For Sponsors

Pulmonary Associates of Richmond participates in research in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine

Overview

  • Sponsor Liaison: Laura Lincoln, RN, MHA, 804-591-3187
  • Independent private practice pulmonary medicine research site
  • Central IRBs used for most studies
  • Extensive experience with Remote Data Entry and electronic diary collection as well as data collection via the Internet
  • Two full-time research facilities
  • Next to Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and less than one mile from CJW Medical Center Chippenham Campus in Richmond, VA
  • 32 Board Certified Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care medicine physicians and 23 nurse practitioners/physicians assistants in five metro Richmond offices
  • Research-related care provided at no cost

Facilities/Equipment/Capabilities

Boulders Office Park Facilities

(near Chippenham and Powhite Parkway in south Richmond)

Boulders Research Center

  • 2,800 square feet of office space with state-of-the-art equipment
  • 4 exam rooms with locked storage for study records and medications
  • Drug storage refrigerators and -20 and -80 degree Celsius freezers
  • Refrigerated and ambient centrifuges
  • Kitchen for meal preparation in lengthy pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic studies

Boulders Pulmonary Practice Center (adjacent to Research Center)

  • One-story suite with ample patient parking
  • 9,200 square feet of office space with 18 exam rooms
  • Two Pulmonary Function Lab including plethsmography, emergency cart, and oxygen
  • Onsite Lab with slide preparation for sputum and cytology studies
  • 4-bed Sleep Lab with capability to conduct sleep research, 24-hour serial spirometry and PK testing.

Santa Rosa Facilities

(In Forest Office Park near Forest Ave. & Three Chopt Rd. in Richmond’s West End)

Santa Rosa Research Center

  • 2,000 square feet of office space with 3 exam rooms and 1500 square foot patient dining area
  • Onsite Phlebotomy Lab
  • Drug storage refrigerators and -20 and -80 degree Celsius freezers
  • Centrifuge
  • Certified Cardio-Pulmonary Stress Test Lab for use during exercise testing
  • Onsite full pulmonary testing and plethysmography

Santa Rosa Pulmonary Practice Center (adjacent to Research Center)

  • 8,200 square feet of office space with 18 exam rooms and 11 physicians
  • 4-bed monitored Sleep Center that can accommodate patients in serial testing

Pulmonary Associates Sleep Centers

  • Three fully equipped Sleep Labs (Boulders, Santa Rosa, Colonial Crossing)
  • State-of-the-art technology that can tailor sleep studies to meet any sponsor requirements

Patient Demographics

PAR is located in the Richmond metropolitan area of Central Virginia and draws patients from a 75 mile radius.

Richmond Metro Demographics

  • Population: 882,000
  • 49% male, 51% female
  • 66% Caucasian, 30% African-American, 4% other ethnicities
  • Avg. age: 37

Practice Demographics/Volunteer Enrollment Area

  • 20,000 patients annually, avg. age 65
  • We enroll many patients from our practice but also use advertising and physician referrals

To learn more about our research capabilities or discuss a trial, call Laura Lincoln, RN, MHA, 804-591-3187