16176 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34601
Site Director: Jennifer Griffith
Hours of Operation: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Principal Investigator: Kelli Maw, MD, MPH is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Maw has more than 20 years’ experience in family medicine, public health, and epidemiology. She holds a master’s degree in public health, and is a graduate of Columbia University in New York and the Institute of Medicine in Yangon, Myanmar. She has been a principal investigator with Meridien Research since 2013 and has conducted more than 50 studies of weight loss, nutrition, gout, IBS, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular issues, cholesterol, pain disorders and diabetes.
James Andersen, MD – board certified Family Practice
Ganesh Chari, MD – board certified Neurology
Damodar Kanuri, MD – board certified Gastroenterology
Oliver Reed, MD – board certified Dermatologist
John C. Coppedge, OD — board certified Optometrist
Leonard R. Cacioppo, MS — board certified Ophthalmology
Rater Experience: Certified raters have extensive experience with Ham-D-17, Ham-A, MADRS, MINI, DSM-IV, C-SSRS, COWS, OOWS, Serotonin Toxicity Scale, YMRS, CGI-I, CGI-S, CIBIC, CSDD, MHIS, ADAS-Cog, ADAS-CGIC, ADCS-ADL, FAQ, MAC-Q, QoL-AD, RUD-Lite, MMSE, CANTAB, SIB, WMS-R, WASI, CDR-SB, ZBI, Cognitive Test Battery (computer base), Psychologix computer testing, NPI, SCID and Net-Met batteries.
Research Training: All site staff has received the following training: OSHA, IATA, CPR, IVRS, SAE, ICH, and GCP. Coordinators are experienced with EDC programs: Phase Forward, RAMOS, INET, IMPALA, iMedidata, RAVE, DataLabs, Trial Master, In-Form and sponsor specific programs.
Recruitment Performance: Meridien Research meets or exceeds enrollment goals for the majority of trials. Statistics on screen-failure rates, retention rates and enrollment to goal rates available upon request. Patient recruitment is accomplished primarily through database, print media, radio, website, television, social media, networking, community outreach and subject referrals.
Therapeutic Expertise: CNS/Psychiatry/Neurology/ General Medicine/Gynecology/Gastrointestinal/Endocrine/Sexual Dysfunction/Dermatology/Nutrition/Weight Loss/Pain/Cardiovascular Risk
Facilities & Equipment:
• 3300 square feet of dedicated research center/2 exam rooms
• -70° degree freezer
• -20° degree freezer
• Refrigerator in lab area
• Ambient & Refrigerated Centrifuges
• Interpretive ECG machine
• Dedicated monitoring spaces with phone lines, high speed wireless internet access
• CT/MRI scan, PET scans, lumbar punctures, mammograms, opthalmology, endoscopy, with immediate scheduling at hospital, Endoscopy Center, and outpatient radiology center
• Echocardiograms performed by outside company on site
• Central locked temperature controlled drug storage area that includes refrigerator for IP storage with a double-locked, temperature-controlled storage area for controlled substances.
• Central security system
• On site laboratory – Waived CLIA
• T1 internet access/wireless internet throughout the office
Staff: Site director, regulatory specialist, recruitment specialist, 4 FT research coordinators, lab coordinator and front desk coordinator.
The Brooksville site is located in the Spring Hill/Brooksville area in Hernando County. The office is located on Route 50 (Cortez Boulevard) one mile east of the Suncoast Parkway (Toll Road 589), approximately 45 minutes from the Tampa International Airport.