Huntington Park, California
Velocity Clinical Research, Huntington Park
Velocity's Huntington Park research site was founded as the National Research Institute, a five-site research network in southern California, and acquired by Velocity in 2021. Our Huntington Park site offers a wide range of expertise including diabetes, NASH, vaccines, psychiatry, women’s health, and pediatric trials. Huntington Park’s experienced staff maintains high quality standards and enrollment on all their trials.
Located outside of Los Angeles, the Huntington Park site is easily accessible for patients through public transport. The Huntington Park team is bilingual allowing the site to recruit a diverse patient population. The local hospital is located less than a mile away.
All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The Huntington Park team is committed to being a resource for study participants, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness, and to advancing medicine through research.
Our experienced research team in Huntington Park
The Velocity Huntington Park 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.
Stanley Hsia, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology and Metabolism, and is a consultant endocrinologist for the Diabetes Clinic at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center. He has also served as a program director for residents and endocrinology fellows, and as a clerkship director for the Drew/UCLA medical students. Dr. Hsia has been conducting clinical research over the past 13 years, including both industry and investigator-initiated trials, and has been funded by grants from National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association. He has also published original research, book chapters, review papers and CME programs on the management of lipid disorders, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus.
Tricia Leon, NP is a certified Nurse Practitioner and serves as a Sub-Investigator for Velocity in a variety of different therapeutic areas, including Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases and Women’s Health. Tricia graduated with a MSN from California State University Long Beach and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Southern California, where she graduated cum laude.
With more than 10 years of clinical research experience, Sunny Martinez is a seasoned leader. Before working as Clinical Site Director, she served in various roles within the industry, including as Clinical Research Coordinator, Associate Director of Operations, and Instructor. In addition to her extensive certifications in GCP, FDA guidelines, and EDC certifications across multiple systems, Martinez and her team were recognized by Pharma Times as a Research Site of the Year.
Huntington Park facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research, Huntington Park 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
- 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
- Standard medical equipment, including ECG and Holter machines, digital and analog scales