Washington, District of Columbia
Velocity Clinical Research, Washington DC
Velocity's research site in Washington, DC partners with Spring Valley Pediatrics to conduct clinical trials related to conditions that affect children and adolescents under the age of 21, including vaccines. Spring Valley Pediatrics provides personalized care for infants, children, adolescent children, and young adults. Founded in 1930, the practice was one of the first medical offices focused on the care of infants and children in the Washington area. Spring Valley Pediatrics began conducting clinical trials with Meridian Clinical Research in 2021 before being acquired by Velocity in 2022.
Located in a populated area near American University and a local hospital, 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 DC 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 Washington
The Velocity Washington 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.
Joanna Sexter, MD, FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician who has been in private practice in Washington, DC since 2000. Dr. Sexter completed her undergraduate studies at Tufts University where she earned a BA in Child Study. She earned her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at Georgetown University Hospital where she was recognized as Resident of the Year. Dr. Sexter is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, member of the DC Osler Medical Society and Foxhall Women Physicians Association. She was recognized as one of Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctors in Pediatrics. Dr. Sexter is also a clinical Instructor on staff at Georgetown University Hospital, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University Hospital, and a medical staff member at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Peter Warfield, MD, MPH, FAAP, cares for children of all ages with an emphasis on childhood development as well as sports medicine and adolescent medicine. Dr. Warfield completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Richmond and earned a Masters of Public Health degree at the George Washington University. He earned his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY and completed a pediatric residency at The Golisano Children’s Hospital at University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Warfield is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Washington, D.C. Osler Medical Society. He is recognized as one of Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctors and serves as the Consulting Pediatrician for several schools in the Washington area.
Washington facility features
The Velocity Clinical Research, Washington DC 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