Community Clinical Research is dedicated to the compassionate and ethical conduct of research for new pharmaceuticals targeting mental illnesses.
All study participants receive, at no cost, extensive initial psychiatric evaluations and carefully planned and monitored follow up visits. Most of our study participants also receive some compensation to acknowledge their time and their willingness to take part in a clinical trial. Whether study participants complete a study or leave a protocol early, we offer appropriate attention and medical intervention so that each ends his/her study participation as stable as his/her medical condition permits.
About Clinical Research Studies
Clinical Research Study
A clinical research study tests the effectiveness and safety of an investigational medication on a group of volunteers.
Participating in a Clinical Research Study.
If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness and would like access to an investigational medication, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study. The first step is to visit with a Community Clinical Research staff member. We will discuss your medical history and determine your eligibility for a particular study. And we will provide you with the information you will need to decide whether or not you would like to participate. This is known as the process of informed consent. We will discuss the study procedures, as well at the potential benefits and any known risks associated with the investigational medication being tested. This process allows you to ask questions and gather any further information you may need before deciding to participate in a clinical research study.
During a Clinical Research Study
Community Clinical Research conducts both outpatient and inpatient studies at our offices and clinic located at 8344 Cross Park Drive in Austin, Texas.
Participants in outpatient studies usually maintain their normal daily routines and visit with a study coordinator or other appropriate staff member at regular intervals, as determined by study schedules.
Inpatient study participants stay in our custom designed inpatient unit. Our inpatient unit has 20 beds with its own staff dedicated to research. Participants enjoy internet access, our pool table, therapeutic outings, our large screen plasma television, and the comforting and comfortable grounds surrounding our building. The staff at our inpatient unit has undergone rigorous training and focuses solely on the study participant. We do not use a study participant's health insurance benefits nor do we contact insurance companies.
After a Clinical Research Study.
Following participation in a Community Clinical Research study, individuals may receive up to three months of follow-up care. We attempt, whenever possible, to arrange continued access to a study medication for individuals who experience significant improvement during their involvement in a study. We want to give to the study participant and to his or her larger community a thoughtful and hopeful alternative.
We welcome any questions you might have about our work. If would would like additional information about participating in a study, please call us at (512) 323-2622 or toll-free at 1-866-798-2622.
David Brown M.D
Medical Director for Community Clinical Research, Inc.
Since 1994, as the principal investigator for Community Clinical Research, Dr. Brown has participated in over 300 studies of investigational medications for many mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, depression insomnia, addiction, Tourette's syndrome, chemical dependency and addiction. He has also worked as a consultant to various contract research organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and has served as a member of an institutional review board.
Dr. Brown earned a B.A. in Biology from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and an M.D. at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed residency training at Hermann Hospital and the Harris County Psychiatric Center in Houston, Texas. Afterwards, he participated in a fellowship for biological psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, Maryland. And as an associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Brown worked on projects focused on post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Brown is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1993, and licensed by the State of Texas as a physician since 1987. Dr. Brown is committed to providing hope through advances in medical research to those suffering from mental illness. He has dedicated his professional life to this pursuit.