The Westside Center for Clinical Research began independent operation in 2000. Led by Dr. H. Jackson Downey and several other principals, investigators are now sought by sponsors as experts in obesity studies, diabetes trials, and other indications based on their record of recruitment, retention, experienced staff and hands-on clinical trialists. Physicians at this site are primarily family practitioners with a database of over 18,000 patients.

Site Capabilities



Westside Center for Clinical Research straddles the intersection of Jacksonville's urban core and rural communities.  The large family practice group that hosts this fully-dedicated research site treats a racially diverse, largely working population.   The site is well known for recruitment and retention success, as well as very experienced and involved investigator oversight. 

Allergies 
o  Allergy
o  Drug Effects
o  Urticaria 

Blood Disorders
o  Anemias
o  Platelets
o  Polycythemia
o  Myelodysplasia
o  Clotting Disorders 

Cardiovascular
o  Arrhythmia
o  Coronary Disease
o  Acute Coronary Syndromes
o  Coronary Artery Bypass
o  Endocarditis
o  Valvular Heart Disease
o  Congestive Heart Failure
o  Hyponatremia
o  Peripheral Arterial Disease
o  Hypertension
o  Stroke / Cerebrovascular Accident
o  Other Cardiomyopathy  

Dermatology
o  Acne
o  Eczema
o  Nail Fungus Disorders
o  Psoriasis
o  Rosacea
o  Dermatitis

Digestive Disorders
o  Constipation
o  Crohn’s Disease
o  Diabetic Gastroparesis
o  Dyspepsia
o  Gastroesophageal Disorders
o  Peptic Ulcer Disease
o  Inflammatory Bowel Disease
o  Irritable Bowel Disease
o  Infections of the Digestive System
o  Hemorrhoids, Bariatric
o  Ulcerative Colitis
o  Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis
o  Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
o  Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
o  HIV
o  Tuberculosis
o  Sexually Transmitted Infections
o  Fungal Infections
o  Parasites
o  Bacterial Infections
o  Viral Infections
o  C. Difficile
o  Sepsis 

Men’s Health
o  Prostate disorders
o  Hypogonadism
o  Erectile Dysfunction
o  Sexuality
o  Penile Disorders
o  Disorders of the Testes
o  Low Libido
o  Low Testosterone

Metabolic/Endocrine
o  Dyslipidemia
o  Hypertriglyceridemia
o  Hypercholesterolemia
o  Obesity
o  Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
o  Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
o  Vitamin Deficiency
o  Thyroid
o  Pituitary
o  Adrenal
o  HDL
o  Parathyroid
o  Triglyceridemia 

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue 
o  Gout
o  Injuries
o  Osteoarthritis
o  Rheumatoid Arthritis
o  Fibromyalgia
o  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
o  Osteoporosis / Osteopenia
o  Systemic Sclerosis 

Nervous System
o  Alzheimer’s/Dementia
o  Epilepsy
o  Headaches
o  Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident
o  Transient Ischemic Attack
o  Memory
o  Seizure Disorders
o  Movement Disorders
o  Multiple Sclerosis
o  Neuropathy
o  Parkinson’s  

Ophthalmology
o  Retinopathies
o  Macular Degeneration
o  Dry Eye
o  Cataracts
o  Glaucoma
o  Vision 

Podiatry 
o  Tinea Pedis
o  Diabetic Foot Ulcer 

Psychiatric
o  Depression
o  Anxiety
o  Bipolar Disorder
o  Schizophrenia
o  Substance abuse
o  Insomnia
o  Tobacco Abuse
o  Attention Deficit Disorders

Pulmonary Disease
o  Asthma
o  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary 
o  Infections of Respiratory System
o  Obstructive Sleep Apnea
o  Pulmonary Hypertension
o  Bronchitis
o  Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Sleep Disorders
o  Insomnia
o  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Surgical
o  Angioplasty/Stent Placement
o  Device Implant/Explant
o  DVT Prevention
o  Coronary Stent Restenosis
o  Anastomosis
o  Post-Ileus
o  Post-Op Pain
o  Complicated Wound Prevention
o  Pain Prevention
o  Surgical Sealants 

Urology
o  Overactive Bladder
o  Urinary Incontinence
o  Urinary Retention
o  Urinary Tract Infection
o  Polycystic Kidney Disease

Vaccine
o  Avian Flu
o  Dengue Fever
o  HIV
o  Influenza
o  Small Pox
o  Pneumococcal 

