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Here’s What Volunteers Are Saying…

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

We are very grateful for all of our research volunteers.  At the conclusion of each study, we ask our volunteers to take the time to fill out a survey and let us know how we’re doing.  We pride ourselves on treating our patients with the highest level of professionalism and respect, all while providing quality study-related health care.

Recently M. of Norwich noted the study she participated in was to her body what “love is to the soul.”  (Wow…her words!)  S. of Mystic described our site as “friendly and comfortable.”  She continued, “I”ll do it again.” D. of North Stonington noted, “It was fascinating to me. I learned a lot.”

Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do.  Thank you to all those who participate in clinical trials at Coastal Connecticut Research. We are most grateful for your time and for your valued feedback!

If you curious about research, or have participated in a trial and want to share your experiences, contact us at (860) 443-4567. You can also email

Coastal Connecticut Research in the Community

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

It’s been a busy winter thus far at Coastal Connecticut Research.  We continue to serve the community through a variety of endeavors such as educational presentations and through our Mobile Memory Clinics.  Members of the CCRstudies team had the good fortune of visiting the AHEPA apartments on Hamilton Avenue in Norwich to conduct free memory screenings and we will be conducting a no cost Mobile Memory Clinic at the AHEPA apartments in Groton later this month. Thanks to Taylor Martinez of AHEPA for helping to coordinate this event. Her hospitality is greatly appreciated.

Mike Minarsky and his morning crew at Wolverine Radio 1690AM graciously provided us with the opportunity to be guests on the morning show.  CCRstudies team member MaryLou Gannotti was Mike’s guest for the hour.  The two discussed clinical research studies, and Mike was particularly interested in learning more about the Overactive Bladder study for women ages 65 and older.  There was also discussion on our Mobile Memory Clinics and no cost memory testing.  We highlighted our current research and discussed past studies as well.  It was a great opportunity to get the word out regarding studies and Mike and his morning crew have invited us back for a future appearance.  We can’t wait!

If you are a member of a community organization who wishes to learn more about Coastal Connecticut Research and our outreach endeavors, contact MaryLou Gannotti by phone at (860)443-4567 or email  If you would like to learn more about research, contact a member of the study team at (860)443-4567.

The Scoop on Poop

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

In a perfect world, we would all be bright, shiny, cheerful and have at least one really good bowel movement a day! Imagine how happy we would all be.  Does this sound too good to be true?  It is!  Currently over 42 million Americans poop less than three times per week.  And, for those individuals who are only moving their bowels three times per week, quite often their output is hard, small and painful to produce.  This, my friends, is constipation!

Okay, okay, we know…. when we were little kids growing up we decided it was really funny to talk about poop, or call someone a “poopyhead” (even though this wasn’t all that nice.)  As adults,  this once funny topic of poop can become quite frustrating, especially among those who have great difficulty having a bowel movement.

Having a regular bowel movement requires fiber.  That fiber can be produced as the result of consuming between 3 and 5 cups of fruits and vegetables each day. Those who rely on fast foods, processed foods and other “convenience” types of foods may find their diet is greatly lacking in fiber and essential nutrients.  People are also encouraged to drink plenty of fluids in order to get things moving!

In addition to limited fiber and poor diet, stress, travel and lack of activity are all said to contribute to constipation. There are also some individuals who become constipated due to the medications they are taking.

While a variety of factors can lead to the inability to poop, the end result is the lack of ability to move one’s bowel can create a tremendous amount of discomfort.

Coastal Connecticut Research will be conducting a future study on constipation.  The study doctors are Robert M. Spitz, MD and Alan Greenwald, MD.  If you would like to learn more about how to become a research volunteer and help others through your participation in research, contact a member of our team at (860)443-4567 or email  We would be happy to discuss the scoop on poop as well as other currently enrolling research trials.