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MDA Omaha Golf Classic Led by Meridian Will Raise $175k+ for Muscular Dystrophy Research

The fifth annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of Omaha Golf Classic, sponsored by Meridian Clinical Research, is returning to Tiburon Golf Club on September 14. This year’s sold-out event will raise over $175,000 for the MDA Nebraska Summer Camp and congenital muscular dystrophy research. Businesses from the greater Omaha community and surrounding areas have helped the event grow year-over-year. Since the inaugural MDA Omaha Golf Classic in 2018 Meridian has led the event to raise more than $275,000 for the MDA. In its first year the event raised … Read more

Meridian Partners with Pioneer Heart Institute to Conduct Cardiovascular Clinical Trials in Lincoln

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading multi-specialty investigative research site network, has partnered with Pioneer Heart Institute, a premier provider of comprehensive cardiac and vascular care in Lincoln, NE. The research site will be located within the Lincoln Pioneer Heart Institute clinic at 6940 Van Dorn St, Ste 201, Lincoln, NE, 68506. The following cardiologists at Pioneer Heart will serve as principal investigators at Meridian: Steve Martin, MD, FACC Gina Mentzer, MD, FACC, FHFSA Douglas Netz, MD, FACC Denes Korpas, MD, FACC As principal investigators, the physicians will oversee … Read more

Meridian Clinical Research Ranks 745 on the Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

Inc. magazine ranked Meridian Clinical Research 745 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 36 sites nationwide. This is Meridian’s third consecutive ranking on the magazine’s list. The company ranked 1,145 in 2021, and 2,938 in 2020. Nicole Osborn, Founder and CEO of Meridian, said the ranking is a significant milestone for the company, which now includes more than 600 employees. “The ranking showcases the incredible growth Meridian … Read more

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 network, which has grown to 35 sites. Dr. Essink has served as a Meridian Principal Investigator since 2003. Throughout this tenure, he has become a renowned investigator for pioneering vaccine research programs. In 2020, … 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, Cincinnati, OH 45205) and Colerain (6831 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45239). The company is well-known for designing and conducting studies to gather meaningful and accurate data and consumer feedback. North Cliff has long provided … 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, is President Kathy Stoddard RN, CCRC, is Chief Operating Officer Andrew Kimball is Chief Commercial Officer Stephanie Anderson is Chief People Officer Beau Garland is Chief Technology Officer Wes Bonner is Chief Relationship Officer … 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 Neurology’s distinguished physicians — including Kenneth Carnes, MD, PhD, A. Thomas Perkins IV, MD, PhD, Bradley Robottom, MD, and John Scagnelli, MD — will serve as principal investigators, overseeing clinical trials for investigational products … 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, Overland Park, KS 66210. The following physicians will serve as principal investigators to oversee clinical trials for investigational products intended to help treat allergies, asthma, and related conditions. Mark R. Neustrom, DO Derrick R. … Read more

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 research site that has proven its commitment to effective patient engagement by understanding clinical research from the patient perspective. Through the consideration of patient insights, the recipient of this award works tirelessly to produce … Read more