2300 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 230
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: 407-644-1165
Fax: 407-647-8103

Site Director:
Ginny McClanahan, RN, MS

Hours of Operation:
8 am to 6 pm

Principal Investigators:
Andrea Marraffino, PhD completed her doctorate at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a Ph.D. in Allied Health with a specialty in Rehabilitation Counseling. She has been with Meridien Research since 2013.  Indications include: ADHD, Alzheimer’s disorder, anxiety, autism spectrum, binge eating disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

Eva-Maria Heurich, DO, FAAFP has more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and has been a Principal Investigator since 2000 and recently became a Certified Principal Investigator. She has conducted almost 200 studies in indications including osteoarthritis, pain management, diabetes and mental health. Dr. Heurich went to school at the State University of New York – Binghamton and received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury. She is the President of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) District 3. She has been with Meridien Research since 2016.

Rater Experience:
Certified raters have extensive experience with MINI, SCID, PANSS, MCCB, C-SSRS, Ham-D, Ham-A, MADRS, YMRS, K-SADS, CIBIC, ADAS, CDR, EDSS, and many other assessments.

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, Oracle, In-Form, iMedidata 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, outreach, online advertising, social media, print, radio and television.

Therapeutic Expertise:
CNS/Mental Health/Neurology/General Medicine

Facilities & Equipment:

  • 6,244 square feet of dedicated outpatient research space located in a professional office complex
  • Partnerships with: local sleep lab, neuroimaging center, and ophthalmology clinic
  • 2 fully equipped outpatient exam rooms
  • On site laboratories – Waived CLIA
  • -20 degree freezers
  • -70 degree freezers
  • Interpretive ECG machines
  • Central security systems
  • Central locked, temperature controlled drug storage areas
  • Dedicated monitoring space with Wifi
  • DSL/wireless internet throughout the office

Site director, four principal/sub-investigators, regulatory specialist, recruitment specialist, outreach manager, three FT research coordinators, lab coordinator, front desk coordinator and research assistants/data entry coordinators.

Location Directions:
The Maitland site is located off I-4, Exit #60 near Lake Destiny  and convenient for study subjects from Orlando, Altamonte, Winter Park and Apopka. The Maitland site is 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport.