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What’s New at CCRstudies

Monday, May 6th, 2019

What’s new at Coastal Connecticut Research?  We’ve been busy this spring!  (Although with all the rain in April and early May, we’re kind of still waiting for that lovely spring weather!)

We visited the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center in late April where Dr. Robert M. Spitz discussed the important role women play in healthcare research.   Special thanks to those who attended and asked questions regarding topics ranging from the changes in birth control over the past 30 years and physiological changes that occur with menopause. We also participated in the Mind, Body and Soul Event at Genesis Rehabilitation in Groton, better known as the Groton Regency.  We have a variety of events scheduled in May.  We’ll be visiting the MS Dream Center of Rhode Island on May 7th, we’re conducting a Mobile Memory Clinic at the Public Library of New London from 1-3pm on May 8th and we’ll be attending the Southeast Senior Network and M Team May meetings.  In June Dr. Robert Spitz will be addressing the Southeast Senior Network at their monthly meeting where he will introduce those in attendance to clinical research and the role of the volunteer.

We are grateful for the opportunity to connect with people from the community.  If you are interested in an education presentation or Mobile Memory Clinic, contact MaryLou Gannotti at 860-443-4567 or email marylou@ccrstudies.com.

On the Road with CCRstudies

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Coastal Connecticut Research has been busy in the past few weeks as part of the CCRstudies speaker series.  In March we traveled to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center where Dr. Robert M.  Spitz, our medical director and a primary investigator, discussed the important role women have played in clinical research studies and gave an overview of some of the studies we have conducted at our site. Dr. Spitz also addressed a large group at Waterford Senior Services on the condition of Overactive Bladder,  including signs and symptoms of OAB.  He highlighted some of the products evaluated at our site as part of OAB clinical research trials.  There we some great questions from the group and the event was followed up by a podcast recording on Overactive Bladder for the Waterford Senior Buzz with Kathy Pierce, assistant director for Waterford Senior Services.  Call to learn more about how your organization or group can be a part of the CCRstudies Speaker Series. Call (860) 443-4567 or email MaryLou Gannotti at marylou@ccrstudies.com.  Here’s a highlight from the OAB event:

Sweating From Hot Flashes?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

They say “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” But, what if that kitchen is without an exit?  Two thirds of American women are reported to suffer from postmenopausal hot flashes.  If you no longer get your monthly menstrual period, and you are living with bothersome hot flashes, you may be interested in learning more about a clinical research study underway in New London testing a non-hormonal investigational medication for the treatment of hot flashes.  Women 40-65 may be eligible to participate in the research study.

It’s summer in Southeastern Connecticut and the weather has been hot and humid, which makes those living with hot flashes extremely uncomfortable.  Participation in The Hot Flash Study could lead to a new treatment for this condition and increased understanding of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.

Contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 to see if you may qualify, or take the pre-screener online at http://www.thehotflashstudy.com. You are also welcome to email MaryLou@ccrstudies.com.  There is no cost to participate in the research study, no insurance needed.  Reimbursement of up to $525 is available for time and travel.  The study consists of 7 office visits over the course of 3 months.

Study visits will take place on Montauk Avenue in New London.  Dr. Robert Spitz and Dr. Craig McKnight are the local study gynecologists.

If you are a woman living with hot flashes, you are welcome to call (860)443-4567.