Meridien Research - Tampa
5411 Beaumont Center Blvd. #760
Tampa, FL 33634
Founded in January 2000, Meridien Research is comprised of four multi-therapeutic, dedicated research centers specializing in mental health, central nervous system disorders, nutrition, women’s health and general internal medicine. The founding principals have a combined experience in clinical research of over 50 years. The company was founded on the concept of providing sponsors with the highest quality trial data in a timely fashion. Meridien Research prides itself on having a strong reputation among both large and small pharma. Repeat customers account for more than 75% of our active clinical trials. Sponsors often use all six centers for their trials as the patient populations are separate while gaining the consistency of quality across all centers. Meridien Research’s four centers are located in:
Media advertising encompasses the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets, which extends the opportunity for enrollment while maximizing recruitment dollars. The centers are structured to support ease of patient participation and research coordinator efficiency. Each center has a site director, regulatory specialist, recruitment specialist, research assistants and laboratory technician who facilitate accurate and efficient data collection.
Clinical Experience: 18 years, Preferred Phases 2, 3, 4
Specialties: Anti-Aging Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Dermatology, Endocrine & Metabolism, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Geriatric Medicine, Gynecology, Healthy Populations, Hypertension, Immunology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Sleep Medicine, Women’s Health, Mental Health, and Pediatric Studies
Site facilities include:
Deborah Burke, MD, M.Ed is a neurologist and Principal Investigator at Meridien Research’s Tampa clinic. She has 20 years of experience in neurology and more than a decade of clinical research experience in indications including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraines.
Dr. Burke earned her MD at the Boston University School of Medicine and her M.Ed from Northeastern University. She did her residency at the University of South Florida.
Marlene P. Hart, MD, MPH, BSW is a psychiatrist and Principal Investigator at Meridien Research’s Lakeland clinic and Sub-Investigator at the Tampa and Bradenton clinics as well. Dr. Hart has worked as a psychiatrist in the Tampa Bay area for more than 20 years in public and private healthcare settings. She also had her own private practice.
Dr. Hart completed her doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and her residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Meridien Research has a large staff of experienced CCRC certified coordinators and laboratory personnel. We have a staff dietician. Personnel are experienced in ADAS, Ham A, Ham D, MINI, CIBIC, CDR, MMSE, ADL scales, and computerized memory testing.
Jennifer McCaffrey is Site Director and is responsible for the day to day operations of the site and is the contact person for new study inquires. She works directly with the Principal Investigator to ensure that all trials are conducted with the highest level of quality.
Central Florida comprises a unique demographic of a large geriatric population combined with explosive growth in the population segment 35-55 years of age. Meridien Research capitalizes on the demographics of the region by strategically placing sites to capture the appropriate demographic.
Meridien Research has extensive experience in the following information technology systems: