The River City Clinical Research site is embedded in a large medical office complex situated between a multi-specialty hospital and heart center.  Experienced investigators range from cardiovascular surgeons to family practitioners working in partnership to conduct both inpatient and outpatient studies.

Site Capabilities



River City Clinical Research  is located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville along the riverbank. The center is housed in a large medical complex surrounded by one of the largest hospitals in Jacksonville.  The RCCR site was established due to the strength and ability of the surgeons and hospitalists to work in harmony with the hospital departments and staff.   The team at RCCR now has the abillity to conduct both inpatient and outpatient trials in partnership with the physicians housed within the medical complex.  

Allergies 
o  Allergy
o  Drug Effects
o  Urticaria 

Blood Disorders
o  Anemias
o  Platelets
o  Polycythemia
o  Myelodysplasia
o  Clotting Disorders 

Cardiovascular
o  Arrhythmia
o  Coronary Disease
o  Acute Coronary Syndromes
o  Coronary Artery Bypass
o  Endocarditis
o  Valvular Heart Disease
o  Congestive Heart Failure
o  Hyponatremia
o  Peripheral Arterial Disease
o  Hypertension
o  Stroke / Cerebrovascular Accident
o  Other Cardiomyopathy  

Dermatology
o  Acne
o  Eczema
o  Nail Fungus Disorders
o  Psoriasis
o  Rosacea
o  Dermatitis

Digestive Disorders
o  Constipation
o  Crohn’s Disease
o  Diabetic Gastroparesis
o  Dyspepsia
o  Gastroesophageal Disorders
o  Peptic Ulcer Disease
o  Inflammatory Bowel Disease
o  Irritable Bowel Disease
o  Infections of the Digestive System
o  Hemorrhoids, Bariatric
o  Ulcerative Colitis
o  Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis
o  Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
o  Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
o  HIV
o  Tuberculosis
o  Sexually Transmitted Infections
o  Fungal Infections
o  Parasites
o  Bacterial Infections
o  Viral Infections
o  C. Difficile
o  Sepsis 

Men’s Health
o  Prostate disorders
o  Hypogonadism
o  Erectile Dysfunction
o  Sexuality
o  Penile Disorders
o  Disorders of the Testes
o  Low Libido
o  Low Testosterone

Metabolic/Endocrine
o  Dyslipidemia
o  Hypertriglyceridemia
o  Hypercholesterolemia
o  Obesity
o  Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
o  Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
o  Vitamin Deficiency
o  Thyroid
o  Pituitary
o  Adrenal
o  HDL
o  Parathyroid
o  Triglyceridemia 

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue 
o  Gout
o  Injuries
o  Osteoarthritis
o  Rheumatoid Arthritis
o  Fibromyalgia
o  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
o  Osteoporosis / Osteopenia
o  Systemic Sclerosis 

Nervous System
o  Alzheimer’s/Dementia
o  Epilepsy
o  Headaches
o  Stroke/Cerebrovascular Accident
o  Transient Ischemic Attack
o  Memory
o  Seizure Disorders
o  Movement Disorders
o  Multiple Sclerosis
o  Neuropathy
o  Parkinson’s  

Ophthalmology
o  Retinopathies
o  Macular Degeneration
o  Dry Eye
o  Cataracts
o  Glaucoma
o  Vision 

Podiatry 
o  Tinea Pedis
o  Diabetic Foot Ulcer 

Psychiatric
o  Depression
o  Anxiety
o  Bipolar Disorder
o  Schizophrenia
o  Substance abuse
o  Insomnia
o  Tobacco Abuse
o  Attention Deficit Disorders

Pulmonary Disease
o  Asthma
o  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary 
o  Infections of Respiratory System
o  Obstructive Sleep Apnea
o  Pulmonary Hypertension
o  Bronchitis
o  Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Sleep Disorders
o  Insomnia
o  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Surgical
o  Angioplasty/Stent Placement
o  Device Implant/Explant
o  DVT Prevention
o  Coronary Stent Restenosis
o  Anastomosis
o  Post-Ileus
o  Post-Op Pain
o  Complicated Wound Prevention
o  Pain Prevention
o  Surgical Sealants 

Urology
o  Overactive Bladder
o  Urinary Incontinence
o  Urinary Retention
o  Urinary Tract Infection
o  Polycystic Kidney Disease

Vaccine
o  Avian Flu
o  Dengue Fever
o  HIV
o  Influenza
o  Small Pox
o  Pneumococcal 

Women’s Health
o  Birth Control
o  Low Libido
o  Overactive Bladder
o  Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder
o  Menstrual Migraine
o  HPV Testing
o  Hormone Replacement
o  Endometriosis

 
•  2733 sq ft in the Howard Physician Office Building
•  3 exam rooms
•  Large dedicated space for four monitors
•  Diagnostic lab

