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Velocity Clinical Research, North Hollywood


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

(747) 477-5177

Help Make a Difference

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, North Hollywood

Velocity Clinical Research, North Hollywood, formerly Providence Clinical Research, 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 2004

Velocity Clinical Research, North Hollywood was founded in 2004 as Providence Clinical Research, a dedicated research center in the community setting, by Dr. Teresa Sligh and Dr. Scott Sligh. The research center focuses on clinical trials for numerous indications, 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.

Our 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 has a dedicate patient recruitment team with a great track record for enrolling a diverse patient population of approximately 70% people of color. 

The Velocity North Hollywood 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 becoming part of the Velocity Clinical Research organization in 2019, they added new efficiencies and integration to their already comprehensive approaches to conducting clinical trials.

Our Experienced Research Team

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

Dr. Teresa Sligh received her M.D. 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 1/2 years she served as a consultant to the NIH as a clinical research expert and served on the Washington University IRB ethics committee. Dr. Sligh served on the Pfizer 2021 Diversity Advisory Board as part of her commitment to diverse and underserved populations.

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Javier Chang, MD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Javier Chang 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. He is dedicated full time to the conduct of clinical research.

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Sana Ijaz, MPH

Site Director

Sana Ijaz 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".

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