Newport Beach Neurologists

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Newport Beach Neurologists conduct relevant clinical trials in partnership with Newport Beach Clinical Research Associates, Inc. Currently we are enrolling patients in studies for chronic pain, migraine, and multiple sclerosis. For the most updated clinical trial information, visit www.newportbeachresearch.com.

Contact information:

Newport Beach Clinical Research Associates, Inc.
3900 West Coast Hwy, Suite 330
Newport Beach CA 92663
Phone: 949.631.2917
Fax: 949.631.2918

Newport Beach Clinical Research Associates, Inc. is an independent research center with a team that has dedicated the last nine years to performing clinical trials in the most precise and effective way possible for the advancement of medicine, while always keeping patients’ rights and safety as our top priority. We currently specialize in neurology based trials and are affiliated with Newport Beach Neurologists and the Multiple Sclerosis Center of California.

What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are required to prove the safety and efficacy of new medications in order to obtain FDA approval for marketing. These studies are typically divided into four different stages: Preclinical testing is generally done first in animals. The studies are then conducted in a small sample of healthy volunteer study participants. Next, studies are performed in larger groups of participants who have the actual disease or condition. Once the treatment is approved for marketing by the FDA, additional information may be collected from many patients in a post-marketing surveillance program to establish a broader usage.

Clinical trials are conducted under very careful supervision by the pharmaceutical companies and the FDA during and throughout the studies, and according to strict guidelines outlined prior to starting any study. Volunteer safety and health status information is carefully monitored via physician and research coordinators as well as by pharmaceutical company representatives throughout each study participation and follow-up period. Approval by an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB) is required prior to and throughout the course of every research study. The IRB is dedicated to the protection of study volunteers and includes members of the medical and legal professions as well as general public (such as religious leaders, social workers, well informed citizens).

Why participate in a clinical trial?
Study volunteers are at the heart of our business at Newport Beach Clinical Research Associates. Benefits to volunteering include careful evaluation of your personal health by a team headed by physicians renowned in their field of expertise, provided at no cost to you; opportunities to receive new therapies before they are made available to the general public; and the knowledge that you are making a personal contribution to the advancement of global health care. Often compensation is available to study volunteers for time and travel associated with participation.

Ricky V. Cortes
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Ricky has over 10 years experience running almost 40 Phase II, III, IV, and Post-Marketing clinical drug trials. He is sponsor trained in GCP/ICH guidelines and IATA and CPR certified. Ricky is NBCRA's regulatory document specialist.

Erin O'Carroll-Godinez,M.S.P.H.
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Erin began conducting Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials with NBCRA five years ago after finishing her Master of Science in Public Health at Harvard University. She also has experience designing and implementing qualitative health-based research projects around the world, from Malawi and Kenya, to India and New York.

Paolo Rodriguez
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Paolo is currently involved in nine Phase III, IV, and Post-Marketing clinical drug trials with NBCRA and the MS Center of Southern California. He is sponsor trained in GCP/ICH guidelines and IATA and CPR certified.

Cecil Sta.Ana
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Cecil has been with NBCRA for three years and is currently in charge of several post-marketing migraine trials.

Mission Statement

Newport Beach Neurologists specializes in the treatment of pain, severe chronic headache, and multiple sclerosis.

Our guiding philosophy is that pain can stem from the body, the mind, or both. Thus, we are structured as an integrative entity equipped with all resources-medical, psychiatric, and psychological-to help patients manage pain and multiple sclerosis.