San Diego (La Mesa), California
Velocity Clinical Research, San Diego
Velocity's San Diego research site was founded in 1999 as eStudySite, by Dr. William O’Riordan, and acquired by Velocity in 2020. Through comprehensive research services agreements with each of its partner hospitals, the clinic has been able to conduct a broad range of in-patient and out-patient protocols spanning first-in-human/first-in-patient through to pivotal trials and post-marketing support. Our San Diego site has a worldwide reputation for excellence in conducting infectious disease trials including antibiotics, antivirals, vaccines, and diagnostic studies, consistently enrolling among the top 5% of participating sites. Over the last 20 years, the site has continued to grow its therapeutic area expertise to include: endocrinology, hepatology, dermatology, and gastroenterology, and has forged relationships in the community enhance recruitment of elderly and other sub-populations. Our bi-lingual research team successfully recruits and enrolls many Latinx study participants.
Accessible to several major highways, this ADA-compliant facility serves the greater San Diego area and includes an inpatient/outpatient infusion center. With more than 4,400 square-feet of dedicated research space the research team can efficiently and effectively conduct multiple concurrent studies. All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. All Nurses are ACLS certified and all other staff are BLS certified. The San Diego 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 San Diego (La Mesa)
The Velocity San Diego (La Mesa) 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.
Medical Director, Principal Investigator
J. Scott Overcash, MD joined eStudySite, now Velocity Clinical San Diego, in 2012 and serves as the lead Principal Investigator. Dr. Overcash is a board certified Emergency Physician with over 11 years of clinical research experience. He attended the University of North Carolina School of Medicine where he obtained his medical degree and completed their highly-ranked Emergency Medicine residency program. Dr. Overcash is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging, and an active member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. His work has been published in national peer reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine.
Allison “Allie” Davis is the Site Manager at our Velocity San Diego site. With more than 15 years research experience, she has experience as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and an ICU and Trauma RN. Since joining eStudySite in 2006, she has been instrumental in the evolution of operating practices within the Company and has managed multiple research sites. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
San Diego (La Mesa) facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research, San Diego 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