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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.

CCRstudies on the Air!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Make sure your digital dial is set to Wolverine Radio next week!  CCRstudies will be hitting the airwaves with Wolverine Radio’s Mike Minarsky on January 10th from 9-10am for the morning show.  We look forward to sharing information regarding clinical research with Wolverine Radio listeners.

You can tune into the station on 1690 am or stream at .  Morning show host Mike Minarsky is graciously providing us with one hour to share information regarding our enrolling and upcoming clinical research studies.  We’ll discuss conditions such as overactive bladder, memory loss, constipation, migraine headaches, and feminine dryness.  We encourage listeners to call in with their questions, or call  us directly after the show at (860)443-4567.  MaryLou Gannotti will be chatting with Mike and we are hoping Diane Palmer, RN, Site Administrator and Plainfield native, makes an appearance back in her Eastern Connecticut stomping grounds.

We’ll “see” you on the radio!

Alzheimer’s Talk on the Air

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Recently, CCRstudies had the good fortune of going on the Lee Elci Radio Show on 94.9 News Now.  Lee, an affable host, allowed CCR’s MaryLou Gannotti, Public Relations and Communications Director, to have an open discussion on Alzheimer’s Disease, including promoting CCRstudies no cost memory testing through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. MaryLou also talked about the STARBEAM study, a clinical research trial testing an investigation add-on medication for those living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease.

To hear more, click on the play button below:

To learn more about CCRstudies Free Memory Testing, or the STARBEAM study, call 860-443-4567 or email

New 8 Visits CCRStudies

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

It was an exciting day here at CCRStudies in New London.  Today, New 8 Medical Reporter Jocelyn Maminta and her camera man Keith Porter visited CCRStudies to learn more about the facility and our current Hot Flash trial.  Jocelyn interviewed CCRStudies Medical Director Dr. Robert Spitz and Clinical Research Nurse Jessie Jellison.  We are also grateful to Kim G., one of our many wonderful patients, who spoke about her involvement in a past study. The interview is slated to air Wednesday, August 6th during the 5:30 p.m. telecast.  The profile will also be on the WTNH website for those who cannot catch the interview live.  As Jessie Jellison noted, the study truly is for “the good of the future” of women living with bothersome hot flashes.

Clinical Research Nurse Jessie Jellison describes the Hot Flash Trial to New 8

Clinical Research Nurse Jessie Jellison describes the Hot Flash Trial to New 8

On the Air Live

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

94.9 News Now afternoon host JB noted he was “blown away,” to learn about CCRStudies in New London.  On Wednesday, July 28th, Dr. Robert Spitz had the good fortune of being a guest on the 94.9 News Now afternoon show, where afternoon drive time host JB posed questions regarding the clinical research process.  Dr. Spitz noted on the air the clinical trial process is where researchers “look beyond the surface,” and examine a variety of issues which affect individuals everyday.  Dr. Spitz also noted the importance of running clinical trials on populations in general communities.   JB also posed various questions about hot flashes making note of the current hot flash study currently being conducted at CCRStudies.  We look forward to more airtime on 94.9 News Now and truly appreciate the opportunity to get the word out about the clinical trial process