Women’s Health
o  Birth Control
o  Low Libido
o  Overactive Bladder
o  Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder
o  Menstrual Migraine
o  HPV Testing
o  Hormone Replacement
o  Endometriosis

 

• 1500 sq ft 

• 5 exam rooms 
• Dedicated space for 2 monitors 
• Diagnostic lab
 

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• Refrigerated drug storage
• ECG machine
• Centrifuges (ambient)
• Freezer (-20 degree Celsius)
• Pulmonary Function Testing
• Drug storage (locked and temperature controlled)
• Lab drawing and processing equipment
• Calibrated weigh scales (analog and digital)
• Hemoglobin A1C Testing
• Cholestech screening
• X-ray on site
• Dexa scan on site
• High-speed internet

Jacksonville Population:
Land:
Female:
Caucasian:
African American:
Hispanic:
Asian:
Under 18: 
Over 65:
913,000; Metro Area: 1,200,000
774 square miles
52 %
62 %
30 %
9 %
5 %
23 %
13 %

Investigators & Staff



Westside Center for Clinical Research boasts some of the most experienced and successful investigators in the Encore Membership sites.  The clinical research staff is highly productive with experience in a range of studies from high-volume vaccine, cholesterol, obesity and hypertension studies, to complicated diabetes trials with challenging populations. 

•  H. Jackson Downey, MD, Medical Director - Family Medicine
•  Matthew Braddock, DO - Family Medicine
•  Emmanuel Miel, MD  - Family Medicine

•  Quincy Scarborough, MD - Family Medicine
•  Mark A. Stich, DO - Family Medicine

 

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•  2 Research Coordinators ( 2 CCRC/CCRP)

•  Research Assistants/Data Entry Staff

•  RN Recruitment Specialists

•  Registered Dietician

•  Laboratory Technician

•  Regulatory Document Specialists

•  Contracts Specialist

 
Coordinators:

•  Nalini Jones, CCRC                        (1998-present)
•  Crystal Brown, BS,CCRC                (2003-present)
•  Gabrielle Ras, RN, BSN                  (2012-present)

 

 

 

• H. Jackson Downey, MD - Medical Director 

• Nalini Jones, CCRC - Site Manager

Industry Relationships



As an Encore member site, our clinical staff benefits from central services that provide accurate and expedited regulatory start-up and support, alongside rapid contract execution.  Global recruitment plans include use of our state-of-the-art PatientFinder and Ask100Doctors technologies.

•  3M Company
•  Abbot Nutrition
•  Abbot Vascular
•  AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
•  Acambis
•  Acceleron
•  AcelRX
•  Acorda Therapeutics, Inc
•  Actavis, LLC
•  Actelion Pharm
•  Action Pharma A/S
•  ActivBiotics
•  Adare Pharmaceuticals
•  Aegerion
•  AGI Therapeutics
•  Agile Therapeutics
•  Ajinomoto Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Akcea Therapeutics
•  Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Akros Pharma Inc
•  Albiero Pharma
•  Alizyme Therapeutics Limited
•  Allelix Corp.
•  Allergan
•  Allon Therapeutics
•  Allos Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Alteon
•  Alza Corporation
•  AMAG Pharmaceuticals
•  Amarin Pharma Inc.
•  Amersham Healthcare
•  Amgen
•  AMIDE Pharm.
•  Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Amylin Pharmaceuticals
•  Anacor Pharmaceuticals
•  Andrx Laboratory
•  Anges Inc
•  Angiogenix
•  Angiotech
•  AR Scientific, Inc
•  Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
•  Arena Pharmaceuticals
•  Arete Therapeutics, Inc
•  Arisaph Pharaceuticals, Inc.
•  Armetheon, Inc
•  Aryx Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Astellas Pharma Global Development
•  AstraZeneca
•  AtheroGenics, Inc
•  Autoimmune
•  AVENTIS
•  Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
•  Baxter Healthcare Corporation
•  Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
•  Berlex Inc.
•  Bertek Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
•  bioCSL PTY LTD (Seqirus)
•  Biogen Idec MA Inc.
•  BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc
•  BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Biovail Laboratories
•  Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
•  Bristol-Myers Squibb
•  British Biotech
•  Cadence Pharmaceuticals
•  CardioDx, Inc
•  Cardiokine
•  Cardiorentis Ltd
•  Celgene
•  Celladon Corporation
•  CENTEON

