6400 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Suite 300A
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(747) 477-5177

Mission Statement

Providence Clinical Research exists to meet the needs of our patients, sponsors, and community-based investigators to optimize the safe, efficient, and timely conduct of high quality clinical research in the community setting. In the spirit of the FDA's Critical Path Initiative and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap, Providence Clinical Research provides critical standards-based and performance-based services:

  • Streamlined performance of clinical research services, with rapid regulatory submissions, rapid contract review and approval, rapid initiation, rapid enrollment, excellent recruitment, and responsive staff
  • Investigator support services (i.e., certified CRCs, study procurement, contracts and budget negotiation and administration, IRB submissions, regulatory updates, adverse event reporting assistance, study document management and clinical trial management tools including state-of-the-art eClinical technologies)
  • Training, certification, and continuing education programs

Our Staff

Our staff are specifically chosen for their kind-hearted attitudes and their strong work ethics. Each staff member is individually trained to be methodical and detail oriented in data collection and management.

PCR strongly encourages and supports certification of all study coordinators, investigators, and the investigative site. All study coordinators are certified in basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and have achieved or are progressing toward CRC certification. Staff capabilities include the following:

  • Interview and Patient Reported Outcomes Training - Scoring and Assessments - Experienced with numerous questionnaires
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
  • Meal Tolerance Testing
  • Spirometry
  • Nitric oxide
  • Inhalation Therapy
  • PK / PD / Biomarker Sampling
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring (Certification for Holter and Ambulatory Monitoring)
  • Pain Assessments and Evaluations
  • Joint Assessments
  • X-Ray, MRI, CT, PET, DEXA, Ultrasound
  • IV Infusion
  • Throat Cultures
  • Buccal Scrapings
  • Gram Stains
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Wound Dressings
  • Dietary Counseling
  • Patient Education
  • Laboratory Draws and Preparation
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Training
  • Shipping and Handling of Dangerous Goods and All Types of Laboratory Specimens including Pharmacogenomic/Proteomic

The PCR staff has extensive cross-cutting experience spanning all aspects of clinical research. This includes all the phases of preclinical process as well as pharmacoeconomic, pharmacogenomic and proteomic phases. They have also been involved in pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, and serologicals/IVD, as well as in both therapeutic and diagnostic indications. Through the thoughtful application of our experience to the conduct of each trial, the PCR staff is able to provide excellence, quality and performance to our clients. On top of that, our staff possesses an in-depth understanding of the clinical research process gleaned from backgrounds in:

  • Independent Review Boards (IRBs)
  • Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
  • Site Management Organization (SMO)
  • Clinical Informatics Development
  • Investigational Pharmacy in Public and Private Settings

Patient Demographics

We have an excellent representation of all ethnicities and socioeconomic classes. Our patient population is approximately 30% black, 30% Latino/Hispanic, 30% white, 8% Asian, and 2% Native American, drawing from rural, inner city, and suburban areas. Altogether our catchment area covers more than 1000 square miles of Southern California.

 Our Facilities

Providence Clinical Research, located in North Hollywood, California, is an experienced Phase 0 - IV investigative site as well as a special populations contract research organization. Our research facility is specially designed to accommodate all the needs of both inpatient and outpatient studies.

Our capabilities include:

  • Phase 0 biospecimen collection
  • Processing and preservation
  • GCP compliant, physician diagnosed, consented collections in indication for fresh tissue, blood, and other biospecimens
  • Aseptic processing in Class II biosafety cabinet
  • Enzymatic processing
  • Cell culture
  • Incubation
  • Immunostimulation
  • Isolation of PBMC
  • Cell washing
  • Tissue fixation
  • DNA/RNA isolation
  • Preservation with slow freeze, flash freeze, OCT, paraffin, etc.

Additionally, we have:

  • Fully dedicated research facilities with Late Phase and Early Drug Development Units
  • Private patient consenting area
  • 8 fully equipped exam/procedure rooms
  • 5 beds for extended PK and in-patient stays
  • Dedicated analog phone lines for upload of study data and e-diaries
  • Crash cart, oxygen, suction, emergency medications and defibrillator
  • A nearby hospital emergency departments
  • Four dedicated monitoring work spaces with broadband internet, copier, fax, and phone
  • In-office pharmacy with 5 deg C, -20 deg C, and room temp controlled and monitored, double-locked drug storage, laminar flow hood
  • Critical equipment alarm and backup generator
  • Centrally located in major medical community near 400 bed hospital
  • Onsite CLIA waived laboratory processing and IATA packaging station with:
    • Locked -20 deg C freezers
    • Locked -80 deg C freezers for biobanking
    • Three locked refrigerators
    • Five ambient centrifuges and three refrigerated centrifuges
    • Dry ice and liquid nitrogen
  • Onsite CLIA-waived, PPMP-waived laboratory
  • Clinical trials central laboratory (four miles from research site)
  • Investigational Pharmacy at all three sites
  • Two independent radiology facilities nearby
  • Experienced with most EDCs and electronic patient diaries, as well as centrally-read ECGs, PFTs, and ABPM
  • Enterprise clinical trials management system with active clinical research volunteer recruitment database
  • High-speed facsimile machines on dedicated lines
  • Complete Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and training curriculum/program
  • Electronic filing system for document version control and change control
  • Monitored alarm system with security cameras and motion detection
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Adjacent to or close proximity to four major hospitals for procedures and stays
  • Daily FedEx™, DHL™, UPS™, and Airborne™ pickups
  • Daily dry ice drops

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