L-MARC Research Center

Center Information

Olivia Kelly, RD, LD, CD
Site Manager
Coury Hobbs,, RN BSN
Business Manager
L-MARC Research Center
3288 Illinois Avenue
Louisville, KY 40213
Olivia: 502-214-3990
Coury: 502-214-3955
Fax: 502-214-3999
okelly@lmarc.com
www.lmarc.com

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Devices
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology
Healthy Volunteers
Musculoskeletal
Nephrology
Neurology
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Vaccines

Overview

Since 1986, LouisvilleMetabolic and AtherosclerosisResearch Center (L-MARC ResearchCenter) has been one of the most active metabolic research centers in the world. One of the unique aspects of L-MARC Research Center, in addition to a commitment to research quality, has been a strong emphasis on the science of research through extensive publications and presentations of data at international conferences and symposia. For a more complete description of L-MARC ResearchCenter, past clinical trials, a listing of publications, please see the extensive website at www.lmarc.com.

Experience

For well over a decade, L-MARC Research Center has been involved in metabolic clinical research and has conducted over 500 Phase 1 through IV clinical trials including:

  • Obesity – with and without DXA
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Dyslipidemia – hypercholesterolemia, and hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypertension
  • Endocrine/Metabolic - Osteoporosis, hormone replacement therapy for menopause
  • Cardiovascular – Cardiovascular outcomes trials
  • Fatty liver / NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)
  • Musculoskeletal – Gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Device studies for metabolic disease monitoring (glucose, lipids, vitamin levels
  • For a listing of past and current clinical trials, please visit L--MARC Research Center’s website at www.lmarc.com.

Facility

L-MARC is an independent research center located in Louisville, Kentucky, centrally located in the Louisville metropolitan area only ten minutes from Louisville International Airport. The research center is fully equipped and located less than one mile from Norton Audubon Hospital.

Facility

- Two-story, free-standing, 12,000 square feet building with over 3500 square feet of mostly storage area in the basement
- Large, dedicated study monitoring area
- Free parking immediately next to the entrance
- Wireless internet
- 8 Exam rooms equipped for overnight stays
- 2 Drug storage rooms with double lock
- Designated study monitor areas with amenities

- On-site medical records storage
- Infusion capabilities
- Double-locked outside doors
- Entry alarm security system
- Surveillance security camera

- Study Manager Database (clinical trials management software system) with study subject database

- Hospital with emergency department one block away
- An excellent relationship with local imaging facilities who can accommodate a variety of imaging needs, such as: 

  • Radiology
  • Mammograms
  • MRI/CT Scans
  • Echocardiograms

Equipment

- Minus 70 degree freezer
- Minus 40 degree freezer
- Minus 20 degree freezer
- 4 Refrigerators/freezers
- Backup electrical generator
- DXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry)
- Stand-on scale weighing up to 660 lbs.
- Digital thermometers
- Otoscopes
- Manual and automatic blood pressure cuffs
- Mortara/Eli 250c 12-Lead ECG Machine
- Digital scales
- Doppler for ankle-brachial index
- Centrifuge
- Refrigerated centrifuge
- Digital incubator
- Laboratory with storage
- Dry ice on site
- Fully equipped crash cart with medications, oxygen, and defibrillator
- Drug prep hood

Investigator

Harold Bays MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA

Dr. Harold Bays has served as an Investigator for over 500 Phase I - IV clinical trials for treatments for high cholesterol and other dyslipidemias, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, and other metabolic and hormonal disorders. Dr. Bays has served as Medical Director of L-MARC Research Center since 1989, and has served as President of L-MARC Research Center since its independent incorporation in 1998.  He has written, or served as a contributing author to well over 200 Pub-Med searchable, peer review scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and authored/presented over 100 scientific abstracts. 

Professional Membership Fellow

Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (FOMA)

Fellow of The Obesity Society (FTOS)

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)

Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (FACE)

Fellow of the National Lipid Association (FNLA)

Scientific Memberships

Member:  Obesity Medicine Association

Member:  The Obesity Society (TOS)

Member:  National Lipid Association (NLA)

Member:  American Society of Preventive Cardiology (ASPC)

Member:  The Endocrine Society

Member:  American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

Member:  American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Member: American Diabetes Association (ADA) – Recognized Provider in the ADA's National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) from 1998 - 2010

Member:  Kentucky Medical Association (KMA)

Member:  Greater Louisville Medical Society (GLMS)

Chairmanships

Chairman:  The Obesity Medicine Association Obesity Algorithm (2016 – Present)

Chairman:  The Obesity Society Membership Committee (2012-2014)

Chairman:  National Lipid Association Adiposity and Dyslipidemia Consensus Conference 2012

Chairman: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist Adipose Tissue Pathophysiology State of the Science Conference - 2010

Chairman:  American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist Pathogenic Adipose Tissue Task Force (2006-2010)

