Clinical Research Associates

Center Information

Clinical Research Associates
1616 East Pleasant Valley Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 500+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 250+
EDC Capabilities: Yes


Clinical Research Associates is a Phase II-IV medical research site located in Central Pennsylvania. Our research professionals work with local physicians to build a multidisciplinary team focused on providing high-quality clinical data. For over two decades, we have participated in hundreds of industry-sponsored trials with a clear focus on patient safety and site performance. Our mission is to advance patient care through high-quality research and good clinical practice


Clinical Research Associates is an independent research organization founded in 1996. With a network of physicians and a highly trained clinical staff, we have conducted more than 500 Phase II-IV studies across dozens of therapeutic areas.

We specialize in indications related to pulmonology, cardiology, and endocrinology in addition to several other therapeutic areas. Our network of physicians, clinical experts, and research staff are highly trained and certified in their respective disciplines.


Clinical Research Associates is a handicap accessible facility located on Pleasant Valley Blvd. and is easily accessible from Interstate 99. Our center is 3 miles from UPMC Altoona Hospital, 3.5 miles from UPMC Station Medical Center, and 13 miles south of Tyrone Hospital.

Our facility capabilities include:
  • Private patient rooms including spirometry lab
  • Sleep lab
  • Coordinator area with restricted access
  • Private monitoring areas with telephone and internet access
  • Comfortable patient waiting room with television
  • Patient lounge for extended visits furnished with couches, TV, water cooler, coffee machine, and private bathrooms
  • CAP/CLIA waiver laboratory
  • Monitored temperature-controlled drug storage
  • ELI 150/350 ECG Machine
  • -70/-40 degree freezer
  • PK/PG sampling capabilities
  • Remote data entry capabilities and experience
  • Comprehensive telephone system with voicemail
  • High speed 24 hour dedicated fax line
  • High speed internet and e-mail access


    All study coordinators are trained and/or certified in GCP/ICH compliance, IATA, SOP's, Human Subject Protection, and CPR. Other staff capabilities include:
    • Dedicated Regulatory Staff optimizing study startup
    • Dedicated recruitment Staff for rapid enrollment
    • IATA Certified Staff
    • Unblinded Pharmacy Staff
    • ECG/EKG
    • Trained for Holter and Ambulatory Monitoring (SpaceLabs, iCardiac)
    • Serial Spirometries
    • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
    • Inhalation Therapy
    • IV Infusion
    • PK/PG Sampling
    • Phlebotomy
    • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
    • Dietary Counseling
    • Patient Education
    • Pain Assessments and Evaluations (SSRS, WOMAC, NRS, OOWS)
    • Skin Debridement
    • Wound Dressing
    • DXA Scan Accessibility


      Patient recruitment is facilitated through our proprietary patient database, investigators' private practice databases, physician referrals, liaisons with community organizations, radio, online presence, and social media.