Kansas City (Overland Park), Kansas
Velocity Clinical Research, Kansas City
Velocity's Allergy and Asthma research site in Overland Park, KS partners with Kansas City Allergy and Asthma Associates, P.A. (KCAA) to conduct clinical trials for investigational products intended to help treat allergies, asthma, immunologic diseases, and related conditions. The area’s premiere provider of allergy and asthma care, the site is easily accessible to thousands of patients, including those established with the practice. KCAA has served the community since 1979, and began conducting clinical trials with Meridian Clinical Research in 2022, shortly before being acquired by Velocity.
All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The Kansas City 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 Kansas City (Overland Park)
The Velocity Kansas City (Overland 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.
Board certified in internal medicine and allergy, asthma, and immunology, Derrick R. Ward, MD received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis and an allergy/immunology fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City. Dr. Ward is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Greater Kansas City Allergy Society, and a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
James B. Sterner, MD joined KCAA in 2014. Board certified in internal medicine and allergy as well as asthma and immunology, Dr. Sterner received his medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He also completed an internal medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and an allergy and immunology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sterner is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
William J. Lavery, MD, PhD is a board-certified pediatrician with fellowship training in adult and pediatric allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency. Dr. Lavery is also board-eligible in allergy and immunology. He received his medical degree from University of Texas School of Medicine and completed a pediatrics residency at University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado as well as an allergy and immunology fellowship at University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Lavery is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Kansas City (Overland Park) facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research, Kansas City 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
- Secure monitoring rooms or workstations with 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
- Laminar Flow Hood
- Secured & temperature controlled investigational product storage with pharmaceutical refrigerator & freezer
- Dedicated IP Room
- Two freezers equipped for laboratory specimens at -80 degrees Celsius
- Backup generator/power source in the event of site power loss
- Standard medical equipment, including ECG and digital scales