 2 Principal Investigator's
  • 3 Sub-Investigator's
  • 8 Research Coordinators, averaging 3.5 years of clinical research experience.
  • 3 full-time Recruiters
  • 3 Research Assistants
  • 2 Lab Tech's
  • A Director of Quality Initiatives
  • 1 Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Coordinator
  • 1 full-time Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Patient Demographics

RCR: By the Numbers

  • 90% of our database are individuals who are 18+ years of age
  • 60% of our database are individuals who are between the ages of 18 and 64
  • 30% of our database are individuals who are 65+ years of age
  • We have a 60/40 split with our database, 60% are females and 40% are males

Contact Center

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.