Hanson Clinical Research Center

Center Information

Lenita Hanson MD
Medical Director
Hanson Clinical Research Center
21216 Olean Blvd., Suite 8
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
info@hansoncrc.com and to contact Dr. Hanson directly email: lhansonmd@hansoncrc.com

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss


Hanson Clinical Research Center is a dedicated research center established in November 2012. Our slogan "Research Today For A Healthier Tomorrow" sums up our dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of persons with diabetes.

The research center is the brainstorm of Medical Director Lenita Hanson MD who is a board certified Endocrinologist and Certified Diabetes Educator. Dr. Hanson's practice has a database of 3000 diabetes patients. The Practice also sponsors an American Diabetes Association *Education Recognized Program which is open to the local community.

As an African American physician, Dr. Hanson is committed to increasing awareness of minority participation in clinical trials.

Dr. Hanson has twenty plus experience in the local community which has earned her the trust of other local physicians. These positive relationships increase our potential pool of research participants.


Hanson Clinical Research Center conducts clinical trials in diabetes and its related conditions. Such conditions include cardiovascular outcomes, neuropathy, nephropathy, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, erectile dysfunction and obesity.

As a new and small research center, we have grown rapidly over the past two years towards being a top quality site while meeting recruitment and enrollment goals.

Our clinical trial experience includes cardiovascular outcomes, treat to target studies, observational, device and phase lll and IV clinical trials.


Environment: Handicapped accessible with adequate parking
Space: Comfortable waiting room, two private conference rooms and two exam rooms with exam tables
Equipment: Digital blood pressure machines, EKG, Bayer A1c, ABI machine
Lab: Lab section with IATA and CLIA certification. -20 freezer
Access to local lab, Dry ice vendor account
IP and supplies: Double locked cabinets and double locked -70C refrigerator with remote alarm
Daily FedEx and UPS access
Located 0.3 miles from two hospitals
Central IRB
Electronic patient database
Wi-Fi access


Lenita Hanson MD, our Principal Investigator, has over six years research experience and twenty years clinical experience. Dr. Hanson is board certified in Endocrinology and is a certified Principal Investigator through ACRP. Dr. Hanson is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and has served as a national board member for diabetes related organizations as well as being a task force member for the published 2012 National Standards in Diabetes Education.

Dr. Hanson has conducted 21 studies as a Principal Investigator and 13 studies as a Sub-Investigator.


The study coordinators at Hanson Clinical Research Center all have Good Clinical Practice training along with other Sponsor generated training.

The center employs three study coordinators including two Licensed Practical Nurses. The center consults with a local cardiologist and ophthalmologist as well as two registered dietitians and three certified diabetes educators.


The Research center and clinical practice serves patients over age 18 years, having Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-diabetes. There is an equal male:female ratio. Minorities represent 15% of our patients.


Hanson Clinical Research Center uses a central IRB for all studies.

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.