Chairman:  "Study to Help Improve Early evaluation and management of risk factors Leading to Diabetes" (SHIELD) (2003 – 2011)

Chairman: Endocrine Subcommittee for Alternative Health Delivery Systems - (1996-7)

Scientific Board of Directors

Board of Directors:  Obesity Medicine Association

Board of Directors:  National Lipid Association

Board of Directors:  American Board of Clinical Lipidology (2017 - )

Board of Directors:  National Lipid Association (2013 – 2017)

Board of Directors:  South East Lipid Association (2009 – 2017)

Board of Directors:  American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2010)

Scientific Committees, Officer, and Task Force

Executive Officer: National Lipid Association Secretary/Treasurer (2015 – 2017)

President:  SouthEast Lipid Association (2015 – 2016)

Committee Member:  The Obesity Society Education Committee (2013 – 2015)

The Obesity Society Presenter for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Review Course (2013 – Present)

Contributing author of the National Lipid Association Annual Summary of Clinical Lipidology 2015 – 2016

Contributing author of the National Lipid Association Recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia Part 1 2014

Contributor to the National Lipid Association Recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia Part 2 2015

Contributing author to the Obesity Medicine Association Obesity Algorithm 2013 - Present

Scientific Editor

Guest Editor and lead author of the National Lipid Association Annual Summary of Clinical Lipidology 2016

Guest Editor and lead author of the National Lipid Association Annual Summary of Clinical Lipidology 2015

Associate Editor:  Journal of Clinical Lipidology (2013 – 2017)

Scientific Writer:  Obesity Medicine Association Obesity Algorithm (2013 – Present)

AWARDS:

2016:  Obesity Medicine Association “Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year”

2015:  National Lipid Association “President’s Service Award”

2014:  Obesity Medicine Association “Committee Leadership Award”

Staff

Sarah Keiran RN, BSN, CCRC
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
20 years of experience in clinical research

Nikki Nockerts, RN, BSN, CCRC
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
14 years of experience in clinical research

Melanie Moore, APRN, CCRC
Sub Investigator/Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
7 years of experience in clinical research

Barbara Michelle Ritchey, ARNP, CCRC
Sub Investigator/Clinical Research Coordinator
11 years of experience in clinical research

Taylor Codey, APRN
Sub Investigator/Clinical Research Coordinator
2 years of experience in clinical research

Jean Micklewright RD, LD
Director of Dietary Programs / Research Dietitian
18 years of experience in clinical research

Tammy Jackson, MA
Clinical Research Laboratory
15 years of experience in clinical research

Susie Lucas, MA, LXMO
EDC Specialist/Clinical Research Laboratory/Limited X-Ray Machine Operator
3 years of experience in clinical research

Debbie Conliffe, BS
Research Assistant
19 years of experience in clinical research

Madeline Puccio, BS
Recruitment Specialist/Data Entry/Clinical Research Laboratory
1-year experience in clinical research

Jerry Seadler
Environmental Services

Olivia Kelly, RD, LD, CD
Site Manager/Research Dietitian/Limited X-Ray Machine Operator
4 years of experience in clinical research

Coury Hobbs, RN, BSN
Business Manager /Senior Research Coordinator
12 years of experience in clinical research

Patients

L-MARC is located in Louisville which is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Louisville is located across the Ohio River from Indiana, therefore allowing for large populations of study volunteers from several counties in southern Indiana as well as surrounding counties in Kentucky. The Louisville metropolitan area is comprised of seven counties (three in Kentucky and four in Indiana) with a population of 1.2 million. A good number of study volunteers are willing to travel to Louisville from rural parts of the state to participate in clinical trials. With its central location, L-MARC attracts a diverse population of subjects of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic class, and gender. L-MARC has a database of research volunteers that can be accessed for patient recruitment.

Other

As an independent research site, L-MARC utilizes central IRB's. L-MARC has been the top randomizing site in multiple clinical trials and has extensive experienced in Remote Data Entry and Internet Data Entry in multiple clinical trials with multiple different study sponsors. L-MARC facilities include a designated and spacious "Research Atrium" for study monitors with individual desks, phones, rapid-access modem access, and wireless access. The areas are located close to fax and copy equipment. Most of all, L-MARC Research Center is committed to the highest quality research with established Standard Operating Procedures and routine monthly quality assurance audits.

For a more complete general description of L-MARC ResearchCenter, and quality assurance measures in place, please visit the-MARC Research Center website at www.lmarc.com.

L-MARC Research Center is currently enrolling for the following:

Trials Involving Weight Loss

Trials Involving Hypertension

Trials Involving Cholesterol

Trials Involving Triglycerides

Trials Involving Diabetes and related disorders

Trials Involving Osteoarthritis

Trials Involving Rheumatoid Arthritis

Trials Involving Pain Control

Trials involving Migraines

Trials involving Gout

Trials involving Hypothyroidism

Trials involving Fatty Liver Disease

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.