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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.

Observational Alzheimer’s Study

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Volunteers are needed for an exploratory, observational clinical study for memory loss in New London.  The study is looking to see if having markers for dementia, such as brain wave patterns, blood, and cognition will help diagnose and monitor Alzheimer’s Disease more easily and earlier in the future.  Coastal Connecticut Research is seeking individuals in the early stages of memory loss to participate in this clinical research trial.

If you or someone you know living with dementia is under the age of 90, you may be eligible to participate in this clinical research study.  Neurologist Dr. Laurence Radin is the study doctor.  The study team is comprised of highly trained nurses and Qualified Dementia Care Specialists.

Study tests are non-invasive.  All study-related labs, exams and testing are provided at no cost.  No insurance is required. Reimbursement is available for time and travel.  If you have questions or interest in this study, contact a member of the CCRstudies team at (860)443-4567 or email

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!

CCRstudies to Conduct Mobile Memory Clinic

Friday, March 11th, 2016


CCRstudies is a member of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

CCRstudies is a member of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

CCRstudies in New London  will be conducting a Mobile Memory Clinic at the East Lyme Senior Center on Wednesday, March 30th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Diane Palmer, RN and Qualified Dementia Care Specialist, will administer memory testing to those who register in advance with the East Lyme Senior Center. CCRstudies is a member of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The test serves a key role in the early detection of memory loss in individuals.

In addition to free memory testing, CCRstudies will also present information on current Alzheimer’s Research underway in New London testing an investigational add-on medication.

There is no cost to attend the event, but pre-registration is requested for the memory testing which will begin promptly at 9:30am. Memory Screenings can be set up through the East Lyme Senior Center. For further information on the event, contact MaryLou at CCRstudies at (860)443-4567.

DPN Study

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Over half of all those living with Type II Diabetes will develop DPN.

DPN, or Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, is a condition that results due to chronically high blood sugar levels resulting in nerve damage.  Symptoms of DPN can include pain, numbness and tingling in the feet, discomfort, and burning sensations.  Due to nerve damage, complications can arise for the individual living with DPN.

Diabetes has been described as a global epidemic, with nearly 26 million Americans living with the condition. Poor diet, lack of exercise, and increasing obesity rates are often to blame for the Type II diabetes crisis in the US.

CCRstudies has been enrolling eligible volunteers for a study looking at the effectiveness of a nutritional food in the treatment of diabetic foot pain.  The nutritional therapy, Metanx, is a FDA approved medication containing a combination of the active forms of folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. These vitamins are said to work together to increase blood flow to the nerves.

Metanx differs from standard over the counter vitamins since it is considered a “medical food.” Medical foods have been specially formulated to address distinct nutritional requirements of a specific disease or condition. Metanx is only available by prescription.

The study team consists of Edward J. McDermott, Jr MD, Laurence Radin MD, Andrea Stewart, APRN, Diane Palmer, RN, CCRC, Jessie Jellison, LPN, CRC and Carol Alexandrescu, MS, CRC.

Those interested in learning more about the DPN study can call 860-443-4567.

Alzheimer’s Research

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Geras Study Flyer

Have You or a Loved One Received Care for Memory Impairment?

A Study for Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Mild Dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease

A research study is being conducted to gather information about caring for patients diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Mild Dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Patients may qualify for the study if they:

  • Are between 55 and 85 years old
  • Have a reliable family member or friend willing to serve as a study partner and attend all study visits

If you choose to participate in this study, you will help us to collect information that may help others affected by Alzheimer’s disease in the future.

Study Team: Dr. Laurence Radin, Andrea Stewart APRN, Diane Palmer RN

Call (860)443-4567 to learn more or email





Hope for Depression

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Some say happiness is a choice, but those who suffer from depression know it is a debilitating illness that robs you of joy and pleasure. Mood swings, poor concentration, loss of sleep, lethargy, and sadness are some of the symptoms of depression people live with each day. While many suffering from depression seek treatment, some individuals are hesitant or ashamed to seek help. Others might think they are just suffering from “the blues,” not realizing how debilitating their illness has become to them and those around them.

CCRStudies in New London has been given the opportunity to improve the lives of those living with depression through a clinical research trial testing an investigational medication for the disease.

Recently, staff from CCRStudies attended a conference on this investigational medication in Chicago. Diane Palmer, RN, CCRC, and Site Administrator at CCRStudies said “A lot of anti-depressant medications are not effective. When dosages are increased, side effects are also increased.” The investigational medication being tested as part of the depression clinical trial is in a new class of drugs that work in conjunction with antidepressants. Currently, many antidepressant users are prescribed a higher dosage in order to reach the desired effect of their current medication. The investigational medicine ultimately works to halt the use of higher dosing, therefore decreasing the chances of burdensome side effects of some antidepressants.

Carol Alexandrescu, a Clinical Research Coordinator for CCRStudies who also attended the conference notes, “We should all be concerned about depression. One out of two people will be diagnosed with mental illness at some point, and a major depression is a leading diagnosis. By 2020, depression is expected to be second only to cardiovascular disease in disease burden.”

CCRStudies will be looking for volunteers to participate in the clinical research trial for depression in the upcoming months. Study volunteers do not require medical insurance and reimbursement for time and travel is offered. Certified Clinicians Andrea Bartels APRN, Andrea Stewart APRN, and Diane Palmer RN, CCRC, will be conducting depression evaluations and screenings as part of the clinical trial process.