Austin (Cedar Park), Texas

Velocity Clinical Research, Austin

Velocity's research site in Austin was founded as in 2019 as part of Advanced Clinical Research, and acquired by Velocity later that year. The site was started with a core team of experienced research staff from our Idaho location, and has expanded to form a robust research team. The site in Austin provides expertise in a wide range of therapeutic indications specific to the geriatric population, including dementia, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions. By developing close working relationships with area retirement communities and having recruiters trained in the nuances of elderly participants, Austin enrolls a high number of patients over the age of 65.

Conveniently located in Cedar Park, just north of Austin, this site offers ease of access from major highways without the congestion of downtown traffic, as well as ample patient parking. The site is located less than one mile from EMT services and less than 5 miles from a regional hospital.

All trials are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The Austin 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, Austin
1900 Cypress Creek, Suite 100, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Phone: (512) 506-8287


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About Velocity Clinical Research

140,000+ 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 Austin (Cedar Park)

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 Austin (Cedar Park) is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment.

  • Gregg Lucksinger, MD

    Medical Director, Principal Investigator
    Gregg Lucksinger, MD became interested in clinical research during a 1989 medical school rotation on the NIH schizophrenia research unit in Bethesda, Maryland. Ten years later, he co-founded a clinical research site next to his Family Medicine clinic, conducting high-volume Phase 2-3 clinical trials. Since then, Dr. Lucksinger has served as Principal Investigator on over 200 Phase 1-3 clinical trials in a variety of primary care indications in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has a special interest in vaccine trials. Dr. Lucksinger joined the team at Velocity Clinical Research in 2020 and currently is the Medical Director of the Cedar Park, Texas location.

  • Michael Zimmerman, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Michael Zimmerman, MD is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with over two decades of experience practicing medicine. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Chicago.

  • Colleen Jacobsen, CCRC

    Site Director
    After earning a degree at the College of Southern Idaho, Colleen Jacobsen, CCRC embarked on a career in clinical research. Initially focusing on family practice and dermatology, Colleen pivoted and quickly learned the numerous facets of operating a research facility. She joined Advanced Clinical Research (ACR) in 2014 as a CRC and later advanced to role of Site Manager. With experience in over 20 therapeutic areas, she was an obvious choice to open additional spoke sites. In 2019, ACR was acquired by Velocity Clinical Research and tasked her with establishing their first clinic in the Lonestar state. After successfully navigating the challenges of the COVID era, Ms. Jacobsen returned to her home state and became Site Director for the Boise clinic.

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