Clinical Research Development Associates, LLC - Working with Industry to bring Clinical Research to Communities
Clinical Research Development Associates, LLC  is a New York State Corporation founded in 2005.  The research site is located in the sprawling community of Springfield Gardens, New York.  The President and CEO is Dr. David Scott who also serves as its Research Director.  Dr. Scott is a board-certified Nephrologist and Internist who also has expertise in Kidney Disease,  Hypertension and Diabetes.  Dr. Scott is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine.  Dr. Scott trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at Harlem Hospital Center; College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Dr. Scott has extensive academic experience.  He served as Director of Nephrology and Hypertension for several years at Mary Immaculate Hospital in affiliation with Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Center in New York City.  He also chaired for several years the Leadership Council of the New York American Diabetes Association.  Dr Scott has been recognized by a number of professional organizations for his excellence in teaching, patient care, and research.  Dr. Scott has been the Principal Investigator in over 70 clinical trials and has authored a number of articles in peer-review journals.  Dr. Scott is also the C0-Founder of a non-profit organization, Empowered Health Partnerships ( which collaborates with Community-Based Organizations to translate and apply new information acquired in clinical research in targeted communities.  The therapeutic areas in which Dr. Scott has worked include diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney diseases, cardiovascular medicine, and obesity.  The vision of Clinical Research Development Associates is to expand to other therapeutic areas by creating a network of research sites composed of primary care physicians, independent dialysis facilities, and other specialists.
The mission of Clinical Research Development Associates is to increase under-represented populations' participation in clinical research.  These targeted populations include women, ethnic and racial minorities, and the elderly. These goals will be achieved by:
1.  Training community-based physicians as Principal Investigators
2.  Creating a network of community-based research sites
3.  Developing educational, community-based programs designed to engage and educate patients on the positive aspects of participating in clinical research.
4.  Developing a database of  the targeted population participation in local, regional, and global clinical trials.
5.  Establishing a Site Management Organization to coordinate local community-based   physicians'  efforts to manage clinical trials in their office
Clinical Research Development Associates is fully staffed with experienced and competent personnel.  A short profile on the staff is outlined below:
Research Director, CEO, and Principal Investigator.  Dr. Scott is a board-certified Internist and Nephrologist.  Dr. Scott has been in academic, research, and clinical practice for 15 years.
American Diabetes Association, Outstanding Achievement Through Fund raising and Volunteer Leadership Support 2003
Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2003-2010; Castle Connolly Guide
Best Doctors New York City 2004; Better Living Magazine
Top Nephrologist in New York 2006-10; Network Journal
Superdoctors 2008; New York Times
Kiwanis Club Everyday Heroes Award 2008
Ms. Wills is a Clinical Research Nurse with 6 years of experience coordinating clinical research.  In addition to clinical research, Ms. Wills has a longstanding background in dialysis.  She has also worked in numerous hospital settings including medical-surgical unit and emergency room.  Ms Wills brings extensive nursing expertise to     
Ms. Clarke has worked as a clinical trial coordinator for 6 years.  She has extensive research experience in diabetes, hypertension, and sleep disorders.  Ms. Clarke presently serves as a start-up and recruitment specialist and Lead Coordinator for CRDA.
Ms Peterson has worked for CRDA since 2005.  She serves as office and research manager and coordinates the day to day research activity of CRDA.  Ms. Peterson has worked for Dr. Scott for 7 years.
Mr. Hennington works as the Medical Assistant and is responsible for processing all of the research laboratory tests.    He is a graduate of Grambling University with a BS in Biology.  Mr. Hennington has worked for CRDA for 3 years  He also provides technical support for CRDA.
Garnett is a recent graduate of Spelman College and in her short tenure with CRDA has mastered research skills in a number of therapeutic areas
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