Medical Facility Access:
•  Baptist Medical Center (ER/OR/Cath lab)
•  Baptist Medical Center - Beaches (OR/Cath lab) 
•  Jacksonville Beach Surgical Center (same day surgeries)
 

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•  State of the art cardiac catherization lab 
•  Imaging lab including MRI, X-ray, Dexa, CT, PET 
•  Surgical suites 
•  Critical care unit with 24 hour supervision 
•  24 hour laboratory and pharmacy on site 
•  Echocardiogram department 
•  Day stay surgical department 
•  Telemetry monitoring throughout 
•  Accredited chest pain center 
•  Bariatric Center
•  ECG machine
•  Centrifuge (ambient and refrigerated) 
•  Freezer (-20 degree Celsius)
•  Drug storage (locked and temperature controlled)
•  Lab drawing and processing equipment
•  Extended stay capability infusion rooms
•  Calibrated weigh scales (analog and digital)
•  Hemoglobin A1c testing
•  Cholesterol screening 
•  High speed internet access

  • Jacksonville Population: 865,000; Metro Area:1,200,000
  • Land: 774 square miles
  • Female: 52%
  • Caucasian: 61%
  • African American: 29%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Under 18: 25%
  • Over 65: 11%

Investigators & Staff



Our investigators and staff have received unsurpassed peer recognition as industry leaders. Under the direction of Dr. James Fulmer,  we have been able to exceed enrollment in many complex clinical trial indications such as coronary bypass graft surgeries,  DVT prevention, and post-operative pain.  

•  James Fulmer, MD, Medical Director - Hospitalist
•  Francis Chrzanowski, MD - General Surgery
•  Douglas Gesner, MD - Radiology
•  Steven Hodgett, MD - General Surgeon
•  Vasant Jayasankar, MD - Vascular Surgery
•  Gregory Keller MD - Orthopedic Surgery
•  Michael Koren MD, FACC, CPI- Cardiology
•  Erin Moore, MD - Vascular Surgeon
•  William Namen, DPM - Podiatry 
•  Prabodh Ranjan , MD - Geriatrics/Nephrology 
•  Swati Shah, MD - Rheumatology
•  Robert Still, MD - Cardiothoracic Surgeon 
•  Brent Stottman, DO - Gastroenterology

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• 3 Clinical Research Coordinators (1 CCRC / CCRP)  
• Research Assistants/Data Entry Staff
• RN Recruitment Specialists
• Regulatory Document Specialists 
• Contracts Specialist

 
Coordinators:
·  Emery Noles, BS, MSH, CCRP           (2008-present) 
·  Laura Lindblad, RN, BSN                  (2017-present)
• Sonja Gerado, RN, BSN                    (2000-2007, 2013-present)

•  James J. Fulmer, MD - Medical Director 

•  Emery Noles, MSH, CCRP - Site Manager

Industry Relationships



As an ENCORE member site, our clinical staff and sponsor partners benefit from central services that provide accurate and expedited regulatory start-up and support, alongside rapid contract execution.  Global recruitment plans include us of our state-of-the-art PatientFinder and Ask100Doctors technologies.

•  3M Company
•  Abbot Nutrition
•  Abbot Vascular
•  AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
•  Acambis
•  Acceleron
•  AcelRX
•  Acorda Therapeutics, Inc
•  Actavis, LLC
•  Actelion Pharm
•  Action Pharma A/S
•  ActivBiotics
•  Adare Pharmaceuticals
•  Aegerion
•  AGI Therapeutics
•  Agile Therapeutics
•  Ajinomoto Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Akcea Therapeutics
•  Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Akros Pharma Inc
•  Albiero Pharma
•  Alizyme Therapeutics Limited
•  Allelix Corp.
•  Allergan
•  Allon Therapeutics
•  Allos Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Alteon
•  Alza Corporation
•  AMAG Pharmaceuticals
•  Amarin Pharma Inc.
•  Amersham Healthcare
•  Amgen
•  AMIDE Pharm.
•  Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Amylin Pharmaceuticals
•  Anacor Pharmaceuticals
•  Andrx Laboratory
•  Anges Inc
•  Angiogenix
•  Angiotech
•  AR Scientific, Inc
•  Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Ardea Biosciences, Inc.
•  Arena Pharmaceuticals
•  Arete Therapeutics, Inc
•  Arisaph Pharaceuticals, Inc.
•  Armetheon, Inc
•  Aryx Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Astellas Pharma Global Development
•  AstraZeneca
•  AtheroGenics, Inc
•  Autoimmune
•  AVENTIS
•  Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
•  Baxter Healthcare Corporation
•  Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
•  Berlex Inc.
•  Bertek Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  BioCryst Pharmaceuticals
•  bioCSL PTY LTD (Seqirus)
•  Biogen Idec MA Inc.
•  BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc
•  BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Biovail Laboratories
•  Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
•  Bristol-Myers Squibb
•  British Biotech
•  Cadence Pharmaceuticals
•  CardioDx, Inc
•  Cardiokine
•  Cardiorentis Ltd
•  Celgene
•  Celladon Corporation
•  CENTEON

