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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 look forward to helping military personnel transition into positions at our sites nationwide,” said Stephanie Anderson, Meridian’s Vice President, Human Resources. “A regimented, detail-oriented approach is necessary for the highly-sensitive work we perform 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, will serve as principal investigator to conduct clinical trials related to general medicine and infectious diseases, including vaccine studies for people of all ages. Dr. Meyer specializes in emergency medicine and has been a … 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 clinical trials at the site, which is located at 4850 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20016. Under the oversight of Dr. Sexter and Dr. Warfild, the site will conduct studies related to … 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 trials at Meridian. Last year, Dr. Brosz oversaw COVID-19 vaccine studies at Meridian, and was a leading enroller for a Phase 3 study of one of the vaccines that has been granted emergency use … 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 the company’s multi-specialty clinical research management program for more than 40 sites, including neurology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, and dermatology practices. “I am honored to join Meridian, a team that maintains the highest standards of quality … 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 development into the public spotlight. During an adverse time, Meridian was fortunate to work with companies that rose to confront unprecedented challenges. Long hours, late nights, and lost sleep made progress possible. Meridian’s sites, investigators, … 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 David Ensz, MD, will continue to serve as the principal investigator for clinical trials. The move is a result of continued growth for the company, which was founded in 1999 and now operates at … 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 the trial. “We’re beyond grateful to every COVID-19 vaccine trial participant,” said Nicole Osborn, Founder and CEO of Meridian. “Many who have joined COVID-19 vaccine studies at Meridian are new to clinical research, and … Read more

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Officials Meet With Meridian Leaders to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials and Patient Recruitment

Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) visited with leaders from Meridian Clinical Research in Savannah, GA. Following a tour of Meridian’s internal medicine site in Savannah, the group held a roundtable to discuss Meridian’s patient recruitment efforts and the research the company has conducted for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. Attendees included: HHS Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary Rear Admiral Erica G. Schwartz, MD, JD, MPH, Deputy Surgeon General Ken Callahan, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Secretary Chris Kotwicki, Special Assistant, Office … Read more

Meridian Wins 2020 Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards for Best Clinical Trial Site and Best Clinical Trial Network

Meridian Clinical Research, a leading investigative research network, won the 2020 Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) award for Best Clinical Trial Site. Meridian is also the largest member of Platinum Research Network, which won the ViE award for Best Clinical Trial Network. “It’s incredible to earn these awards when vaccine trials are the industry’s priority and so visible in the public spotlight,” said Nicole Osborn, Meridian founder and CEO. “It reaffirms the quality of work our investigators and staff put forward every day, and the trust we’ve established with … Read more