•  Centocor
•  Cephalon
•  Cerenis Therapeutics
•  Cipher Pharmaceuticals Ltd
•  Clarus Therapeutics, Inc
•  Cogenesys
•  Cogentus Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Conjuchem
•  Cordis
•  Corthera Inc
•  COUR Pharmaceuticals
•  Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  CV Therapeutics
•  CVRx
•  Cytokinetics Inc
•  Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development
•  DepoMed
•  Derma Sciences, Inc.
•  Discovery Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Ltd.
•  DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company
•  Egalet LTD
•  EISAI Medical Research Inc
•  ELAN
•  Elcelyx Therapeutics
•  Eli-Lilly
•  Emisphere Technologies Inc
•  Endo Pharmaceuticals
•  EPIX Medical, Inc.
•  Esperion Therapeutics Inc
•  Essentialis, Inc
•  ETHICON Inc.
•  EVOKE PHARMA
•  Ferrer Internacional, S.A.
•  Ferring Pharma
•  FlowMedic
•  Forest Research Institute
•  Forum Pharmaceuticals
•  FoxHollow Technologies
•  Furiex Pharmaceuticals
•  G.D. Searle & Co.
•  Galen Holding
•  GE Healthcare
•  Gelesis, Inc.
•  Gemphire Therapeutics Inc.
•  Genentech, Inc
•  Genfit (GNFT)
•  Genkyotex Innovation SAS
•  Gilead Sciences, Inc
•  GlaxoSmithKline
•  Glenmark Generics Ltd
•  GOC Geriatric Oncology Consortium
•  Guidant Corporation
•  Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
•  Hellsinn Therapeutics
•  Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc.
•  Hoffmann-La Roche
•  HORIZON THERAPEUTICS
•  IDEC
•  Ikonisys Incorporated
•  Immunex
•  Inhibitex
•  Innoc
•  Innocoll Technologies, Ltd
•  Innovative Medical Concepts
•  InSite Vision (ISV)
•  Insmed
•  Instituto Grifols, S.A.
•  Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•  InterMune
•  Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

•  ISIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
•  Janssen Research & Development, LLC
•  Javelin Pharmaceuticals
•  JDP Therapeutics
•  Johnson & Johnson
•  King Pharmaceuticals
•  Knoll Pharmaceuticals
•  KOS Pharmaceuticals
•  Kowa Research Institute Inc
•  Labrys Biologics, Inc
•  Lantibo Pharmaceuticals
•  Logical Therepeutics Inc.
•  Lorex, Inc
•  Luitpold Pharmaceuticals
•  Marinus Pharmaceuticals
•  Maruho North America Inc.
•  MC2 Therapeutics
•  MedImmune, LLC
•  Medtronics
•  Menarini Ricerche
•  Merck & Company, Inc.
•  Merck KGaA
•  Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc
•  Mitsubishi-Tanabe Pharma Corporation
•  Molecular Insight Pharmceutical
•  Molecular Research Center, Inc
•  Mylan Bertek
•  Myogen Inc
•  Myokardia
•  Nabriva Therapeutics
•  NeoMend, Inc.
•  Nephron
•  Neurocrine Bioscience
•  NexBio Inc
•  Next Science
•  Nicox
•  Nile Therapeutics, Inc
•  Nissan Chemical Industries LTD.
•  Novartis
•  Novo Nordisk Pharm.
•  Octeta Therapeutics
•  Ocular Technologies SARL
•  Ogeda SA
•  OmegaD LLC
•  Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•  Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Organon
•  Ortho Biotech
•  Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
•  Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Otsuka
•  Parke-Davis
•  Peninsula Pharm
•  Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals
•  Pfizer
•  Pharmacia-Upjohn
•  Pharmacopeia Inc
•  haseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc
•  Phenomix Corporation
•  Point Therapeutics
•  Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  POZEN inc.
•  Procter & Gamble
•  Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Promius Pharma
•  Protein Sciences
•  Protein Sciences Corporation
•  Purdue Pharma
•  Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  QuatRx Pharmaceuticals
•  Quest Diagnostics, Inc
•  QUEST MEDICAL Ltd

