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Milestones

  • March 2012 - Century Kit
    For certified coordinator, Kathryn (Kit) Dameron, CDT, CCRP, a diabetes, hypertension and chronic low back pain study will number 101, 102 and 103 studies under her belt. Congratulation, Kit, on the century milestone!
  • February 2012 - RBRA Celebrates 20 Years in Clinical Research
    20 years, and over 150 studies later, River Birch Research continues to bring new and exciting investigational therapies in clinical trials to Blue Ridge, GA and surrounding communities. Congratulations, RBRA (1992-2012).
  • December 2011 - Lewis & Dameron Get Certified
    Study Coordinators, Michelle Lewis, LPN, CCRP and Kathryn (Kit) Dameron, CDT, CCRP achieve their professional certification through SOCRA. Congratulations! Michelle has been involved in over 40 clinical trials in 4 years with RBRA and going. For Kit, this is her second certification, having previously been a CCRC certified coordinator through ACRP.
  • January 2011 - CARGO LLC
    Clinical Alliance Research Group or CARGO and River Birch Research establish a new alliance to ensure RBRA remains competitive in a challenging market.
  • November 2010 - Raque, CCRP
    Congratulations to Study Coordinator, Beth Raque, BSc, LPN, CCRP for becoming a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) through SOCRA. Beth has successfully lead or participated as a backup coordinator in more than 35 clinical trials over the past 3 years with RBRA.
  • July 2010 - Nashville, TN
    RBRA's Office of Administration moves to the Music City. New study leads, feasibilities, contract and budget work, and study startup will now be carried out in Nashville, TN. Sponsors are directed to contact the Office of the CRO to initiate a CDA.
  • March 2008 - New Specialties
    In the month of March, RBRA has added two new specialty areas to its research program: Oncology/Hematology and Sports Medicine. RBRA strives to bring specialty care and increase treatment options for patients through leading-edge clinical trials, and the addition of these specialty interests greatly bolsters these goals.
  • March 2008 - A Cancer Alliance
    RBRA has teamed up with Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) here in the RiverStone Medical Campus. We welcome Dr. John Manfredi, MD and Dr. William Whaley, MD, FACP to our group of investigators who specialize in treating patients with cancer.
  • March 2008 - Team Work
    RBRA has embraced a sporting culture this month. We welcome Dr. Mark Leski, MD and Dr. Stefanie Shaver, MD to our Sports Medicine Research Program. Not to be overlooked, however, Dr. Whaley, MD, FACP who recently joined our Oncology program is also the team internist for the National Hockey League's (NHL) Atlanta Thrashers. Go team go!
  • April 2008 - Expansion Phase
    RBRA's steady growth over the past decade has meant the need for more research space. Upon completion of Phase II (set for the end of February 2008) of RiverstoneMD, P.C., RBRA's current research facility is set to double, allowing for greater patient screening and enrollment, and reducing patient wait times.
  • January 2008 - Fresh Look
    To commemorate the beginning of the company's next 100 clinical trials studies, RBRA revamped its website. The new site features an easy to use layout and clean design, intended to provide information on RBRA's activities, to both sponsors and patients.
  • October 2007 - New Leadership
    Dr. Maxwell Eblaghie, PhD is hired as Chief Research Officer to head research operations at RBRA. A Duke University trained postdoctoral scientist, Dr. Eblaghie aims to bring a greater diversity of studies to meet RBRA's patients' ever changing medical needs.
  • July 2007 - Pediatrics Sense
    Dr. Kelly Koay, MD joins RBRA as research sub-investigator. Dr. Koay's training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics will assist RBRA's goals in securing more pediatrics clinical trials studies - a growing need in North Georgia.
  • December 2006 - Century Milestone
    A Pfizer-sponsored heartburn study brings RBRA's tally of clinical trials research studies to 100.

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