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Meridian Clinical Research Acquires Regional Clinical Research of New York

Meridian Clinical Research, LLC, based in Omaha, NE, has acquired the assets and operations of Regional Clinical Research, Inc., expanding its North American footprint to more than 20 investigative sites. Regional was established in 1993 by Bruce Bowling, MD, and Victor Elinoff, MD, and operates four research sites in the southern tier of New … Read more

Bounphone “Willow” Chanthavong, MPH, CCRC is the 2019 PharmaTimes Clinical Research Coordinator of the Year

Bounphone Chanthavong (Willow), MPH, CCRC, is your 2019 PharmaTimes Clinical Research Coordinator of the Year! Willow is a research coordinator at Meridian’s neurology site in Savannah, Ga., and won the award on May 4, 2019, after a three-stage competition involving an initial online test, a written essay challenge, and an in-person presentation in Boston. … Read more

Platinum Research Network Recognized at the Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards

Platinum Research Network was named highly commended for the Best Clinical Site or Network category at the 2018/2019 Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards. The award recognizes investigative site networks that support diverse clinical trials for vaccines, introduce novel services to improve performance, achieve rapid enrollment, and uphold high subject retention. — Meridian Clinical Research … Read more

Savannah Plastic Surgery Partners With Meridian Clinical Research, Creates New Clinical Trial Opportunities in Savannah

Meridian Clinical Research and Savannah Plastic Surgery are partnering to conduct clinical trials in Savannah, Ga. Dr. Luke Curtsinger and Dr. Matthew McLeod at Savannah Plastic Surgery will serve as principal investigators and lead the conduct of research studies for novel surgical approaches, pharmaceutical products, and medical devices. “Clinical research makes progress possible,” said … Read more

Willow Chanthavong, MPH, CCRC, Nominated for Clinical Researcher of the Year

Savannah, Ga., April, 2, 2019 — Bounphone “Willow” Chanthavong, MPH, CCRC, director and research coordinator at Meridian’s neurology site in Savannah, Ga., was selected as a finalist for the PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year — The Americas 2019. The finals are the third stage of a competition that welcomes the highest scoring candidates … Read more

Ingrid Loma-Miller, MD, Selected to Serve on National Medical Advisory Committee for National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Norfolk, Va., March, 4, 2019 — Ingrid Loma-Miller, MD, has been selected to serve on the National Medical Advisory Committee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). She is a principal investigator at Meridian Clinical Research, and is a physician at Neurology Specialists, a division of Neurology Consultants of Tidewater, PLLC in Norfolk, Va. … Read more

Keith Vrbicky, MD, Named Faith Regional’s 2018 Physician of the Year

Congratulations to Keith Vrbicky, MD! He was named Faith Regional’s 2018 Physician of the Year. Charles Harper, MD, a Meridian principal investigator, was also recognized for 10 years of service at Faith Regional. Read the full announcement here.

Recap: Meridian Good Deeds Day 2018

For 2018’s Good Deeds Day, employees at each Meridian site were given a cash stipend and a simple instruction: Go into your community and make a difference. We were blown away by the thoughtfulness with which each Meridian site chose to donate to the community, support local charities, or perform small acts of kindness. … Read more

Positive Results Announced for Phase III Clinical Trial of Evofem Hormone-Free Birth Control Product; Meridian Site Involved

Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) (“Evofem” or the “Company”) today announced that its Phase 3 clinical trial of Amphora® for the prevention of pregnancy, AMPOWER, successfully met its primary endpoint. AMPOWER assessed the efficacy, safety and subject satisfaction with Amphora in approximately 1,400 healthy women aged 18-35 years at 112 centers in the U.S. … Read more

Michael Hemphill, MD, Receives Health Professional Impact Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Savannah, Ga., December 10, 2018 — Michael Hemphill, MD, has received the 2018 Health Professional Impact Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). He is a principal investigator at Meridian Clinical Research, and has been a physician at Savannah Neurology Specialists in Savannah, Ga., since 1981. The NMSS Health Professional Impact Award honors … Read more

