Palm Research Center

Center Information

Ellen Neylon, MSN, FNP-BC, OCN
Clinical Research Manager
Palm Research Center
Northwest Office
3150 N Tenaya Way, Ste 415
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Southwest Office
9280 W Sunset Rd. Suite 306
Las Vegas, NV 89148

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 200+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 200+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 3000+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 10 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 20
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 95%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 95%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


Palm Research Center (PRC) is a private research company established in 2008 to implement clinical trials in the Las Vegas area. Palm Research Center has a strong focus on clinical trials involved in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

PRC’s attributes high quality to having:

  • Experienced physicians who serve as the Principal Investigator and/or Sub-Investigator for all protocols. An Investigator is on site during all regular business hours to implement protocol procedures and to ensure patient safety
  • Full-time clinical research coordinators
  • Full-time clinical research assistants dedicated to timely completion of electronic data capture
  • Full-time personnel dedicated to regulatory submissions and Investigator Study File maintenance
  • Dedicated laboratory technician
  • Experienced personnel dedicated to prompt completion of contract and budget negotiation
  • Physicians and Coordinators dedicated to patient recruitment and retention

The critical components that make Palm Research Center a high quality site:

  • Concern for detail
  • Dedication to Good Clinical Practice and FDA guidelines
  • Speedy recruitment and data submission
  • Understanding of obligation to Sponsors and CROs
  • Commitment to providing safe and ethical conduct of clinical trials

Palm Research Center is also sensitive and dedicated to the needs of the patients who volunteer in the clinical studies. Volunteers are provided with:

  • Adequate time to discuss the study and consent form with the Principal Investigator
  • Study related medical examinations and lab tests
  • Ability to discuss any issues with physician at each study appointment
  • Physician on call after hours if needed
  • Flexible scheduling for study visits
  • Financial compensation for time and travel to study visits

Palm Research Center is focused on patient safety while providing volunteers the opportunity to access investigational medications and study related medical assessments in a caring environment. - See more at:


With over 10 years’ experience and over 100 protocols, our research site is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to the pharmaceutical and medical device industry as well as to the patients who volunteer to participate in our clinical trials. PRC provides quality and experience for implementation of study protocols.

Sponsors include, but are not limited to:

  • Allergan
  • Amgen
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Bayer
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Elcelyx
  • Eli Lilly
  • Gan and Lee
  • Intarcia
  • Kowa
  • Lexicon
  • Merck
  • Mylan
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Spruce
  • Takeda
  • Teva
  • TrialNet
  • Versartis


Research facility capable of conducting a variety of outpatient clinical trial protocols, as well as extended patient visits for up to 24 hours.


Principal Investigators:

Samer Nakhle, MD, FACE, ECNU
Medical Director
Specialty: Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Board Certified in Endocrinology
Years Experience with Clinical Trials: 17

Navid Kazemi, MD
Specialty: Cardiology
Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases
Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology
Years Experience with Clinical Trials: 8

Serena Ann Klugh, MD
Specialty: Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Board Certified in Endocrinology
Years Experience with Clinical Trials: 5

Betsy Palal, MD
Specialty: Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Board Certified in Endocrinology
Years Experience with Clinical Trials: 5


Danielle Nakhle, PharmD, FASCP, CGP
Years Experience with Clinical Trials: 10


Our expert team of clinical research professionals provides a full spectrum of services to manage the clinical research process:

Clinical Research Manager:
Ellen Neylon, MSN, FNP-BC, OCN
Years Experience with Clinical Trials: 15

Clinical Operations Manager:
Christian M. Hyderkhan, LPN, CCRC
Years Experience with Clinical Trials: 21

  • Clinical Research Coordinators: 8
  • Clinical Regulatory Coodinators: 2
  • Research Assistants: 6
  • Source Document Writers: 2
  • Lab Technologists: 2
  • Data Entry Assistants: 2
  • Recruitment Specialist: 1

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The majority of patients come from Palm Medical Group, a private endocrinology group practice. Palm Medical Group has seven endocrinologists and two physician assistant.

Palm Research Center does have local advertising that reaches the Las Vegas population.


Palm Research Center uses a central IRB.

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.