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Meridian Clinical Research Appoints Chief Medical Officer, Adds New Medical Director

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research site network, has promoted Brandon Essink, MD, CPI, to Chief Medical Officer, and Shishir Khetan, MD, to Medical Director. Both physicians will continue to serve as Principal Investigators for clinical trials at Meridian. The doctors will support new and existing principal investigators across Meridian’s therapeutically diverse … Read more

Meridian Acquires North Cliff Consultants, Expands Consumer Product Testing Services

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research site network, has acquired North Cliff Consultants, a leader in contract testing services for consumer product manufacturers and retailers. North Cliff, which has been in business for more than 35 years, has two sites within the Greater Cincinnati area, including West Price Hill (3747 Warsaw Ave, … Read more

Meridian Promotes Several to Leadership Team, Adds Key Executives With Extensive Clinical Development Expertise

May 5, 2022; Omaha, NE — Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research site network, has promoted several employees to its leadership team and hired Marty Anderson as Chief Strategy Officer, and Michelle Rule as Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations. The following members of Meridian’s leadership team have been promoted: Laura Falcone, APRN, … Read more

Meridian Partners with Raleigh Neurology Associates to Open Clinical Research Site

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research site network, has partnered with Raleigh Neurology Associates, PA, a premier provider of neurological care that has served the Triangle area for almost 40 years. The research site will be located within the Raleigh Neurology clinic at 1520 Sunday Drive, Suite 301, Raleigh, NC 27607. Raleigh … Read more

Meridian Partners with Kansas City Allergy & Asthma to Open Clinical Research Site

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research site network, has partnered with Kansas City Allergy & Asthma (KCAA), a premier provider of allergy and asthma care that has served the region for more than 40 years. The research site will be located within KCAA’s Overland Park clinic at 8675 College Blvd, Suite 200, … Read more

Meridian Enrolls First Participant in Moderna’s Phase 1 Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine (mRNA-1189) Trial

Meridian Randomizes First Participant in Moderna’s Phase 1 Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine Trial Brandon Essink, MD, CPI, is overseeing the Phase 1 Epstein-Barr virus vaccine (mRNA-1189) trial at Meridian’s dedicated research center in Omaha, NE

Meridian enrolled the first participant in Moderna’s Phase 1 clinical trial for an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) vaccine candidate (mRNA-1189). Congratulations to Moderna, and to Brandon Essink, MD, CPI, and our team in Omaha, Nebraska! Read the Moderna press release >

Meridian Clinical Research Wins Inaugural Excellence in Patient Centricity Award

Meridian Wins Excellence in Patient Centricity Award

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research site network, won the first ever Excellence in Patient Centricity Award from the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS). The award was presented to Meridian at the 2021 Global Site Solutions Summit in Hollywood, FL. Sponsored by Sanofi, the award was created to, “Celebrate a clinical … Read more

Meridian Clinical Research Opens Pediatric Site in Charleston, SC

Neigbors Pediatrics Site Opening

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research network, has opened a new site in Charleston, SC. Meridian is partnering with Neighbors Pediatrics, an organization providing quality medical care to children of all ages. The research site is located at 1871 Savage Rd., Charleston, SC 29407. Todd R. Vasko, MD, Philip J. McGaha, MD, … Read more

Meridian Ranks 1,145 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List

Meridian is 11456 on the 2021 Inc 5000 List

Inc. magazine ranked Meridian Clinical Research as 1,145 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Headquartered in Omaha, NE, Meridian is a multi-specialty site network with 29 sites nationwide. The company’s ranking reflects growth from 2017 to 2020. Since 2020, Meridian has enrolled more than … Read more

Meridian Clinical Research Opens Family Medicine Site in Portsmouth, VA

Meridian Opens Site in Portsmouth, VA

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research network, has opened a new site in Portsmouth, VA. Meridian is partnering with Churchland Family Medicine, an organization providing medical care to all ages since 1987. The research site is located at 3235 Academy Ave., Suite 101, Portsmouth, VA, 23703. Frederick C. Crum, MD and Banu … Read more