Meridian to Celebrate Annual ‘Good Deeds Day’ by Giving Back to Several Communities

Omaha, Neb., December 3, 2018 — Throughout the week of December 3-7, each Meridian Clinical Research location will celebrate a Good Deeds Day. This year’s activities will be held across all of Meridian’s 15 U.S. research sites, four remote offices, two call centers, and corporate office. For Good Deeds Day, employees at each Meridian … Read more

Brandon Essink, MD, to Lead a Roundtable Discussion at World Vaccine Congress in Lisbon, Portugal

Omaha, Neb., October 24, 2018 — Meridian Clinical Research will attend the 19th World Vaccine Congress (WVC) in Lisbon, Portugal from October 29 to 31. As a leading investigative site network for vaccines and infectious diseases, Meridian will have several representatives at the conference.

Meridian Helps Raise Almost $20,000 in First MDA Golf Classic

Meridian recently sponsored its first golf event with Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at the Tiburon Golf Club in Omaha, NE. The event raised almost $20,000 to support future research and MDA Summer Camp. Thank you to everyone who participated — see you next year! The second MDA Golf Classic sponsored by Meridian is scheduled … Read more

Meridian Named an SCRS Global Summit Site Tank Finalist

Ellicott City, MD, September 25, 2018 – Today the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) announced the finalists for the 2018 Site Tank. Site Tank™ is a competition for sites to submit their innovative technology ideas that would enhance, empower and improve clinical research operations and transform business models. Congratulations to the 2018 finalists: Amici Clinical … Read more

Eight Meridian Investigators Voted ‘Best of Savannah’ by Savannah Magazine Readers

SAVANNAH, GA. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 — Seven physicians and one physician assistant that serve as principal investigators for Meridian Clinical Research have won a ‘Best of Savannah Doctors 2018’ award. The award winners were determined by reader votes and are featured in the September/October issue of Savannah Magazine.

Meridian Principal Investigator Corinne Howington, MD, Conducted Research for Acne Product That Receives FDA Clearance

Sebacia, Inc., a privately held, commercial stage dermatology and aesthetics company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for its lead product, Sebacia Microparticles. This significant achievement is a milestone in the treatment of acne and follows the company’s completion of its pivotal study, which clearly demonstrated clinical … Read more

Results From Meridian Clinical Research Studies Featured in Prestigious Publications and Academic Presentations

OMAHA, NEB., NORFOLK, NEB., AND SAVANNAH, GA. (PRWEB LINK) AUGUST 16, 2018 Results from clinical trials performed at Meridian Clinical Research sites in Norfolk, Neb., Omaha, Neb., and Savannah, Ga., were recently published in two prestigious medical journals. Dr. Brandon Essink, Meridian’s medical director and principal investigator, co-authored an article published in Vaccine. Dr. Essink led a study … Read more

Dr. Brandon Essink Co-Authors Article Published in the Journal, Vaccine

Meridian Medical Director and Principal Investigator Dr. Brandon Essink co-authored an article recently published in the prestigious journal, Vaccine. A successful meningococcal disease vaccine trial led to this publication, which you can read now at: https://lnkd.in/dGCjtRH Title: Breadth of Coverage Against a Panel of 110 Invasive Disease Isolates, Immunogenicity and Safety for 2 and … Read more

Meridian Clinical Research Holds Fourth Annual Physician Training Meeting

Meridian Clinical Research held its largest ever Annual Physician Training Meeting July 12-14, 2018 in Cancun, Mexico. More than 150 attended the event, including 50 principal investigators and sub-investigators. Physicians from all 18 Meridian sites attended, along with representatives from each of Platinum Research Network’s seven companies. “It provides us an opportunity to share … Read more

2018 Muscle Walk of Omaha to be Presented by Meridian Clinical Research

Omaha, Neb., April 18, 2018 — This year’s Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Muscle Walk of Omaha is scheduled for May 5 at Miller’s Landing Rivers Edge State Park beginning at 9 a.m. Meridian Clinical Research is presenting sponsor and is matching every donation to the Muscle Walk up to a total of $7,500, until … Read more

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