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Velocity Clinical Research, Boise


2950 E. Magic View Dr. Suite 182 Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 377-8653

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, Boise

Velocity Clinical Research, Boise, formerly Advanced Clinical Research – Boise, 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 1991

Velocity Clinical Research, Boise was founded in 1991 as the first free-standing clinical research facilities in the state of Idaho. This site’s initial focus was on clinical studies for treatment of infectious diseases, participating in antibiotic trials across a wide range of indications. Over the following years, Boise developed expertise and capabilities to become a significant site for conducting vaccine trials and clinical trials for chronic medical conditions.

Velocity Boise is located in Meridian, just west of the city of Boise and easily accessible to the entire metropolitan area known as the Treasure Valley. This area contains Idaho’s three largest cities, Boise, Meridian and Nampa whose combined population makes it the most populous in the state. The Boise facility is located just off a major highway and less than one mile from a regional hospital.

The Boise 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 Boise 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.

Mark Turner, MD

Principal Investigator

Mark A. Turner, M.D., began his secondary education at Stanford University, California and completed his medical degree at Oral Roberts School of Medicine, Oklahoma. For the past 21 years, he has been the Principal Investigator for Velocity Clinical – Boise (formerly Advanced Clinical Research of Meridian, Idaho). Dr. Turner has diverse research experience in subjects such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, pediatric and adult vaccines, diabetic neuropathy, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. While in this role, Dr. Turner also is a Clinic Physician and Medical Director of Northwest Neurobehavioral Health of Meridian, Idaho, and Warm Springs Counseling Center of Boise, Idaho, as well as being a Clinic Physician at McMillan Urgent Care and Family Practice of Boise, Idaho.

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Marian Shaw, MD

Principal Investigator

Marian E. Shaw, M.D., began her secondary education at Austin College of Sherman, Texas, and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Texas. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonology. Dr. Shaw is currently an Investigator for Advanced Clinical Research of Meridian, Idaho, where she has overseen studies involving influenza, attention deficient/hyperactivity disorder, chronic idiopathic constipation, rheumatoid arthritis, bone mineral density, Alzheimer’s disease, symptomatic gout and elevated blood uric acid, rheumatoid arthritis, polycystic ovary syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and migraine. 

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Colleen Jacobsen, CCRC

Site Director

After earning a degree at the College of Southern Idaho, Colleen Jacobsen embarked on a career in medical research.  Initially focusing on family practice and dermatology, Ms. Jacobsen pivoted and quickly learned the numerous facets of operating a research facility.  She joined Advanced Clinical Research 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.  After successfully navigating the challenges of the COVID era, Ms. Jacobsen returned to her home state and became Site Director for the Boise clinic.

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Laura Crenshaw, BS

Site Operations Manager

Laura Crenshaw earned her BA in Mass Communication and Journalism, with a Minor in Marketing from Boise State University.  Needing a full-time job in the mass economic recession of 2008 she agreed to come work as a patient recruiter for clinical research, knowing nothing of the industry, but eager and willing to use her “gift of gab” to help market Advanced Clinical Research in the community.  Not knowing the full career path and opportunities that lie ahead she spent 5 years recruiting patients into hundreds of vaccine and chronic studies, then moved into adhering to FDA regulations for the site as a Regulatory Specialist for another 5 years.  With her in-depth knowledge of the industry and having worked 10 years for the company she advanced to Business Development to help continue building connections with sponsors and CRO’s to bring new therapeutic areas to the site.  After successfully navigating these areas of research she became the Site Operations Manager in April 2021 under Velocity Clinical Research.  Laura loves helping problem solve and tackle day-to-day operations to help drive Velocity’s success. 

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