Beaumont Business Center
5411 Beaumont Center Boulevard, Suite 760
Tampa, FL 33634
Phone: 813-877-8839
Fax: 813-873-2303

Site Director:
Jennifer McCaffrey

Hours of Operation:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Principal Investigator: 

Conrad O. Beckles, MS, LMHC, PhD received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science degree in Counseling & Psychology from Troy State University.  Dr. Beckles completed his doctorate at Barry University, earning a Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychology. Dr. Beckles is a Primary Investigator and a Sub-Investigator at Meridien’s Bradenton, Tampa and Lakeland locations.

Sub Investigators:
Natasha Wick, ARNP

Rater Experience:
Certified raters have extensive experience with Ham-D, Ham-A, MADRS, MINI, YMRS, CIBIC, ADAS, WMS-R, CDR, EDSS, 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, 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 and television and subject referrals.

Therapeutic Expertise:
CNS / Psychiatry / Neurology / General Medicine / Gynecology / Gastrointestinal / Endocrine / Sexual Dysfunction / Dermatology / Nutrition

Facilities & Equipment:

  • 5,500 square feet of dedicated research center/3 exam rooms
  • -20 degree freezer
  • -70 degree freezer
  • Interpretive ECG machine
  • Dedicated monitoring spaces with high-speed internet access
  • Back-up generator and dedicated AC unit for power and temperature control of drug storage area and -70 & -20 freezers
  • CT/MRI scan, mammograms, endoscopy, with immediate scheduling at hospital and outpatient radiology center
  • Echocardiograms performed by outside company on site
  • Central locked temperature controlled drug storage area
  • Central security system
  • On site laboratory – Waived CLIA
  • T 1 internet access/wireless internet throughout the office

Site director, regulatory specialist, recruitment specialist, 4 FT research coordinators, lab coordinator, front desk coordinator, data entry coordinator and research assistants.

Location Directions:
The Tampa site is located off Hillsborough Avenue and the Veteran’s Expressway, convenient for study subjects from North Tampa, South Tampa, Brandon and Lakeland. The Tampa site is 5 minutes from Tampa International Airport.