•  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Reliant Pharmaceuticals
•  Restoragen, Inc.
•  Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
•  Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
•  Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Roche
•  RTI Surgical
•  RW Johnson
•  Sage Therapeutics
•  Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Samumed, LLC
•  Sankyo Pharma
•  Sanofi Aventis
•  Sanofi Pasteur Inc
•  Schering-Plough
•  Sciele Pharma Inc.
•  Scios, Inc.
•  Searle
•  Seikagaku Corporation
•  Sensible Medical Innovations Ltd
•  Sepracor
•  Seres Therapeutics
•  Serono Inc
•  Shionogi Inc.
•  Shire Laboratories
•  Shire ViroPharma, Incorporated
•  Sigma Tau
•  Sirion therapeutics
•  SkyePharma Inc.
•  SmithKline Beecham Pharm.
•  Solvay Pharmaceuticals
•  Sorin Group USA, Inc
•  Strakan Pharmaceuticals
•  Sucampo
•  Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd.
•  Surface Logix, Inc.
•  Suven Life Science Ltd
•  Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Takeda Global Research & Development Ctr, Inc.
•  Tap Holdings, Inc.
•  Targanta Therapeutics Corp
•  Tasly Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Telik
•  Tetherex Pharmaceuticals Corporation
•  Teva Pharmaceuticals
•  The Medicine Company
•  TherapeuticsMD
•  Theravance Biopharma R&D, Inc
•  Thrasos Innovation, Inc
•  Tolmar Inc.
•  Toray
•  Toyama Chemical Co., LTD
•  Tranzyme Pharma
•  Trygg Pharma Inc.
•  UCB Pharma
•  United Therapeutics Corporation
•  Universal Biosensors Pty Ltd
•  University of Oxford
•  Urovant
•  Valentis Pharmaceuticals
•  Velicept Therapeutics
•  Velocimed
•  Ventrus Biosciences
•  Vivus Inc
•  vTv Therapeutics, LLC
•  W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
•  Warner Chilcott
•  Watson Laboratories, Inc.
•  Wyeth-Ayerst Research
•  Xanodyne
•  XBiotech USA, Inc
•  Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•  Zeneca
•  Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd


  • Appian Research
  • Aryx Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Beardsworth
  • BioClin
  • C5 Research
  • Camargo
  • Catalyst Pharmaceutical Research
  • Centrical Global
  • Certus International
  • CFS Clinical
  • Chiltern International
  • Chrysalis
  • Clinical Research Management Group
  • Clinimetrics
  • Cliniplace
  • ClinTrials Research
  • Colorado Prevention Center
  • Covalent Group
  • Covance
  • CTI
  • Cubist
  • Curem Research
  • DP Clinical Associates Inc.
  • DPS Clinical Research
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Encorium
  • Exceleron
  • F.A.C.T.
  • Global IQ
  • Henry Ford Coordinating Center
  • i3 Research
  • IBAH
  • ICON
  • INC Research
  • Inclin
  • Ingenix
  • Innovex
  • Integrated Research
  • Integrium
  • International HealthCare
  • inVentiv Health
  • Inveresk Research
  • K FORCE
  • Kendle
  • Kern-Mc Neill
  • LBR Regulatory
  • LINBERRY
  • McLaughlin Associates
  • MDS Pharma
  • Med Trials, Inc.
  • Medifacts
  • Medpace
  • MedSource
  • MHICC
  • MIMC
  • Monitoring Force USA, Inc.
  • MRS
  • MTRA
  • NCGS
  • Novella Clinical
  • Oculos Clinical Research
  • Omnicare Clinical Research
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • PAREXEL
  • Peachtree Clinical Research
  • Pharmalink
  • PharmaNet Inc.
  • Pharmaseek
  • Phoenix International
  • PPD Development
  • PRA Health Sciences
  • Premier Research
  • PRoTrials Research, Inc.
  • PSI CRO AG
  • Radiant Research
  • Research Pharma Services
  • Rx Development Services
  • SCIREX
  • Statprobe
  • Symbio, LLC
  • Synteract, Inc.
  • Target Research Associates
  • The Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Theorem Clinical Research, Inc.
  • Theradex
  • TIMI
  • Topstone Research
  • Trial Runners
  • Trialynx
  • United BioSource Corporation
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials (WWCT)

“It is a pleasure to work with such excellent professionals." -  Regional CRA

 

“Study coordinator is doing a great job.  She was able to devote time to ensure all data needed for the interim analysis was addressed. ” - Regional CRA

 

 

Map & Metrics



Our site is conveniently located about 20 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport. Feel free to "Contact Us" for additional information regarding hotel and airport options. 

Using standardized processes, our regulatory and contract staff consistently meet or exceed industry standards for completion of regulatory documents and contract execution.  For the past five years since 2007, regulatory has averaged 27 days from receipt to IRB approval and contracts have averaged 33 days from receipt to full execution.

Feasibility Tool / Patient Finder



We perform feasibility assessments using real de-identified patient data from our database of potential research subjects.   Please "contact us" for additional information.

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