Interested in Participating in a Clinical Trial?

Velocity Clinical Research, Cleveland


3619 Park East Dr. Suite 300 Cleveland, OH 44122

(216) 682-0320

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, Cleveland

Velocity Clinical Research, Cleveland, formerly Rapid Medical Research Inc., 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 1997

Velocity Clinical Research, Cleveland was founded in 1997 as Rapid Medical Research Inc., an independent dedicated research center. Velocity Cleveland offers Phase I to IV multi-therapeutic experience, including extensive experience with Vaccine indications. Other experience includes Women’s Health, Dermatology, Gastroenterology and other Internal Medicine indications. Patient demographics are diverse and range from pediatric to geriatric participants.

Velocity Cleveland is located in Beachwood, OH, just east of metropolitan Cleveland and with easy access from I-271. With more than 6500 square-feet of dedicated research space, they can efficiently and effectively conduct multiple concurrent studies. All trials are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP.

The Velocity Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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.

Lisa Hoagland, BSN, CCRC

Site Director

Lisa Hoagland, BSN, CCRC started her career in research in 1998 as a Research Assistant while finishing nursing school at Ursuline College. Her passion for research continued when she became a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator in 2001 working directly with patients to bring new treatment options to market. Through her level of expertise and dedication she became the Site Director at Velocity Clinical – Cleveland (formerly Rapid Medical Research) in 2007 and the Executive Director in 2013. She has been continuing to grow the site ever since while maintaining the high degree of excellence our clients have come to expect.

Lisa is responsible for creating a robust team of Investigators, successful in-house Patient Recruitment & Data Entry teams and implementing a Quality Assurance program for all trials. Her site is known in the industry for Quality Care and Quality Research. Under Lisa’s guidance and leadership, the site has successfully completed over 100 vaccine trials over the past 15 years, becoming one of the most sought-after vaccine research sites in the country. She strives for perfection and the compassion and care she shows for her staff and the site’s patients is evident in high retention rates of both. Lisa oversees a growing team of over 30 and manages both the day to day clinical operations of the site as well as the continued expansion of all site capabilities.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys reading, the outdoors and dreaming of ocean waves, sandy beaches & palm trees! She is a true gem from the place where Cleveland Rocks!

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