Interested in Participating in a Clinical Trial?

Velocity Clinical Research, Austin


1900 Cypress Creek Suite 200, Cedar Park, TX 78613


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, Austin

Velocity Clinical Research, Austin, formerly Advanced Clinical Research – Austin, is part of the Velocity Clinical Research organization, a wholly owned 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 2019

Velocity Clinical Research, Austin, founded as an independent clinical research in January of 2019, as part of a strategic expansion by Advanced Clinical Research. It was started with a core team of experienced research staff from the Idaho location and has expanded to form a robust research team. Austin provides expertise in a wide range of therapeutic indications specific to a geriatric population, including dementia, osteoporosis and other chronic conditions. By developing close working relationships with area retirement communities and having recruiters trained in the nuances of elderly participants, Austin enrolls a high number of patients over the age of 65.

Conveniently located in Cedar Park, just north of Austin, this site offers ease of access from major highways without the congestion of downtown traffic. Ample patient parking is available. Austin is located less than one mile from EMT services and less than 5 miles from a regional hospital.

The Austin 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 becoming part of the Velocity Clinical Research organization in 2019, they added new efficiencies and integration to their already comprehensive approaches to conducting clinical trials.

Our Experienced Research Team

The Velocity Austin 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.

Gregg Lucksinger, MD

Medical Director, Principal Investigator

Gregg Lucksinger, M.D. became interested in clinical research during a 1989 medical school rotation on the NIH schizophrenia research unit in Bethesda, Maryland. Ten years later, he co-founded a busy Phase 2-3 Clinical Trials site next to his Family Medicine clinic. Since then, Dr. Lucksinger has served as Principal Investigator on over 200 Phase 1-3 clinical trials in a variety of primary care indications in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has a special interest in vaccine trials. Dr. Lucksinger joined the team at Velocity Clinical Research in 2020 and currently is the Medical Director of their clinic in Cedar Park, Texas.

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Lauri Befus, CCRP

Site Director

Lauri Befus, MSc, CCRP joined Velocity in 2021 as a Site Director.  Lauri has worked in clinical research for over 10 years as a Coordinator, Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Operations Manager, and Director of Clinical Operations.  This experience provides a comprehensive perspective as a Site Director.  She provides an open-door policy for all staff members.  Employees have regular one on ones scheduled but they are also encouraged to stop by anytime with questions, suggestions, or concerns.  She encourages cross training, teamwork, and continuing education for all her employees and regularly recognizes those that go above and beyond for the team. 

On her days off, Lauri loves spending time with her husband, two dogs and two cats.  She likes to work out and regularly participates in activities like boxing and ballroom dancing.  She loves to travel to different parts of the world in search of adventure and good food.

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