Welcome to River City Clinical Research


Clinical trials move medicine forward. Sponsors, such as pharmaceutical companies, governments and foundations fund medical research. Patients who participate in clinical research receive many advantages including treatment at no cost, access to expertise and resources such as expensive tests. Research volunteers shape the future and can have fun while helping others and themselves.

 

As a premier clinical research organization, we have conducted more than 2,500 clinical trials over 20 years and have worldwide recognition for providing patients access to cutting edge medical research. If you have a medical issue and want a research solution, or if you are a healthy volunteer, come visit our center and learn more. One of our experts will be happy to evaluate you.


Shape the Future

Clinical research is a process that gives back. Volunteers generate information that improves future health care outcomes for everyone.

Find relief with new treatments

Volunteers join research to seek relief from affliction and to better understand their conditions with support from our caring team.

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Study participants receive medical tests, services, counseling and treatment at no charge. These measures may be unavailable to the general public!


We do research in many areas


Herniated Disc (sciatica)

Herniated Lumbar Disc


Health insurance is not required to participate in our research studies.
Ask your doctor or contact our clinic for more information
(904) 861-3050 


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Walker Brock

Walker comes to River City from the West Coast. She is in love with her adopted kitten, Mia. Walker and her fiancé love to cook and find unique and delicious restaurants in Jacksonville – ask her for a recommendation! Walker enjoys yoga, bike rides, and plans to compete in a triathlon soon. She has been an RN since 2016 and joined our team from ICU nursing in May 2019.

Sonia Gerardo

Sonia has been employed with the Hospital Team TWICE! She started in 2000 and took a break in 2006 to raise her two young boys.  She missed us so much she returned in 2013 and has been keeping co-workers laughing with her fun personality ever since.  Sonia loves historical documentaries, reading, and cooking. Some fun facts about Sonia: she spent time in the Army and was one belt away from a black belt in karate earlier in her life.

Dalya Brice

Dalya has worked with RCCR since April 2018 as a Research Assistant and Phlebotomist. Outside of working full-time, Dalya is pursuing nursing school and stays active with her husband and two children. She loves spending time with her family, reading, shopping and painting. Dalya starts her day with coffee and loves a good Twix bar.

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COVID-19 Update

To our ENCORE Community,
 
ENCORE is taking the COVID-19 crisis seriously, in part by understanding that clinical trials will provide the only durable solution to this crisis and other afflictions facing our community and country.
 
All of our ENCORE sites are open for business for both patient and industry visits. We have added precautions to minimize the risk of virus transmission to patients and employees and to ensure that ongoing clinical trials are completed.
 
We have instituted more frequent and aggressive cleaning and infection control procedures. We also ask anyone with acute influenza-like symptoms or those who have been in close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 to reschedule after following the federal guidelines for 14-day self-isolation. In taking sensible precautions, we hope our patients and industry partners will feel comfortable that our ongoing operations don’t put our community at risk…only benefit it.
 
Analysis of Clinicaltrials.gov shows there are nearly 80 clinical trials worldwide for investigational new treatments and vaccines in development. About 15 of those have been expanded to take place in the United States, of which, we aim to take part.
 
Sincerely,
Michael Koren, MD, FACC, FAPCR, CPI
Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer


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