Welcome to Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research


Clinical trials move medicine forward. Sponsors, such as pharmaceutical companies, governments and foundations fund medical research. Patients who participate in clinical research receive many advantages including treatment at no cost, access to expertise and resources such as expensive tests. Research volunteers shape the future and can have fun while helping others and themselves.

 

As a premier clinical research organization, we have conducted more than 1,000 clinical trials over 20 years and have worldwide recognition for providing patients access to cutting edge medical research. If you have a medical issue and want a research solution, or if you are a healthy volunteer, come visit our center and learn more. One of our experts will be happy to evaluate you.


Shape the Future

Clinical research is a process that gives back. Volunteers generate information that improves future health care outcomes for everyone.                        

Find relief with new treatments

Volunteers join research to seek relief from affliction and to better understand their conditions with support from our caring team.

Programs Offer Resources or Pay

Study participants receive medical tests, services, counseling and treatment at no charge. These measures may be unavailable to the general public!


We do research in many areas


Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Research
Worried About Your Memory?

“It is only through clinical studies that we will develop and test promising new strategies for treatment, prevention, diagnosis, and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer’s disease”.(Alzheimer’s Association)
 
If you or someone you know is concerned about memory loss or Alzheimer's disease, you may be eligible for one of our clinical research studies.
We currently have multiple Alzheimer’s disease and memory studies available.
Qualified study participants will receive all study-related care and medication at no cost. Compensation may be provided for time and travel. Health insurance is not needed.
To learn more call:
904-730-0166
Or sign up below!

**If this study doesn't work for you, check out our other STUDIES **

Psoriasis

Is Plaque Psoriasis Getting Under Your Skin? 

The CLARITY study might be able to help.

Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research is conducting a clinical research study for volunteers with plaque psoriasis.

To qualify, on must:
Be 18 years of age or older

Qualified participants may receive:
Payment for time & travel-study related care at no cost.

To receive more information, call or sign up below.
(904) 730-0166



**If this study doesn't work for you, check out our other STUDIES **





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Joyce Williams

If you have ever stepped foot into the Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research building on University Blvd. then you have probably met Joyce M. Williams. Joyce has been the “Director of First Impressions” here since March 2, 1998, and she became the first African American shareholder at JCCR in 2003.

Joyce is an ordained minister! She attended Jacksonville Theological Seminary and graduated in May 2007 with an Associate’s Degree in Religious Arts of Biblical Studies. She is very involved in her church; she is the Lead Vocalist, #1 Choir Director, Church Secretary, President of the Missionary Board, and Deaconess.

If all of this doesn't keep Joyce busy enough, she also collects thimbles - she has over one hundred! She also loves to color large coloring pads and books. Some of Joyce’s favorite foods are spaghetti, fried chicken and seafood. If you have met Joyce, you can agree that she has a great love for her job and all the people that she meets. 

Amanda Elwood

At Encore Research Group we have many employees who work behind the scenes and never get to meet patients. Amanda Elwood is a prime example, as she is a Regulatory Specialist at our Jacksonville office handling regulatory compliance and lots of the paperwork it takes to get new studies started. She has been with us for two years now.

To say Amanda loves animals is an understatement, since she has three dogs and four cats. We have to agree with her when she says “It’s a lot of work, but the snuggling makes it worth it!”

Amanda was born in Puerto Rico and she loves Hispanic foods! Some of her favorites are tostones, empanadillas and picadillo.

She is obsessed with The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. She also collects postcards from all of the places she visits. She spent a summer studying abroad and collected postcards from Switzerland, Amsterdam, France, and Italy.

Joy Viau

I do my part for the Encore Research community by doing what I can every day to make the Encore site family the best research network in the country. As chief financial officer, I manage the Encore treasury and provide support to all the “villagers” in our corporate community. 

I grew up in rural Virginia and married a sailor. After 17 moves in 30 years, we settled our family here in Jacksonville. I went to eight different universities during our many Navy duty stations and finally graduated from the University of North Florida. I have two beautiful daughters and a wonderful dance partner who loves to travel as much as I do. I also love dancing, creating paper art, reading, listening to music, and hiking anywhere. My favorite sports teams are the Jacksonville Suns, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Washington Redskins. I’ve rarely met a food I didn’t like.

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Why Our Volunteers Love Clinical Trials

Why do our volunteers want to participate in clinical trials?  Volunteers are often motivated by a combination of several reasons. Here are 6 of the top reasons to participate. 

1.        The potential of finding relief from their symptoms
We can’t promise relief from symptoms due to placebo and efficacy of the medication being tested.  However, the Hawthorne Effect proves that patients who participate in a research trial have better outcomes than those not participating. 

2.      To learn more about their condition
You might argue that to learn about a condition you can just look it up on the web, and we all do that.  However, often these websites can be misleading or provide the worst-case scenario results, which don’t apply to most of us. Another option is to ask your primary physician, and that is a good thing to do.  Unfortunately, physicians are often rushed or running behind and questions are forgotten.  Participating in a clinical trial provides you ample one on one time with a research professional and physician so that all your questions can be answered.

 3.      Access to new cutting-edge treatments
When participating in a clinical trial, there is access to new cutting edge treatments that are not available yet to the public. There can even be access to medications that have been newly FDA approved, but are much too expensive to afford.  Study required medications are most often provided at no cost!

 4.      Receiving medical care at no cost
Sponsors such as pharmaceutical companies, governments and foundations fund medical research through study grants. The grants fund local research sites for conducting the study so you don't pay a thing.  In fact, we don’t even ask you for your insurance information!  Can you believe most studies compensate patients for time and travel?

 5.      Making a difference
Clinical Trials help shape the future of medicine and healthcare.   Volunteer participation helps researchers discover more about health conditions and find better ways to treat them!

 6.      Moral and emotional support
Having medical conditions that others don’t necessarily understand can make some people feel alienated.  When involved in research, support staff understand the patient’s condition and what they may be experiencing and can provide moral and emotional support.

We will do everything we can to help find a trial that is a good fit for interested volunteers.  New clinical trials are constantly enrolling so do not be discouraged if we don’t currently have the perfect trial for you.  The majority of volunteers who completed a clinical trial are interested in participating in another one, so call us and find out your reason to participate!
 

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