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Welcome Jeannine Elliott RN!

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

We are delighted to welcome our new Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, Jeannine Elliott RN, to the CCRstudies team!   Jeannine has had a successful 20-year career as an RN, and her responsibilities have ranged from coordinating oncology clinical trials to serving as an ER nurse and patient educator.  She brings her enthusiasm and knowledge to the Coastal Connecticut Research office.
Jeannine is currently screening patients for our Constipation Study and she will be working on a variety of other clinical research trials. Jeannine holds an Associates of Science in Nursing and an Associates of Science in Liberal Arts from Three Rivers Community Technical College.  She is nearing the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  Jeannine holds an Oncology Nursing Certification, a Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certification and is CPR certified.  Welcome aboard Jeannine!

C’mon Down! Research Volunteers Needed!

Thursday, October 13th, 2016


Research volunteers are needed in Southeastern Connecticut.  Coastal Connecticut Research, located on Montauk Avenue in  New London,  seeks people from all backgrounds and all walks of life to participate in clinical research studies.

Our Certified Research Coordinators and Study Nurses Jessie Jellison Hatfield, LPN, Diane Palmer, RN and Beth Rogers, LPN are available to answer any questions you might have regarding your role in research.  Board-Certified physicians serve as the principal investigators on our studies, which include trials in women’s healthcare, neurology, and internal medicine.

You don’t have to be living with a major illness to participate in research. Healthy volunteers are currently needed for studies on conditions such as postmenopausal vaginal dryness,  urinary incontinence, and memory loss.  If you are someone who would like to take an active role in the future of healthcare and the development of medicines to treat individuals in the US and beyond, please consider becoming a research volunteer.  There is no cost to participate, no cost for study-related products and no insurance is needed.

Talk to a friendly and informative member of our team today.  Call (860)443-4567 or email  We look forward to hearing from you.

Your Neighborhood Nurses

Thursday, July 21st, 2016


Are you a Montville resident who has been curious about being a research volunteer?  Call one of your neighborhood nurses to learn more about research opportunities.  Diane Palmer, RN, Jessie Jellison Hatfield, LPN, and Beth Rogers, LPN are Montville residents who comprise the research nurse team at Coastal Connecticut Research, located at 342 Montauk Avenue in New London, CT.  The site is an easy drive from Montville down Route 32 or Old Colchester Road into New London.  (Or however your GPS sends you!)

Your neighborhood nurses would welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally about becoming a research volunteer. There is no cost to participate, no cost for the investigational study product, and no insurance is needed. Reimbursement is available for time and travel.

Call one of your Montville neighbors today at (860)443-4567 or email, or  Your neighborhood nurses would love to hear from you!

Research In New London

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Something we have heard on occasion is “I didn’t know they did research in New London!”  This phrase typically comes from an individual who meets a member of the CCRstudies team while attending one of the many community events we participate in.  Recently, CCRstudies had a booth at the Child & Family Agency CT Strong Job Fair held at New London High School.  To the delight of quite a few in attendance, we were able to share volunteer opportunities with people in regards to clinical trial participation.  Our next community event will occur on June 23rd at Chase Manor, 85 Norman Road in Norwich, as we conduct free memory screenings.

CCRstudies is a dedicated medical research facility specializing in health care clinical trials for women and men.  We are located at 342 Montauk Avenue in New London, above Montauk GYN.  Robert M. Spitz, MD, is the Founder and Medical Director of CCRstudies. Our medical team is comprised of board-certified physicians, APRN’s, RN’s, LPN’s, Clinical Research Coordinators and Qualified Dementia Care Specialists.

When we encounter someone who is not familiar with clinical research, we do our best to educate the individual in regards to what research trials entail. Typically, this involves explaining that during the course of a research study we will be evaluating an investigational medication for the treatment of a specific symptom or condition. In addition, there are trials that involve testing an investigational device, and some studies that do not involve medication, but are observational. We are also very clear that no research is conducted without the patient’s consent.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of clinical research studies here in New London.  If you are curious about what research entails, or would like to learn more about possibly volunteering, please contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 or email



Jessie Jellison, LPN, Q.D.C.S

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
Jessie Jellison, LPN, chats with Jocelyn Maminta of WTNH News 8.

Jessie Jellison, LPN, chats with Jocelyn Maminta of WTNH News 8.

Congratulations to CCRstudies team member Jessie Jellison, LPN, CRC and now – Q.D.C.S.  Jessie has earned the distinction through the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as being recognized as a Qualified Dementia Care Specialist.  Jessie successfully completed the Dementia Care Professionals of America’s (DCPA) Series I and II training programs.

Jessie’s new distinction represents the highest level of qualification offered by DCPA.  She is currently using her skills in memory care as part of the research team for the STARBEAM study, a clinical trial being conducted at CCRstudies in New London for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s mission is to provide optimal care to persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, as well as their families.  We are proud of Nurse Jessie for her hard work and proud to be affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.


Meet Carol Alexandrescu, MS, CRC

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Carol Alexandrescu, MS, CRC, NCPT,serves as a Clinical Research Coordinator at CCRStudies in New London.

Carol earned her BS and MS degrees at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and has had an impressive career, working both nationally and internationally in the field of clinical research. Her career includes assignments at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as John Radcliffe Hospital in England. Carol is a lifelong learner, and has continued with her professional studies during her career, earning a variety of certifications.

“In clinical research you see the impact of your work,” Carol notes, adding that she loves working at CCRStudies, where her job is extremely varied. “At CCRStudies we are so busy, time flies. I work with patients, I work in the lab, I work with pharmaceutical companies. The variety never gets old.” Carol and her husband Andrei, a college professor, have had the good fortune of having lived abroad in Europe for several years and their two children were born in Switzerland. The family currently resides in the seaside village of Niantic where they enjoy activities such as biking and walking the beach in search of sea glass. The family members are also avid soccer fans.

Carol is often the first point of contact at CCRStudies, conducting initial telephone screenings with patients. Her calm demeanor, sharp intellect, and professional qualifications have made Carol an invaluable asset to CCRStudies.