Meridian Clinical Research Acquires Sterling Research Group of Cincinnati, Ohio

Meridian Acquires Sterling

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research network, has acquired the assets and operations of Sterling Research Group. The acquisition includes Sterling’s three sites in Cincinnati, and expands Meridian’s footprint to 27 sites nationwide. Effective immediately, Meridian will operate Sterling’s sites at the following three locations: Auburn: 2230 Auburn Avenue, Level B, Cincinnati, … Read more

Michael Pierre Joins Meridian Clinical Research as Senior Director of Systems Management

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty site network, has hired Michael Pierre as Senior Director of Systems Management. At Meridian, Michael will manage the implementation of the company’s clinical trial management system (CTMS), as well as its eSource, eRegulatory, and eConsent technologies. He will help develop and uphold system practices and quality standards that … Read more

Meridian Becomes DoD Authorized SkillBridge Organization

Meridian is an Authorized SkillBridge Organization

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research network, is now an authorized SkillBridge organization. SkillBridge, a Department of Defense program, connects Service members with opportunities to gain civilian work experience through internships, apprenticeships, and specific industry training during the last 180 days of their service. “We’re honored to be part of SkillBridge and … Read more

Meridian Opens Family Practice Site in Lincoln, NE

Meridian opens new site in Lincoln, NE

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research network, has opened a new site in Lincoln, NE. Meridian is partnering with Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, an organization providing medical care and educational health services to Nebraskans since 1971. The research site will be located at 4600 Valley Rd., Lincoln, NE 68510. Jay Meyer, MD, … Read more

Meridian Clinical Research Opens Pediatric Site in Washington, DC

Spring Valley Pediatrics and Meridian are Partnering in Washington, DC

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research network, has opened a new site in Washington, DC. Meridian is partnering with Spring Valley Pediatrics, a renowned pediatric practice that has provided pediatric medical care in the Washington area since 1930. Joanna Sexter, MD, and Peter Warfield, MD, will serve as principal investigator to conduct … Read more

Meridian Clinical Research Opens Dedicated Research Center in Grand Island, NE

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research network, has opened a new standalone research site in Grand Island, NE. The site is located at 3537 West 13th Street, Suite 100, Grand Island, NE 68803. Local physicians, Adam Brosz, MD, and Erica Haake, MD, will continue to serve as principal investigators and oversee clinical … Read more

Michelle Hurst Joins Meridian Clinical Research as Director of Operational Project Management

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty site network, has hired Michelle Hurst as Director of Operational Project Management. In her role, Hurst will focus on optimizing performance and operational continuity across Meridian’s 23 sites. Before joining Meridian, Hurst was Director of Clinical Research at McKesson’s Intrafusion Research Network. At Intrafusion, Hurst developed and directed … Read more

A Year-End Letter to Meridian Clients and Partners

On behalf of the Meridian team, we want to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. We also want to thank you for an incredible year. 2020 began with great uncertainty. It ends with greater optimism. All at once, COVID-19 disrupted many ongoing trials while also thrusting clinical research and vaccine … Read more

Meridian Clinical Research Opens Dedicated Research Center in Sioux City, IA

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research network, has opened a dedicated research center at 4802 Sunnybrook Drive in Sioux City, IA. Since 2005, Meridian has conducted clinical trials at a site in Dakota Dunes, SD. All Dakota Dunes personnel and studies will be moved to the new site in Sioux City, where … Read more

Meridian Finishes Enrolling Participants for Moderna’s mRNA-1273 Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading investigative research network, has finished enrolling participants into Moderna’s Phase 3 clinical trial for mRNA-1273, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Today, Moderna reached its goal of 30,000 participants for the Phase 3 clinical trial. Meridian conducted the study at eight of its sites, and enrolled more than 2,750 participants into … Read more

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