Clinical Research Site Information | Sponsor & CRO Information
Seattle Women’s Health, Research, Gynecology® is dedicated to the highest quality medical research for women and men. Over the past nineteen years, we have conducted over 200 phase II, III, and IV studies in many areas of women's health and general medicine.
We have particular expertise in:
- Disorders of Lipid metabolism
- General Adult Medicine
- HPV/Lower Genital Tract Neoplasias
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Uterine Safety
- Vaginal Atrophy
Proven Record of Success
Our Director and Principal Investigator, Dr. Robin Kroll, is regularly on-site and personally supervises all aspects of every study. She is responsible for review and approval of all contracts and budgets, which allows for rapid study start-up. Our experienced providers meet with each study participant on a regular basis, creating a comfortable and informed relationship which leads to high retention and dependable volunteers. We utilize central IRBs at the sponsors’ request and we are not under the jurisdiction of a local IRB.
Our emphasis is on Good Clinical Practice, with our subjects' health and well-being as our principal obligation. Seattle Women’s regularly receives testimonials from sponsors and monitors praising the high quality of our work, as well as for meeting and often exceeding enrollment goals. Seattle Women's has a committed database of reliable volunteers actively maintained and developed by a trained recruitment team. We have low screen fail rates and excellent retention as a result of careful subject selection and screening.
Seattle Women’s serves a broad population of women and men throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our 4400 square foot facility is conveniently located approximately one mile from the University of Washington. We offer free parking and excellent proximity to public transportation.
Our monitors enjoy ample space in well-appointed offices with convenience of in-room copiers and internet connections. We have hotels and restaurants in walking distance to decrease travel time. We are a thirty minute drive north of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which has direct flights to most major metropolitan areas.
We offer a complete range of gynecologic procedures on-site including:
- Bone densitometry
- Endometrial biopsy
- Loop electroexcisional procedure
Seattle Women’s also features a venipuncture facility on site with staff trained in hazardous material processing, storing and shipping. SOP’s, lab protocols, and thorough training ensure that staff meets the high quality standards for specimen sampling and handling.
Sponsor/CRO Experience: We have worked with most major pharmaceutical companies, CROs, and central IRB’s including:
SPONSORS: 3M Pharma • Abbott Laboratories • Agile • Bayer • BD Diagnostics • BioSante Pharma • Beohringer Ingelheim • Eli Lilly • GlaxoSmithKline • Johnson & Johnson • Kimberly-Clark • McNeil • Merck • Novartis • Noven • Pfizer Inc • Proctor & Gamble • Solvay • TAP • Teva • Warner Chilcott • Watson • Wyeth
CROs: Covance • Health Decisions • Icon • INC Research • Kendle • Paraxel • Pharm-Olam • PPD • Quintiles
IRBs: Aspire • Compass • Copernicus • Chesapeake • Quorum • Independent IRB, Inc • Schulman Associates IRB • WIRB
Robin Kroll, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. serves as the Director of Seattle Women’s: Health, Research Gynecology®. She is assisted by Susan Vendeland, ARNP and Irene Piekarski, M.D. as sub-investigators. Seattle Women’s employs a team oriented approach, with five experienced Clinical Research Coordinators (four of whom are certified), research assistants, ultrasound technicians, bone densitometrists, and two full time recruitment staff.
Dr. Kroll is a leader in women's healthcare and has been practicing in Seattle since 1986. She is re-certified annually by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and holds a certification as a Menopause Clinician by the North American Menopause Society. Dr. Kroll has additional training in bone densitometry, vulvar disorders, and female sexual dysfunction. In addition to her research activities Dr. Kroll maintains a clinical practice at Seattle Women’s and lectures frequently on topics such as menopause, perimenopause, osteoporosis, PMS, and state of the art developments in contraception and hormone replacement.
Please contact Masresha Zenebe, Business Administrator. Phone: 206-522-3330 x 107