The CarePoint Health Research Institute is headed by Executive Vice President, Dr. Jakey Patwari, a senior clinical scientist with more than 22 years of research and management experience. Dr. Patwari is housed at our organization’s corporate office, a state-of-the-art, 6000 square feet research facility located at Christ Hospital. Also housed at our corporate office is our organization’s support team consisting of managers and associates in Grants Management, Quality Assurance, Business Development and Marketing, Data Management and IT, Regulatory Affairs and a Recruitment Department. Our organization provides support in these areas to all three of our research centers.
Along with our Christ Hospital research center, we have two additional state-of-the-art research centers, approximately 4000 square feet each, located at Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center. Each of our research centers has their own core team consisting of a Medical Director, Research Director, Investigators, Sub-Investigators, Clinical Research Coordinators (both RN and non-RN), Administrator(s) and Clinical Assistants. All members of our research team are proficient in FDA regulations, ICH/GCP guidelines, local regulations and clinical trial processes and systems. We conduct both inpatient and outpatient phase II-IV studies in multiple therapeutic areas at all three of our research centers. Our research teams are dedicated to meet sponsors’ expectations and to fulfill their research needs.
The medical staff of all three hospitals comprises several hundred board-certified physicians who practice in all the major medical and surgical specialties. Our investigators have experience in conducting government and industry sponsored research. Each investigator conducting clinical trials within our three hospitals is responsible for following Standard Operating Procedures. In order to expedite a study timeline we can use sponsor-selected central IRB. We also work with WIRB and IntegReview. Our contract process has been streamlined with MCTA.
We also have a standardized budget rate and process. Our three hospitals also employ highly skilled advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, licensed technologists in all fields, dedicated ancillary and support staffs and an administration that is committed to advancing medical and scientific knowledge.