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Welcome to Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research

Clinical trials move medicine forward. Sponsors, such as pharmaceutical companies, governments and foundations fund medical research. Patients who participate in clinical research receive many advantages including treatment at no cost, access to expertise and resources such as expensive tests. Research volunteers shape the future and can have fun while helping others and themselves.


As a premier clinical research organization, we have conducted more than 1,000 clinical trials over 20 years and have worldwide recognition for providing patients access to cutting edge medical research. If you have a medical issue and want a research solution, or if you are a healthy volunteer, come visit our center and learn more. One of our experts will be happy to evaluate you.

Shape the Future

Clinical research is a process that gives back. Volunteers generate information that improves future health care outcomes for everyone.                        

Find relief with new treatments

Volunteers join research to seek relief from affliction and to better understand their conditions with support from our caring team.

Programs Offer Resources or Pay

Study participants receive medical tests, services, counseling and treatment at no charge. These measures may be unavailable to the general public!

We do research in many areas

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Research
Worried About Your Memory?
If you or someone you know is concerned about memory loss or Alzheimer's disease, you may be eligible for a clinical study called ENGAGE.
The ENGAGE study will assess they safety and potential efficacy of an investigational medication to determine whether it can slow the progression of symptoms in early Alzheimer's disease, such as memory loss.
In order to qualify you must:
  • be between 50-85 years of age
  • be experiencing symptoms that might be related to early Alzheimer's disease, such as problems with memory or thinking clearly
Additional eligibility requirements can be found by searching clinicaltrials.gov
Qualified participants will receive all study-related care and medication at no cost. Compensation may be provided for time and travel. Health insurance is not needed.
To learn more call:

Diabetes and High Cholesterol

Do You Have Diabetes and HIGH CHOLESTEROL?
Seeking volunteers for a research study to evaluate an investigational medication in individuals with diabetes and high cholesterol.
There are additional study requirements to qualify for participation. 
Qualified participants will receive study‐related medication and study‐related medical exams at no cost. Qualified participants will receive compensation for time and travel. No insurance is required. 
For more information call:
(904) 730-0166

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Our Staff

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Gary Fusani

I graduated from UNF in 2010, and will soon begin my sixth year with the Encore Research Group! I’m a software developer; I design and program the systems our staff use every day to run clinical studies. I’ve helped create our website and management software, as well as a data capture system that has allowed us to work with local drug companies. I’m proud and grateful to manage our database of nearly 60,000 patients and do my part in advancing medical research.

I’m also part of a start-up company called Optimal Bagging, we won the technology category at One Spark three weeks ago for our design of the world’s fastest trash bag! It was a lot of fun, check us out at http://www.fastestbag.com/

Outside of work I enjoy training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and surfing. I love video games too, they were very influential in giving me an early interest in computers. I’m also a big fan of music and a decent guitar player. My friends and family are the most important to me and I spend a lot of time with them.

Lateshia Taylor

Lateshia Taylor is a research assistant at the JCCR university office and has been a member of our research family for ten years. She loves to travel and try new outdoor adventures with her son, Shumbae. And when she says adventures, she’s talking zip-lining, camping and river-rafting. Her favorite sport is football and she is a Jaguars fan, but as the mom of a busy six-year-old, she also appreciates quiet time reading and the occasional pampering pedicure or massage. 

While she tells us that she doesn’t really have a favorite food, she does warn us that she will NOT eat peas or beans. She hates peas and beans. 

Lateshia admits that her guilty pleasure is messy reality TV, but since she just moved into a new house, we doubt that she’ll have much time to indulge in that for a while. She will be occupied with decorating and arranging her new space – making a home sweet home.

Congratulations on your new adventure Lateshia!

Joy Viau

I do my part for the Encore Research community by doing what I can every day to make the Encore site family the best research network in the country. As chief financial officer, I manage the Encore treasury and provide support to all the “villagers” in our corporate community. 

I grew up in rural Virginia and married a sailor. After 17 moves in 30 years, we settled our family here in Jacksonville. I went to eight different universities during our many Navy duty stations and finally graduated from the University of North Florida. I have two beautiful daughters and a wonderful dance partner who loves to travel as much as I do. I also love dancing, creating paper art, reading, listening to music, and hiking anywhere. My favorite sports teams are the Jacksonville Suns, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Washington Redskins. I’ve rarely met a food I didn’t like.