Velocity Clinical Research, Austin
Velocity's research site in Austin was founded as in 2019 as part of Advanced Clinical Research, and acquired by Velocity later that year. The site was started with a core team of experienced research staff from our Idaho location, and has expanded to form a robust research team. The site in Austin provides expertise in a wide range of therapeutic indications specific to the 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 Austin, this site offers ease of access from major highways without the congestion of downtown traffic, as well as ample patient parking. The site is located less than one mile from EMT services and less than 5 miles from a regional hospital.
All trials are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. 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.
Our experienced research team in Austin
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.
Medical Director, Principal Investigator
Gregg Lucksinger, MD 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 clinical research site next to his Family Medicine clinic, conducting high-volume Phase 2-3 clinical trials. 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 the Cedar Park, Texas location.
Michael Zimmerman, MD is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with over two decades of experience practicing medicine. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Chicago.
After earning a degree at the College of Southern Idaho, Colleen Jacobsen, CCRC embarked on a career in clinical research. Initially focusing on family practice and dermatology, Colleen pivoted and quickly learned the numerous facets of operating a research facility. She joined Advanced Clinical Research (ACR) in 2014 as a CRC and later advanced to role of Site Manager. With experience in over 20 therapeutic areas, she was an obvious choice to open additional spoke sites. In 2019, ACR was acquired by Velocity Clinical Research and tasked her with establishing their first clinic in the Lonestar state.
Austin facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research, Austin facility is designed for the ease and comfort of study participants and to allow optimal efficiencies in performing clinical trials. Features at this site include:
- Private examination/consultation rooms
- Comfortable patient reception areas
- Facilities for extended-stay pharmacokinetic studies
- Nursing station
- Secure monitoring rooms or workstations with phone & high-speed internet access
- Multiple individual & secure workstations for research staff
- Regulatory document processing area
- Electronic data capture (EDC) capabilities
- Secure record storage
- CLIA certified research laboratory or clinical laboratory with CLIA waiver
- Ambient and refrigerated centrifuge
- Secured & temperature controlled investigational product storage with pharmaceutical refrigerator & freezer
- Freezers equipped for laboratory specimens at -20 & -70 degrees Celsius
- Backup generator/power source in the event of site power loss
- Standard medical equipment, including ECG and Holter machines, digital and analog scales