Parker Jewish Institute

Center Information

Lorraine Breuer
Senior Vice President, Nerken Center for Research & Grants
Parker Jewish Institute
271-11 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss


From its beginning in 1907 as the Daughters of Israel shelter, Parker has evolved into one of the nation's leading health care and rehabilitation centers for older adults. A 527-bed institution located on the border of Long Island and New York City, Parker offers unique inpatient medical, sub-acute, nursing and rehabilitation programs complemented by an array of highly regarded community services.

The first facility of its kind to offer a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, Parker is also among the national leaders in geriatric medical education and research.

Parker proudly maintains a first-class clinical and research center that specializes in providing its patients with access to research studies. The Center provides an optimal setting for superior quality research that will lead to advances in basic science or improve methods of patient care.


Our research center has extensive experience conducting Phase II-IV trials in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Anemia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anti-infectives
  • Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Influenza
  • Leg ulcers
  • Memory Problems
  • Mood/anxiety/panic disorders
  • Pain
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Weight loss
  • Wound healing


Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation is dedicated to providing quality health care and maximizing physical function for older adults. Of its 527 beds, 357 are dedicated to patients receiving long term medical and nursing care.

Parker is renowned for its sophisticated rehabilitation programs for those recovering from surgical procedures as well as fractures, strokes, amputations, injuries and illness. Under the supervision of physiatrists, therapists and nurses administer individualized treatment plans designed to maximize function and help patients regain independence.

Parkers celebrated expertise in treating older adults is now being extended into communities through Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers, an Adult Day Health Care Center, Personal Physician Services, Dental Services, home care, an Alzheimer's disease respite center and hospice programs.

Parkers medical staff is one of the largest and most highly trained of comparable facilities in the country. It includes physicians from all health disciplines. Doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 500-member Nursing Department participates in ongoing training programs to stay current on treatment modalities and health care issues related to aging.

  • Use of a local or central IRB
  • Inpatient and out patient facilities
  • Geriatric and adult patient populations
  • Weekend coverage
  • Pharmacy on site
  • -20/-70 freezers
  • EKG
  • Phlebotomy/laboratory services
  • Centrifuge
  • Radiology services on site
  • Remote data entry capabilities with dedicated phone lines


Dr. Cornelius Foley, MD
Senior Lecturer, Dr. Conn Foley is Senior Vice President for Medical Services and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. Parker is an organization recognized as a leader in the provision of multi-level integrated services for the older adult. He has had training in geriatric medicine and long-term care within both the European and American health care systems. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, The American Geriatrics Society, The Gerontological Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a diplomat of the Royal College of Physicians and is a board certified internist and geriatrician. Dr. Foley is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Nerken Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the Parker Institute. Dr. Foley has published on geriatric and long-term care issues. He has given more than three hundred formal academic presentations, and has spoken on radio and television on the health care issues of the elderly. He is formally involved in the development of policy and oversight of an evolving geriatric health care system, which extends beyond the hospital to community and long-term care. He has major involvement in the teaching of geriatric medicine to fellows, residents, medical students and health care professionals. Dr. Foley has published on topics including aging, falls, and the education of medical students. As a former member of the Institutional Review Board at Parker, Dr. Foley's experience also includes the review and critique of numerous research studies, which involve the geriatric population. Dr. Foley has also made a significant number of presentations at various scientific conferences to discuss approaches and challenges to geriatric health care as well as various issues of nursing home programs. Dr. Foley is an associate professor of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Lorraine Breuer, MA, CCRC, CIM, CIP
Senior Vice President for Research
15 years experience in clinical and health services research

Bonita Waites, BS, LPN, CCRC
Study Coordinator
8 years experience in clinical research


Parker has developed a centralized patient recruitment database for identification and enrollment of patients. For each study, we develop an individualized recruitment plan that ensures active patient participation.

The Nassau-Queens region is diverse, ranging from the very definition of American suburbia to medium-sized urban centers.

With an over-65 population of approximately 500,000, the Nassau-Queens region is one of the fastest aging regions in the country.


Our site can use either our local IRB or a Central IRB.

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