•  Centocor
•  Cephalon
•  Cerenis Therapeutics
•  Cipher Pharmaceuticals Ltd
•  Clarus Therapeutics, Inc
•  Cogenesys
•  Cogentus Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Conjuchem
•  Cordis
•  Corthera Inc
•  COUR Pharmaceuticals
•  Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  CV Therapeutics
•  CVRx
•  Cytokinetics Inc
•  Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development
•  DepoMed
•  Derma Sciences, Inc.
•  Discovery Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Ltd.
•  DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company
•  Egalet LTD
•  EISAI Medical Research Inc
•  ELAN
•  Elcelyx Therapeutics
•  Eli-Lilly
•  Emisphere Technologies Inc
•  Endo Pharmaceuticals
•  EPIX Medical, Inc.
•  Esperion Therapeutics Inc
•  Essentialis, Inc
•  ETHICON Inc.
•  EVOKE PHARMA
•  Ferrer Internacional, S.A.
•  Ferring Pharma
•  FlowMedic
•  Forest Research Institute
•  Forum Pharmaceuticals
•  FoxHollow Technologies
•  Furiex Pharmaceuticals
•  G.D. Searle & Co.
•  Galen Holding
•  GE Healthcare
•  Gelesis, Inc.
•  Gemphire Therapeutics Inc.
•  Genentech, Inc
•  Genfit (GNFT)
•  Genkyotex Innovation SAS
•  Gilead Sciences, Inc
•  GlaxoSmithKline
•  Glenmark Generics Ltd
•  GOC Geriatric Oncology Consortium
•  Guidant Corporation
•  Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
•  Hellsinn Therapeutics
•  Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc.
•  Hoffmann-La Roche
•  HORIZON THERAPEUTICS
•  IDEC
•  Ikonisys Incorporated
•  Immunex
•  Inhibitex
•  Innoc
•  Innocoll Technologies, Ltd
•  Innovative Medical Concepts
•  InSite Vision (ISV)
•  Insmed
•  Instituto Grifols, S.A.
•  Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•  InterMune
•  Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

•  ISIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
•  Janssen Research & Development, LLC
•  Javelin Pharmaceuticals
•  JDP Therapeutics
•  Johnson & Johnson
•  King Pharmaceuticals
•  Knoll Pharmaceuticals
•  KOS Pharmaceuticals
•  Kowa Research Institute Inc
•  Labrys Biologics, Inc
•  Lantibo Pharmaceuticals
•  Logical Therepeutics Inc.
•  Lorex, Inc
•  Luitpold Pharmaceuticals
•  Marinus Pharmaceuticals
•  Maruho North America Inc.
•  MC2 Therapeutics
•  MedImmune, LLC
•  Medtronics
•  Menarini Ricerche
•  Merck & Company, Inc.
•  Merck KGaA
•  Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC
•  Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc
•  Mitsubishi-Tanabe Pharma Corporation
•  Molecular Insight Pharmceutical
•  Molecular Research Center, Inc
•  Mylan Bertek
•  Myogen Inc
•  Myokardia
•  Nabriva Therapeutics
•  NeoMend, Inc.
•  Nephron
•  Neurocrine Bioscience
•  NexBio Inc
•  Next Science
•  Nicox
•  Nile Therapeutics, Inc
•  Nissan Chemical Industries LTD.
•  Novartis
•  Novo Nordisk Pharm.
•  Octeta Therapeutics
•  Ocular Technologies SARL
•  Ogeda SA
•  OmegaD LLC
•  Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•  Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Organon
•  Ortho Biotech
•  Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
•  Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.
•  Otsuka
•  Parke-Davis
•  Peninsula Pharm
•  Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals
•  Pfizer
•  Pharmacia-Upjohn
•  Pharmacopeia Inc
•  haseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc
•  Phenomix Corporation
•  Point Therapeutics
•  Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  POZEN inc.
•  Procter & Gamble
•  Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Promius Pharma
•  Protein Sciences
•  Protein Sciences Corporation
•  Purdue Pharma
•  Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  QuatRx Pharmaceuticals
•  Quest Diagnostics, Inc
•  QUEST MEDICAL Ltd

