Interested in Participating in a Clinical Trial?

Velocity Clinical Research, Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

4260 Glendale Milford Road Suite 201 Cincinnati, OH 45242

(513) 733-8688

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, Cincinnati

Velocity Clinical Research, Cincinnati, formerly New Horizons Clinical Research, 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 1988

Velocity Clinical Research, Cincinnati was founded by Dr. Gregory Gottschlich in 1988 as New Horizons Clinical Research, an independent dedicated research center. Dr. Gottschlich, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, established the research center to handle the growing need for clinical trials in his specialty. Velocity Cincinnati offers a wide range of expertise in Respiratory, Immunology, Internal medicine, Rheumatology and Orthopedic indications, including allergy, asthma, COPD, hypertension, CAD, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, gout, and chronic pain. In addition, this site has experience conducting studies in vaccines and rare diseases.

Velocity Cincinnati has a large and diverse study participant population, including pediatric and geriatric patients from a range of ethnic backgrounds. An expansive patient database enhances recruitment efforts.

Located in Blue Ash, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, just 15 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati and only 30 minutes from the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati International Airport, this site has easy access to main highways. The building is just across the street from a large park and less than two miles from two area hospitals. Ample free parking is on site. With more than 7,200 square-feet of dedicated research space, they can efficiently and effectively conduct multiple concurrent studies.

The Velocity Cincinnati 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 though research. Dr. Gottschlich was instrumental in recognizing the need to join together geographically dispersed research sites and took leadership in achieving that goal. By becoming part of the Velocity Clinical Research organization in 2017, Cincinnati added new efficiencies and integration to their already comprehensive approaches to conducting clinical trials.

Our Experienced Research Team

The Velocity Cincinnati 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. The clinical team is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment and strives on collecting quality data.

Richard Powell, MD

Medical Director, Principal Investigator

Dr. Richard Powell is an Internist with broad experience in a various areas of health care innovation, with previous experience as a Principal Investigator in Florida prior to joining the team at Velocity Clinical Research. In addition to his interest in Alzheimer’s disease research, he has conducted many studies across numerous therapeutic areas including diabetes, men’s health and gout.

In addition to working in clinical research, Dr. Powell has served as a primary care physician, National Guard reservist; and in conjunction with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, helped to lead the development of alternative home based care delivery models in order to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations. He has also participated in numerous short-term medical mission trips across several continents.

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Melissa Gottschlich, PA-C

Site Director

Missy Gottschlich, PA-C, joined Velocity Clinical - Cincinnati in 2016 as a Physician Assistant. Her educational foundation in science and wellness drives her passion for advancing medicine through clinical studies. Missy celebrates patient participation in trials as she recognizes our medical advances would be unachievable without volunteer contributions. While her Velocity career started in the Sub-Investigator role, she quickly increased responsibility as Site Director in January 2019. She excels at strategically executing process and quality improvement and ensuring continued staff and company excellence and growth. She cares deeply about her staffs’ personal and professional development and is a strong supporter of the philosophy “work hard, play hard”- being a recurrent initiator of staff happy hours, team sports (sand volleyball, soccer), and other various events such as bowling and kayaking.

Missy earned her dual degree in Dietetics/Nutrition and Fitness from the University of Dayton followed by attaining her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Kettering College, where she served as President of her class. On the weekends, she continues to put her medical training to good use as the Associate Director of University of Cincinnati’s Community Primary Care Champion Fellowship for physicians and physician assistants, volunteering at the Good Sam Free Health Clinic and serving on the Red Cross Disaster Action Team.

An adventure enthusiast throughout her life, Missy continues to push life’s boundaries learning new skills: surfing, mountain biking, skiing double black diamonds and even conversing in French. Her joy for life is contagious, and it is only fitting that her favorite saying is “Que la fête commence!” (Let’s get this party started!).

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