Raleigh, North Carolina
Velocity Clinical Research at Raleigh Neurology
Velocity's Neurology research site in Raleigh partners with Raleigh Neurology Associates, P.A., to conduct clinical trials related to disorders of the nervous system. Raleigh Neurology began conducting clinical trials in 1996 and later partnered with Meridian Clinical Research before being acquired by Velocity in 2022.
Through the partnership with Raleigh Neurology, the site is easily accessible to thousands of patients in the Research Triangle, including those established with the practice. All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. Our Raleigh 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 Raleigh
The Velocity Raleigh 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 neurology, Kenneth Carnes, MD, PhD received his undergraduate degree in neurobiology from Brown University, and earned a combined MD/PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Carnes completed a residency in adult neurology at Washington University Medical Center and a fellowship in Stroke Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Studies at Washington University. He also completed an internship in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Board certified in neurology, Casey F. Jeffreys, MD received her Bachelor of Science in neural science at New York University and her MD from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Jeffreys completed an internal medicine internship, neurology residency, and fellowship training in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology at Duke University. Additionally, she completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in epilepsy and sleep medicine at Duke University Medical Center.
Board certified in neurology and in Sleep Medicine through the American Boards of Sleep Medicine and of Psychiatry and Neurology, Thomas Perkins, MD, PhD has a subspecialty in sleep medicine. Dr. Perkins joined Raleigh Neurology in 1997, where he developed and now directs the Sleep Medicine Program, which has the distinction of being nationally accredited since 2002. He is actively involved in the clinical research of sleep disorders and epilepsy and enjoys opportunities to lecture on sleep-related topics, as well as publishing his research. He received his BS in biology in 1985 from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, his MD from the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM), and earned a PhD in neurobiology at NEOUCOM, in conjunction with Kent State University, studying the electrophysiologic and pharmacologic mechanisms of learning and memory. Dr. Perkins also completed an internship at Akron City Hospital.
Bradley Robottom, MD practices general neurology with special interests in clinical research and in the use of botulinum toxin (Botox®) for neurological disorders. Dr. Robottom earned an MD from the Medical University of South Carolina. Since then, he served on the faculty at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, and completed a movement disorders fellowship at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, receiving additional training in the management of Parkinson’s disease and tremor disorders there. He also completed an internal medicine internship and neurology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Systems and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Society.
John Scagnelli, MD, specializes in Multiple Sclerosis and Adult Neurology. Dr. Scagnelli received his BS in Human Development from Cornell University and earned his MD from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Fellowship to study the clinical care and research of patients with multiple sclerosis and related disorders at the University of Virginia, as well as a Neurology Residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the National MS Society and the American Academy of Neurology.
Raleigh facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research at Raleigh Neurology 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