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Dr. DiBuono and I are experienced clinical researchers having performed over 100 multi-center trials between the two of us. Richmond Behavioral Associates is located at the extreme south end of Staten Island, only two miles from New Jersey. Dr. DiBuono has accumulated an extensive database of patients from over 20 years practice in the area. We conduct trials covering the full range of CNS diagnoses including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Insomnia.

We perform Phase II, III and post marketing studies for all central nervous system indications. Our office has all the requisite components for clinical studies including safe drug storage, blood drawing facilities (including ECG), and four full time experienced coordinators.

Metrics

    • Frequently top three in enrollment from database and referrals
    • Top enrollment in Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimers, Anxiety Disorders
    • Consistently top 10% enrollment, excellent retention
    • Regulatory ready within one week (One day contract turnaround)
    • Utilize Central IRB
    • Ecrf completion 48 hours of visit   (48 hour query resolution)
    • Low placebo response rate

Facilities

    • 5,000 square feet
    • 2 Dedicated monitoring offices
    • 2 examination/testing rooms
    • 1 Dedicated drug room

Equipment

    • All ecgs, blood pressure, centrifuges, thermometers, stadiometer calibrated on 6 month basis
    • -20 degree centigrade freezer (daily access to dry ice)
    • -20 degree refrigerated centrifuge

Staffing

    • 2 Board certified Psychiatrists, inclusive Geriatric Psychiatry Boards
    • 1 Board eligible Child Psychiatrist (taking boards)
    • 1 Licensed Psychologist/Neuropsychologist
    • 4 Full Time Study Coordinators (2 CCRC certified)
    • 2 Data Entry Specialists
    • 1 Regulatory/Marketing specialist
    • Sub I Board certified Ophthalmologist for any eye examinations necessary (optovue)

Assessments

    • Trained and certified in:
    • Diagnostics instruments in CNS i.e. SCID,
    • Assessments in Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety,
    • Tourettes, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, Neuropsychological assessments
    • Cog-State, MATRICS, UPSA) Quality Outcomes

Licensures

    • CLIA waiver
    • NYS Research License for All Scheduled Drugs
    • DEA Research License