Velocity Clinical Research, Phoenix, Arizona
Velocity's research site in Phoenix frequently conducts clinical trials related, but not limited to, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, and Women’s Health. Acquired by Velocity in 2022, this location was founded in 2017 as the third site of MedPharmics Clinical Research.
The site is easily accessible to thousands of patients, including a large group of diverse populations. All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The Phoenix 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 Phoenix
The Velocity Phoenix 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.
Charles Steven Plimpton, MD completed his undergraduate degree at Arizona State before heading to University of Arizona, where he completed his medical degree in 1988. In 1992, he completed his OBGYN residency in Phoenix, where he has run his private practice for over 30 years. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Plimpton has served as an assistant clinical professor at the Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix since 2015 and conducted clinical trials as a principal investigator since 2017 with a focus on women’s health and pediatric vaccines. Dr. Plimpton is a highly respected physician in the community having earned Phoenix Magazine’s “Top Docs” award four times.
Carlos Lopez, MD graduated from medical school in Montemorelos, Mexico in August 1992. He has been a pediatrician since 1999 after he graduated from Pediatric Training Program at Texas Tech University. Dr. Lopez opened his private practice in Phoenix in 2001. Dr. Lopez began working in research in 2017 with a focus on women’s health and pediatric vaccine trials. His hobbies include reading, outdoor activities, and music. He also fluently speaks Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. He loves to spend time with his family and kids.
Iva Tirres, NP has worked in the medical field for 10 years after earning her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Grand Canyon University. Pivoting her focus from wound care to infectious diseases, Iva joined the clinical research industry in 2022 as a sub-investigator. In her role as a sub-investigator, Iva has been highly involved in all aspects of the trials at the Phoenix site.
After many years as a bedside nurse, Wendy Barrett, MSN, RN entered the clinical research industry in 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center as a research supervisor before moving on to become the research program manager. She transitioned to a new role at MedPharmics in 2022 as the Director of Clinical Operations, before MedPharmics was acquired by Velocity Clinical Research. Prior to her interest in research, Wendy earned undergraduate nursing degrees from the University of South Dakota and Grand Canyon University. Additionally, Wendy earned her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from Western Governors University.
Phoenix facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research, Phoenix, Arizona 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