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Velocity Clinical Research, Grants Pass

Grants Pass, OR

1722 Williams Highway Grants Pass, OR 97527

(541) 858-1018

[email protected]

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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, Grants Pass

Velocity Clinical Research, Grants Pass, 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

Expanding Excellence 

Velocity Clinical Research, Grants Pass was founded in 2019 as part of a planned expansion.  The Grants Pass location and is headed by Kevin Parks, MD, an experienced research physician from Velocity Medford (formerly the Clinical Research Institute of Southern Oregon). Together with Velocity Medford this site provides top quality clinical research to Southern Oregon and Northern California patients. Grants Pass increases Velocity’s geographic footprint in Oregon and added a new, state-of-the-art clinical research site to Velocity’s expanding portfolio. This location provides expertise in Internal Medicine, Respiratory and Immunology indications, including Allergy, Asthma and COPD trials.

Velocity Grants Pass is located just south of US 199 and less than a mile from a Regional Medical Center. Several Medical Specialty Clinics are nearby and there is ample parking on site. With dedicated research space, Grants Pass 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 Grants Pass 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.

Our Experienced Research Team

The Velocity Grants Pass 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.

Kevin Parks, MD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Parks joined Velocity Clinical Research, Medford (formally Crisor) in 2006. Most recently, Dr. Parks has taken the Primary Investigator roll at Velocity Grants Pass.  He graduated with honors in Spanish and Pre-medical education from Brigham Young University in 1997. He received his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego in 2001 and subsequently completed internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his fellowship training in allergy and immunology at Creighton University and is Board certified in both Allergy/Immunology (ABAI) and Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Parks currently serves as the medical director of AAC.

Dr. Parks is a member of AOA (national medical honor society) and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. He served as president of the Oregon Society of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (2012 - 2013), and is a member of the Jackson County Medical Society and Oregon Medical Association. Dr. Parks has been involved in both basic science and clinical research studies involving B cell maturation, asthma, allergic rhinitis, COPD, chronic urticaria, immunotherapy, and biologic agents for severe asthma.

Dr. Parks' interests outside of medicine include spending time with his wife Tracey and their 5 children, running marathons, Scouting, reffing rugby, and exploring the beautiful landscape of the State of Jefferson.

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Ryan Israelsen, MD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Ryan B. Israelsen joined the Velocity Clinical Research in 2018. Dr. Israelsen received his bachelors of science in biological engineering from Utah State University. He attended medical school at the University of Utah then was trained in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Israelsen is board certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine.

Dr. Israelsen completed fellowship training in allergy and immunology at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital of Colorado. In fellowship training Dr. Israelsen was involved in food allergy research, drug allergy, and was involved in numerous oral food challenges (testing for food allergies). Dr. Israelsen was also involved in the clinical care of children and adults with immunodeficiencies, autoimmune problems, and immune dysregulation.

Dr. Israelsen is a fellow of both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. He has been involved in research regarding Crohn’s disease, immunodeficiency, immune dysregulation, Rituximab therapy for autoimmune diseases, and Penicillin allergy. He is the author on scientific papers for food allergy and asthma therapies and has been involved in food allergy, asthma and allergy research.

Outside of medical interests, Dr. Israelsen enjoys spending time with his wife, McKenzie, and 4 children. He also enjoys running, biking, hiking, rock climbing, good books, and chocolate chip cookies.

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Danuel Hamlin, BS, CCRC, AE-C

Site Director

Danuel Hamlin, BS, CCRC, AE-C has been a Clinical Research Coordinator at Velocity Clinical – Medford (formerly Crisor) since 2001 and the Clinical Research Director since 2004. Dan oversees day-to-day operations including training for all staff and site preparation for sponsor and regulatory agency audits.  Dan is also responsible for conduct of Clinical studies at the Velocity Grants Pass expansion location.

Dan’s positive leadership has helped build a strong team focused on serving patients and working with clinical research sponsors to provide excellent, perfectly executed clinical trials. Dan has a background in sports medicine and played football at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.

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