Boise (Meridian), Idaho
Velocity Clinical Research, Boise
Velocity's Boise research site was founded in 1991 as the first free-standing clinical research facility in the state of Idaho, and was acquired by Velocity in 2019. 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 the 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.
All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The Boise team is committed to being a resource for study participants, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness, and to advancing medicine through research.
Our experienced research team in Boise (Meridian)
The Velocity Boise (Meridian) 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, began his secondary education at Stanford University in 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 Research’s Boise (formerly Advanced Clinical Research of Meridian, Idaho) location. He 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. Dr. Turner is also a Clinic Physician and Medical Director of both Northwest Neurobehavioral Health of Meridian, Idaho, and Warm Springs Counseling Center of Boise, Idaho, as well as a Clinic Physician at McMillan Urgent Care and Family Practice of Boise, Idaho.
Marian Shaw, MD 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. As a Principal Investigator, Dr. Shaw 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.
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.
Boise (Meridian) facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research, Boise 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