Cleveland, Ohio

Velocity Clinical Research, Cleveland

Velocity's research site in Cleveland was founded in 1997 as Rapid Medical Research Inc. and acquired by Velocity in 2019. Our Cleveland site offers Phase 1-4 multi-therapeutic clinical research experience, including extensive experience with vaccine indications. Other experience includes Women’s Health, Dermatology, Gastroenterology and other Internal Medicine indications. Patient demographics of the site are diverse and range from pediatric to geriatric participants.

Located in Beachwood, OH, just east of metropolitan Cleveland and close to I-271, the site is easily accessible. With more than 6,500 square-feet of dedicated research space, our Cleveland staff 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.

Velocity Clinical Research, Cleveland
3619 Park East Dr., Suite 300, Cleveland, OH 44122

Phone: (216) 682-0320


Find a Clinical Trial in Cleveland
Visit or follow us on Facebook for study updates and more.

Portrait Of Medical Team Standing Outside Hospital

Our Mission

Generate high-quality clinical trial data from as many patients as possible, as quickly as possible, while providing exceptional care at every step. In doing so, we help our partners bring innovative treatments to patients faster.

Our experienced research team in Cleveland

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 clinical 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 Research in 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 and palm trees. She is a true gem from the place where Cleveland rocks!

Cleveland facility features

The Velocity Clinical Research, Cleveland 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
  • Parking
  • 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
clinical research site team
Portrait Of Smiling Female Doctor Wearing White Coat With Stethoscope Sitting Behind Desk In Office

Quality. Continuity. Velocity.