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Velocity Clinical Research, Albuquerque

New Mexico

883 Lead Avenue SE Suite B Albuquerque, New Mexico 87012

(505) 243-1627

Help Make a Difference

By Participating in Clinical Research

People who volunteer to participate in clinical trials are key to the advancement of medical research. Our sites are dedicated to conducting clinical trials with an emphasis on patient care. Our physician investigators and other members of our research teams are extensively trained in different medical subspecialties as well as the complex field of clinical research. We strive to provide our study participants and sponsors a high quality, efficient and care-directed clinical trial experience.

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Velocity Clinical Research, Albuquerque

Velocity Clinical Research, Albuquerque, formerly MedPharmics - Albuquerque, is part of the Velocity Clinical Research Organization, a wholly owned and integrated Site Organization, providing excellence in patient care, high quality data and fully integrated research sites.

Our Mission

Velocity’s mission is to bring innovative medical treatments to patients. We are committed to making clinical trials succeed by generating high quality data from as many patients as possible, as quickly as possible while providing exemplary patient care at every step.

Our Story

Conducting Clinical Trials Since 2017

Velocity Clinical Research, Albuquerque was founded in 2017 as the fourth site of MedPharmics. Since its inception, the site has conducted trials in Infectious Diseases and Women’s Health including 15+ vaccine trials. Velocity Clinical Research, Albuquerque played an integral role during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as they conducted COVID-19 trials for both children and adults.

The site is easily accessible as it located right off the Pan American Freeway in an independent medical office building on Lead Avenue. Additionally, half of the clinic staff is bilingual and can comfortably accommodate Spanish speaking patients.

The Albuquerque team is committed to being a resource for study volunteers, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness and to advancing medicine through research. By joining Velocity Clinical Research organization in August 2022, they added new efficiencies and integration to their already comprehensive approaches to conducting clinical trials.

Our Experienced Research Team

The Velocity Albuquerque team of physician investigators and clinical research professionals are experienced clinical researchers. All physicians are board certified in their specialty area(s) and all research staff is trained in clinical research regulations, including GCP and HIPAA. Training records and certifications are maintained. Our clinical team is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment and strives on collecting quality data.

Sara Friedman, MD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sara Friedman attended Brandeis University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology. Following her stint in Massachusetts, Dr. Friedman spent time learning clinical research as a research assistant before attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Dr. Friedman then completed her OBGYN residency at the University of California – Davis in 2009 before returning to Albuquerque to work in a private practice. Dr. Friedman spent time with three groups until 2020, when she returned to clinical research in a full-time role as a principal investigator.

Through her efforts in clinical research, Dr. Friedman hopes to make an impact by bringing new treatments and technologies to the Albuquerque community and more.

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Quito Osuna Carr, MD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Quito Osuna Carr joined the clinical trial industry as a principal investigator in 2018. With his 50 years of experience as a physician, he has provided invaluable insight in trials in various therapeutic areas. Although semi-retired, he continues to help the Albuquerque site in an investigator role.

He began his career in various clinics across California before returning to New Mexico. While in New Mexico, Dr. Carr ran his practice for 18 years and worked as an emergency physician for 17 years.

Dr. Carr earned his medical degree from Stanford School of Medicine after receiving his undergraduate degree from University of New Mexico. Additionally, Dr. Carr completed his HEW fellowship of tropical medicine in Brazil, Uganda, and Sri Lanka.

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Vanessa Gamboa

Site Director

Vanessa Gamboa has been involved in clinical research since 2012 when she functioned as a lead patient care coordinator and eventually as a clinical research coordinator. To build upon this knowledge, she joined MedPharmics (now Velocity Clinical Research) in 2018 as an administrative assistant. Vanessa soon returned to a clinical research coordinator position before assuming the role of site manager.

While still under MedPharmics, Vanessa also acted as the IBC representative for the Albuquerque site. Now with Velocity, Vanessa supports her team in a myriad of ways as the Site Director. Vanessa draws upon her own experiences to help teach and lead her team to conduct top notch clinical trials.

Lastly, Vanessa speaks Spanish fluently which allows her to support an even larger portion of the Albuquerque community.

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