North Hollywood, California

Velocity Clinical Research, North Hollywood

Velocity's North Hollywood research site was founded in 2004 as Providence Clinical Research by Dr. Teresa Sligh and Dr. Scott Sligh, and acquired by Velocity in 2019. The research center focuses on clinical trials for numerous indications, including Type II Diabetes, Anemia, Asthma/COPD, Arthritis of knee and hip, Cardiovascular disease, Chronic low back pain, Constipation, Genital herpes, Gout, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hepatitis B and C, Influenza, Irritable bowel syndrome, Kidney disease, Hypogonadism, Chronic Pain, dermatological disorders, Smoking, and Tinnitus. Our North Hollywood site is an experienced Phase 0 - IV investigative site as well as a special populations contract research organization. Our research facility is specially designed to accommodate all the needs of both inpatient and outpatient studies.

The North Hollywood site has extensive cross-cutting experience spanning all aspects of clinical research. This includes all the phases of preclinical process as well as pharmacoeconomic, pharmacogenomic, and proteomic phases. They have also been involved in pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, and serologicals/IVD, as well as in both therapeutic and diagnostic indications. Through the thoughtful application of our experience to the conduct of each trial, the North Hollywood staff is able to provide excellence, quality and performance to our clients. Velocity North Hollywood also has a dedicated patient recruitment team with a great track record for enrolling a diverse patient population of approximately 70% people of color.

All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The North Hollywood 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.

Velocity Clinical Research, North Hollywood
6400 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 300A, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Phone: (747) 477-5177


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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 North Hollywood

The Velocity North Hollywood 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.

  • Teresa Sligh, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Teresa Sligh, MD graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine in 1996 and subsequently trained in Internal Medicine. She has been a principal investigator for 21 years in more than 475 clinical trials. For 2.5 years, Dr. Sligh served as a consultant to the NIH as a clinical research expert and served on the Washington University IRB ethics committee. She also served on the Pfizer 2021 Diversity Advisory Board as part of her commitment to diverse and underserved populations.

  • Javier Chang, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Javier Chang, MD is a board certified Family Medicine physician with 16 years of experience in private practice and urgent care settings. He has 3 years of experience as a clinical investigator across many therapeutic indications. Dr. Chang is dedicated full time to the conduct of clinical research.

  • Sana Ijaz, MPH

    Site Director
    Sana Ijaz, MPH is the clinical site director at our Velocity North Hollywood site, and has been with the company since 2021. Her strong educational background in public health has driven her passion for clinical trials. She believes clinical research is an essential aspect of public health, and that it plays a major role by providing an effective way of obtaining information regarding mental and physical health, as well as establishing safety and efficacy for ground breaking drugs. At Velocity Clinical Research, Sana has tremendously helped in creating a quality improvement, structured system, and ensures continued staff and excellence growth. Sana believes in collaborative, healthy work environment, and continued professional development amongst the site. She strongly believes in the motto ” Teamwork makes the dream work.” Apart from work, Sana is an outgoing individual who loves to take on new adventures. She strongly appreciates diversity, and likes to try global cuisines as it inspires her to explore different cultures through food. Her motto that keeps her going is “live life to the fullest, and focus on positive.”

North Hollywood facility features

The Velocity Clinical Research, North Hollywood 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
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