Virginia Research Center

Center Information

Christina Ludwick, CCRP
Enrollment Specialist
Virginia Research Center
13911 St. Francis Blvd., Suite 101
Midlothian, VA 23114

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 30
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 25
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 15,000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 20
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 90%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 2


Our site offers services to the Greater Richmond Area, and our goal is to provide access to different treatment options to our patients. Virginia Research Center was founded by an experienced team of health care professionals to enhance patient services at the private practice clinic of Aaron N. Hartman, M.D. at Family Practice Associates. Establishing a clinical research site within the private practice has allowed for uninterrupted day-to-day clinic operations while simultaneously performing clinical research studies. The Virginia Research Center supports advancement of medical treatment options while ensuring the human rights of participants are protected during the trial process. Our Standard Operating Procedures are aligned with CFR, ICH and GCP guidelines.


  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Gout
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Constipation
  • Influenza
  • Chest Pain
  • Hypertryglyceridemia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lower Back Pain


  • Digital Thermometers
  • Scale with Stadiometer
  • Digital Blood Pressure Monitors (manual option available as well)
  • Electrocardiogram Machine (IQecg 12-Lead Resting ECG, Software by MidMark)
  • 4 Degree Refrigerator (locked and located within secure room)
  • -20 Degree Refrigerator (locked and located within secure room)
  • Access to dry ice
  • X-Ray
  • ECHO
  • Snellen Visual Acuity Scale
  • Centrifuge
  • Sprirometer
  • Phlebotomy Room

Our facility offers 4 exam rooms dedicated to research.
Central workspace for Monitors.
Locked and temperature controlled Investigational Product Cabinets.
Secure storage space for research files.
CLIA Certified laboratory on-site.


Principal Investigator:
Aaron N. Hartman, MD

Raymond Decker, MD
Lind S. Reiss, NP
Jeanette Carpenter, MD
Donald E. Yeatts, MD


Christina Ludwick, CCRP
Enrollment Specialist

Jacqueline Fremeau, CCRC
Research Manager

Sydney Mullen, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator

Megan Scott, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator

Jordan Trevillian, CMA
Clinical Research Assistant

Jodie P. Howell, CCRP
Clinical Research Coordinator


We are conveniently located on the Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Campus in the office of Dr. Aaron N. Hartman.

Contact Center

If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss clinical trials, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.