Anderson, South Carolina

Velocity Clinical Research, Anderson

Velocity’s research site in Anderson was founded in 2013 as part of VitaLink Research, and acquired by Velocity in 2021. The Anderson location has a strong track record of success with respiratory trials, including COPD and Asthma. In recent years the site has worked to become more therapeutically diverse, with trials in diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and a variety of vaccines. All trials are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP.

Conveniently located near Downtown Anderson, this site shares a building with a Pulmonology office providing the research team with easy access to potential patients. Ample patient parking is also available. Our Anderson site is located just over one mile from the local hospital. The Anderson team is committed to being a resource for study volunteers, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness and to advancing medicine through research.

Velocity Clinical Research, Anderson
1214 N. Fant Street, Anderson, SC 29621

Phone: (864) 965-0190

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About Velocity Clinical Research

155,000+ people have a joined a study at Velocity

Many people enjoy the study experience and have joined several clinical trials at Velocity.

Velocity has decades of research experience

With sites that were established as long ago as 1986, Velocity has experts who have supported clinical trials for decades.

Velocity studies are led by healthcare professionals

All clinical trials conducted at Velocity are overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Our experienced research team in Anderson

Every clinical trial is overseen by a Principal Investigator – a physician who is responsible for the rights, safety and welfare of the study participants. All physicians at Velocity are board certified in their specialty area(s) and all research staff is trained in clinical research regulations, including GCP and HIPAA. Our clinical research team in Anderson is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment.

  • Charles Thompson, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Charles Thompson, MD attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He continued his Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Thompson is certified with a Medical License in South Carolina and certification in Pulmonary Disease. He has worked as a physician for Carolina Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Consultants and currently works as a physician at Upstate Lung and Critical Care Specialists. Dr. Thompson applies his extensive knowledge to Pulmonary and Internal Medicine studies at Velocity Clinical Research, primarily at our Anderson research facility.

  • Stephanie Gilreath, RRT, CCRC

    Site Manager
    Stephanie Gilreath, RRT, CCRC joined Velocity in 2011, working as a research assistant while in college. When she graduated and became a licensed respiratory therapist, she moved into a clinical research coordinator role on our Anderson site’s asthma and COPD trials. She loved hanging out and taking care of patients on overnight studies. Stephanie moved to the sales team in 2018 where she completed all the network feasibilities and assisted in streamlining the sales process. She traveled to many conferences and helped support the company through networking. In 2020, she moved back into coordinating in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. After serving in an interim site leadership position, she discovered she loved helping new coordinators grow in their knowledge and become as efficient as possible. Stephanie brings her knowledge and experience to the Anderson site. The Anderson team is going full-steam ahead to further the Velocity misson.

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