Interested in Participating in a Clinical Trial?

Velocity Clinical Research, Banning


264 N. Highland Springs Suite 5A Banning, CA 92220

(951) 755-0222

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, Banning

Velocity Clinical Research, Banning, formerly Advanced Clinical Research – Banning, 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 2016

Velocity Clinical Research, Banning was founded in 2016 as a part of Advanced Clinical Research's strategic expansion efforts. It was started with a core team of experienced research staff from the Salt Lake City location and has expanded to form a robust research team. Advanced Clinical Research was founded in 1984 as the first community based clinical research center in Idaho and Utah. Velocity Banning provides multi-therapeutic expertise in a number of internal medicine indications with a focus on Family Medicine. In addition, this site has experience in conducting vaccine trials. Banning has access to diverse patient demographics, including a large Latinx population as well as a local Pacific Islander community.

Located approximately 30 miles east of Palm Springs, CA, Velocity Banning is situated just north of I-10 and adjacent to a local hospital and an Urgent Care Center. Parking for study participants and sponsors is on site.

The Velocity Banning 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 Banning 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.

Judith Kirstein, MD

Principal Investigator

Judith Kirstein, MD, CPI began her research career with Velocity Clinical – Banning (formerly Advanced Clinical Research) in 1993. In 1984 she founded Jordan Valley Family Health, one of the largest Family Practices in the Salt Lake Valley. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine, and a member of the Utah Medical Association. Dr. Kirstein is board certified in family medicine, with a Masters degree in nursing, as well as a Doctor of Medicine degree from UCLA.

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Julie K. A. Kasarjian, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Principal Investigator

Julie K. A. Kasarjian, MD, PhD serves as Medical Director and Principal Investigator at Velocity Clinical Research, Banning. Dr. Kasarjian earned her professional degrees from Loma Linda University Medical School and then completed internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is an Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University Hospital. She has also served as the Emergency Department Medical Director at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, Redlands Community Hospital and San Joaquin Community Hospital. She has years of experience in clinical research with multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and is an active member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

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