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

August 6, 2018

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 3 Doses of an Investigational MenABCWY Vaccine in US Adolescents – Results From a Randomized, Controlled, Observer-Blind Phase II Study

Meridian Clinical Research Holds Fourth Annual Physician Training Meeting

July 31, 2018

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 with investigators how we are preparing for, and shaping the future of clinical research,” said Greg Adams, director clinical management at Pfizer. Adams, who spoke and fielded questions at the event, also said the meeting served as a platform to share expectations and explore ideas for … Read more

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

April 19, 2018

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 April 23. To register or donate, visit Meridian’s page on the MDA website. The MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and related diseases that take away … Read more

Meridian Founder and CEO Nicole Osborn Appointed to SCRS Leadership Council

March 27, 2018

Omaha, Neb., March 27, 2018 —  The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) named Nicole Osborn, founder and CEO of Meridian Clinical Research, to its Leadership Council. As an experienced and committed executive of the research industry, Osborn will provide strategic guidance, policy decisions, and oversight for SCRS. “We’re excited to welcome Nikki Osborn to our Leadership Council,” said SCRS president Christine Pierre. “Her decades of successful site management and entrepreneurship will be of tremendous value to the SCRS Leadership Council and our members.” “SCRS is a global organization that unifies the voice of the clinical research site community to create … Read more

The Dermatology Clinic in Baton Rouge, LA Partners With Meridian

March 2, 2018

From the Physicians at The Dermatology Clinic: At The Dermatology Clinic, our goal is to provide the best possible care for patients. Sometimes it’s as easy as writing a prescription or giving a shot — other times the best treatment is still in development. That is why clinical studies are so important. Without clinical studies, it would be impossible to develop new medicines and cures. Clinical studies offer more care options for our patients suffering from common, unique, and rare health conditions. This is especially helpful for patients who struggle to find effective therapies currently on the market. In short, … Read more

Meridian Helps Norfolk Connect With National RSV Study

September 28, 2017

Krystal Preister of Norfolk knows the importance of protecting a child from harmful diseases early in life, as well as the risk of delivering a baby during RSV virus season. That’s why the mother and obstetrics nurse at Faith Regional Health Services’ women’s health department didn’t hesitate to join what was known as a “respiratory syncytial virus F vaccine trial” when she learned Midwest Health Partners of Norfolk was participating in the research. Preister became involved while pregnant with her youngest son, Myles, who was born in January 2016. Preister said she believes she received the vaccine in December 2015 … Read more

Innovative Strategy to Increase Opportunity for the Traditional Research Site

January 25, 2016

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016 The Pulse on Site Success by Jeffrey Adelglass The individuals responsible for management, growth and development of clinical research sites are entrepreneurs. There is definitely evidence of expanded strategic development of innovative and entrepreneurial methods to garner new revenue, patient recruitment opportunities and visibility for the traditional, free standing clinical research site. Some recent examples include the addition of a medical spa facility at the Meridian Research site in Omaha, Nebraska. Nikki Osborne, CEO of Meridian, initiated a business expansion in 2012 to allow for a potential crossover of patients taking part in spa services and interesting … Read more

Greater Gift Initiative, Inc. Announces Partnership with Meridian

May 31, 2013

The Greater Gift Initiative, Inc., a Winston-Salem, NC-based not-for-profit organization announces its partnership with Meridian Clinical Research,LLC, a clinical site network comprised of four independent clinical research locations in Bellevue, NE, Dakota Dunes, SD, Omaha, NE and Savannah, GA. Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 — The Greater Gift Initiative, Inc. has added Meridian Clinical Research to its growing list of site network partners. The Greater Gift Initiative (GGI) honors clinical trial volunteers who make the advancement of medicine possible by gifting one vaccine to one child each time one clinical trial volunteer makes the important decision to participate in a clinical … Read more

Laura Falcone Recognized as a Top US Clinical Researcher

November 9, 2012

Winners of the prestigious PharmaTimes US Clinical Researcher of the Year competition were announced last night at an awards ceremony hosted by competition partners SAS at their global headquarters in North Carolina. Finalists from 15 companies including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, INC Research, Parexel, PharmaNet/i3, PPD, PRA International, and Shire competed head-to-head for the titles of Study Nurse of the Year, New CRA of the Year, Experienced CRA of the Year, Project Manager of the Year, Clinical Team of the Year, and overall Clinical Company of the Year. Laura Falcone of Meridian Clinical Research was named Study Nurse of the Year while … Read more

Meridian Opens Dakota Dunes Location

February 20, 2011

DAKOTA DUNES – Omaha-based Meridian Clinical Research, LLC opened an independent research site in Dakota Dunes in August. Meridian, a group of medical professionals dedicated to the advancement of clinical research, was founded 12 years ago. The 2,000 square-foot Dakota Dunes office, 330 Dakota Dunes Boulevard Suite 400, is the group’s second research site and employs five people.  “We’re just essentially set up like a doctor’s office,” Director Amy Workman said. “We have exam rooms and a lab.” Meridian’s research programs are open to patients interested in gaining access to new drug treatments or participating in clinical trials. Workman said … Read more