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Velocity Clinical Research, Covington


190 Greenbriar Blvd. Suite 102 Covington, LA 70433

(985) 273-0855

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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, Covington

Velocity Clinical Research, Covington formerly MedPharmics - Covington, 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 2019

Velocity Clinical Research, Covington was founded in 2019 as a part of MedPharmics. Since its inception, the site has previously conducted trials in Infectious Diseases and Women’s Health. Covington also now conducts pediatric trials and will continue to expand to new therapeutic areas.

The site is easily accessible as it located right off Highway 190 on Greenbriar Boulevard. The stand-alone building is in an area with several other medical office buildings.

The Covington 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 joining Velocity Clinical Research organization in August 2022, they added new efficiencies and integration to their already comprehensive approaches to conducting clinical trials.

Our Experienced Research Team

The Velocity Covington 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.

William Beacham, MD

Medical Director, Principal Investigator

Dr. Beacham graduated from Tulane Medical School and completed an OB/GYN residency at Emory University Medical School. 

 He is a practicing OB/GYN in Louisiana and has delivered over 5,000 babies.  His interests include obstetrical care, minimally invasive and robotic gynecologic surgery, endometriosis therapy, contraceptive therapy, and infertility.

Dr. Beacham joined MedPharmics (now Velocity Clinical Research) in 2021 as a principal investigator.

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Scott Striplin, MD

Principal Investigator

Originally from Mobile, AL, Dr. Striplin received his undergraduate degree from Springhill College in Mobile, AL. From there, he entered medical school at the University of South Alabama and completed a year of general surgery residency followed by four years of OBGYN at the University of South Alabama. He is Board Certified by Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Striplin has served the women of the Northshore for over 20 years in private practice. He began working in clinical research in 2020 focusing on women’s health studies.

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Kathryn Quarls, MD

Principal Investigator


Dr. Quarls is a board-certified pediatrician who completed her medical training and residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans.

She is recently retired after 30 years in the practice of General Pediatrics. This has allowed her to devote time to clinical research as a principal investigator and sub investigator.

Her areas of expertise in research include pediatric and maternal vaccines as well as pediatric nutritional products. She has special interest in research and development of therapeutics for Type 1 Diabetes.

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Andrea Dunn, MSN, BSN, WHNP-BC

Sub Investigator, Site Director

Andrea Dunn entered the clinical research world with MedPharmics (now Velocity Clinical Research) in 2021 as a sub- investigator. Not long afterward, Andrea took on more responsibility as she became the site director as well.

Prior to entering clinical research, Andrea earned her undergraduate nursing degree from LSU Health Science Center. Andrea worked as an RN in Labor and Delivery for eight years in Texas, California, and Louisiana.  Additionally, Andrea completed her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Cincinnati before spending eight years as a Nurse Practitioner in reproductive health clinics.

Andrea utilizes her educational background to aid the clinical staff and her wealth of experiences to maintain an efficient operation at the Covington site.

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