Velocity Clinical Research, Norfolk
Velocity's research site in Norfolk frequently conducts clinical trials related to general medicine, pediatrics and infectious diseases. The site also partners with doctors at Midwest Health Partners, P.C. to conduct studies related to women's health. Acquired by Velocity in 2022, the Norfolk location was founded in 2013 as part of Meridian Clinical Research. Typical studies at this site involve medications for acne, chronic diseases, depression, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions. This site also performs vaccine studies for people of all ages. All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP.
Located near the city's health complex, the site is easily accessible to thousands of patients, including those established with Midwest Health Partners and a large Latinx population. Our bi-lingual Norfolk 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 Norfolk
The Velocity Norfolk 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.
Keith Vrbicky, MD began his private practice in Norfolk in 1984. Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Vrbicky graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Creighton Affiliated Hospitals in Omaha, NE and served as an Assistant Professor at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He maintains a faculty appointment at both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
In 2006, Dr. Vrbicky and Connie Keck, co-authored a book, Menopause Maze. Dr. Vrbicky was welcomed by U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry to address the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations in 2006. He was recognized for his service at the President’s Convocation at Creighton University and received the 25-Year Faculty Service Award.
Charles Harper, MD is an internist in Norfolk, Nebraska. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Harper graduated from University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, NE with a Doctor of Medicine degree and completed an internal medicine residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Norfolk facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research, Norfolk 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
- Backup generator/power source in the event of site power loss
- Standard medical equipment, including ECG and Holter machines, digital and analog scales