•  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Reliant Pharmaceuticals
•  Restoragen, Inc.
•  Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
•  Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
•  Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Roche
•  RTI Surgical
•  RW Johnson
•  Sage Therapeutics
•  Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Samumed, LLC
•  Sankyo Pharma
•  Sanofi Aventis
•  Sanofi Pasteur Inc
•  Schering-Plough
•  Sciele Pharma Inc.
•  Scios, Inc.
•  Searle
•  Seikagaku Corporation
•  Sensible Medical Innovations Ltd
•  Sepracor
•  Seres Therapeutics
•  Serono Inc
•  Shionogi Inc.
•  Shire Laboratories
•  Shire ViroPharma, Incorporated
•  Sigma Tau
•  Sirion therapeutics
•  SkyePharma Inc.
•  SmithKline Beecham Pharm.
•  Solvay Pharmaceuticals
•  Sorin Group USA, Inc
•  Strakan Pharmaceuticals
•  Sucampo
•  Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd.
•  Surface Logix, Inc.
•  Suven Life Science Ltd
•  Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
•  Takeda Global Research & Development Ctr, Inc.
•  Tap Holdings, Inc.
•  Targanta Therapeutics Corp
•  Tasly Pharmaceuticals, Inc
•  Telik
•  Tetherex Pharmaceuticals Corporation
•  Teva Pharmaceuticals
•  The Medicine Company
•  TherapeuticsMD
•  Theravance Biopharma R&D, Inc
•  Thrasos Innovation, Inc
•  Tolmar Inc.
•  Toray
•  Toyama Chemical Co., LTD
•  Tranzyme Pharma
•  Trygg Pharma Inc.
•  UCB Pharma
•  United Therapeutics Corporation
•  Universal Biosensors Pty Ltd
•  University of Oxford
•  Urovant
•  Valentis Pharmaceuticals
•  Velicept Therapeutics
•  Velocimed
•  Ventrus Biosciences
•  Vivus Inc
•  vTv Therapeutics, LLC
•  W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
•  Warner Chilcott
•  Watson Laboratories, Inc.
•  Wyeth-Ayerst Research
•  Xanodyne
•  XBiotech USA, Inc
•  Yamanouchi Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•  Zeneca
•  Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd


  • Appian Research
  • Aryx Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Beardsworth
  • BioClin
  • C5 Research
  • Camargo
  • Catalyst Pharmaceutical Research
  • Centrical Global
  • Certus International
  • CFS Clinical
  • Chiltern International
  • Chrysalis
  • Clinical Research Management Group
  • Clinimetrics
  • Cliniplace
  • ClinTrials Research
  • Colorado Prevention Center
  • Covalent Group
  • Covance
  • CTI
  • Cubist
  • Curem Research
  • DP Clinical Associates Inc.
  • DPS Clinical Research
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Encorium
  • Exceleron
  • F.A.C.T.
  • Global IQ
  • Henry Ford Coordinating Center
  • i3 Research
  • IBAH
  • ICON
  • INC Research
  • Inclin
  • Ingenix
  • Innovex
  • Integrated Research
  • Integrium
  • International HealthCare
  • inVentiv Health
  • Inveresk Research
  • K FORCE
  • Kendle
  • Kern-Mc Neill
  • LBR Regulatory
  • LINBERRY
  • McLaughlin Associates
  • MDS Pharma
  • Med Trials, Inc.
  • Medifacts
  • Medpace
  • MedSource
  • MHICC
  • MIMC
  • Monitoring Force USA, Inc.
  • MRS
  • MTRA
  • NCGS
  • Novella Clinical
  • Oculos Clinical Research
  • Omnicare Clinical Research
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • PAREXEL
  • Peachtree Clinical Research
  • Pharmalink
  • PharmaNet Inc.
  • Pharmaseek
  • Phoenix International
  • PPD Development
  • PRA Health Sciences
  • Premier Research
  • PRoTrials Research, Inc.
  • PSI CRO AG
  • Radiant Research
  • Research Pharma Services
  • Rx Development Services
  • SCIREX
  • Statprobe
  • Symbio, LLC
  • Synteract, Inc.
  • Target Research Associates
  • The Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Theorem Clinical Research, Inc.
  • Theradex
  • TIMI
  • Topstone Research
  • Trial Runners
  • Trialynx
  • United BioSource Corporation
  • Worldwide Clinical Trials (WWCT)

“Thank you Dr. Fulmer because you take the time from your busy schedule to listen and be compliant.   I believe this site to be successful." -  Regional CRA

 

“Thank you for discussing enrollment and recruitment possibilities. You are a great site to work with!” - Regional CRA

 

Map & Metrics



Our site is conveniently located about 25 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport.  Feel free to "Contact Us" for additional information regarding hotel and airport options.  

Using standardized processes, our regulatory and contract staff consistently meet or exceed industry standards for completion of regulatory documents and contract execution.   Since 2007, the Encore Group regulatory department has averaged 27 days from protocol receipt to IRB approval. Contract completions have averaged 33 days from receipt to full execution.  

Feasibility Tool / Patient Finder



We perform feasibility assessments using real de-identified patient data from our database of  potential research subjects. Please "contact us" for additional information.

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