HWC Women's Research Center

Center Information

HWC Women's Research Center
20 West Wenger Road
Englewood, OH 45322

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

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

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 59
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 59
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 500+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 85%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 2


Over the past 30 years, Huey and Weprin OB/GYN has provided our patients with the highest quality of care, as well as the latest medical advances to improve the health and well-being of all the women we treat. In continuing our commitment, in 2006 we added another facet of care for our patients-HWC Women’s Research Center. The center is dedicated to research studies involving new medical advances, technologies, and medications to improve the standards of care for women. Our clinical research area of interest is in women’s health. We have experience conducting outpatient Phase II, III, and IV IND trials and medical device trials.

Our office is just off highway I-70 and within 5 miles of radiology facilities and hospitals. We are 15 minutes from the Dayton International airport.


Our Investigators and Coordinators have been involved in Clinical Research for many years and have conducted a variety of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device trials. We meet and or exceed enrollment goals for all of our trials.

Areas of expertise:

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Family Practice Medicine
  • Urogynecology - incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse medical devices
  • Overactive bladder
  • UTI
  • Stress incontinence
  • Menopause and peri-menopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Sexual Dysfunction/Low Sex Drive
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Anemia
  • STD
  • Birth Control
  • PMS
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Hot flashes
  • HPV vaccines
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Nocturia
  • Pre Eclampsia
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Uterine Fibroid
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Obesity/Weight Loss
  • Depression
  • Constipation

Our most recent sponsors we have worked with are:

  • Agile
  • Pfizer
  • Ferring
  • Novartis
  • Qiagen
  • Mtm Labs
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • KV Pharmaceuticals
  • American Medical Systems
  • Sanofi-aventis
  • Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
  • Vermillion
  • Roche
  • Merck
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Interlace Medical
  • Biosante
  • BD Diagnostics

Our most recent CROs we have worked with are:

  • INC Research
  • DSP Clinical Research
  • PPD
  • Compleware
  • Constella Group
  • Precision Med
  • Quintiles
  • InVentiv Clinical Solutions


HWC Women's Research Center has a fully operational facility in North Dayton. Our expert staff members ensure compliance with protocol, GCP and ICH guidelines including:

  • Locked study offices and lab accessible only to the physicians and the CRC conducting research at our site.
  • Locked alarmed refrigerator.
  • -20° freezer
  • Double locked study drug cabinets
  • Saf-t-y Pak Certified for shipping of specimens (IATA)
  • CLIA waiver-lab facilities with centrifuge
  • All equipment calibrated yearly including BP cuffs, scales, centrifuge, microscope, colposcope, hysteroscopy equipment, ultrasound and autoclave.
  • Microscope
  • Hysteroscope
  • Colposcope
  • On site ultrasound machine and technician
  • Dry ice
  • Affiliation with 3 hospitals
  • Digital Thermometers in study office, drug cabinets, and refrigerator. Temperature logs documented daily.
  • HWC Women’s Research Center SOP binder in Compliance with all FDA, GCP, HIPAA regulation requirements for a research site
  • Locked storage area for storage of study documents
  • ECG machine
  • Central Laboratories
  • Central IRB
  • Private area for monitors with internet access.
  • Archived study material stored in a secured off site facility.
  • Nearby facility for DEXA scans and mammograms


Our investigators have been well respected thought leaders in the medical community for over 30 years. They have been pioneers, bringing new advances in drug therapy and gynecologic procedures to the Dayton physician community as well as to our patients. The Investigators are committed to women's health and wellness; and are passionate about contributing to new advances that will improve the standard of care for all women.

Our Investigators

Dr. Stuart Weprin MD FACOG
9 years experience
Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dr. James Huey MD MS FACOG
9 years experience
Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dr Huey also holds advance degrees in Administrative Medicine, and is credentialed and board certified in Quality Assurance, as well as licensed in Ultrasound through the Academy of Radiology

Jill Goff, CRNP
7 years experience

Dr. Seema Sharma, MD FACOG
3 years experience
Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dr. Lindsey Byrd, D.O.
2 years experience
Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology


Chris Weese, MA, CCRC
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
10 years of clinical research experience

Rebecca Ponder, RN, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
15 years of clinical research experience

Lisa Frisby, BA, CCRC
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
9 years of clinical research experience

Kathlene Baron, CMA
Clinical Research Coordinator
9 years of clinical research experience

Anita Sams, CMA
Clinical Research Coordinator
1 year of clinical research experience


We effectively recruit volunteers from our data base of over 10,000. If needed we can recruit from a diverse ethnicity population.

We see females from adolescent age to geriatric. We have positive community and patient support.


We have a large patient base and are committed to delivering promised results and quality work. Our staff offers a lot of experience in the research field. We work with accuracy and efficiency. We pride ourselves on our quick start- ups and quick turnaround times.