Boise (Meridian), Idaho

Velocity Clinical Research, Boise

Velocity's Boise research site was founded in 1991 as the first free-standing clinical research facility in the state of Idaho, and was acquired by Velocity in 2019. This site’s initial focus was on clinical studies for treatment of infectious diseases, participating in antibiotic trials across a wide range of indications. Over the following years, Boise developed the expertise and capabilities to become a significant site for conducting vaccine trials and clinical trials for chronic medical conditions.

Velocity Boise is located in Meridian, just west of the city of Boise and easily accessible to the entire metropolitan area known as the Treasure Valley. This area contains Idaho’s three largest cities, Boise, Meridian, and Nampa whose combined population makes it the most populous in the state. The Boise facility is located just off a major highway and less than one mile from a regional hospital.

All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The Boise team is committed to being a resource for study participants, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness, and to advancing medicine through research.

Velocity Clinical Research, Boise
2950 E. Magic View Dr., Suite 182, Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: (208) 377-8653


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About Velocity Clinical Research

100,000+ 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 Boise (Meridian)

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 Boise (Meridian) is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment.

  • Mark Turner, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Mark Turner, MD, began his secondary education at Stanford University in California and completed his medical degree at Oral Roberts School of Medicine, Oklahoma. For the past 21 years, he has been the Principal Investigator for Velocity Clinical Research’s Boise (formerly Advanced Clinical Research of Meridian, Idaho) location. He has diverse research experience in subjects such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, pediatric and adult vaccines, diabetic neuropathy, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dr. Turner is also a Clinic Physician and Medical Director of both Northwest Neurobehavioral Health of Meridian, Idaho, and Warm Springs Counseling Center of Boise, Idaho, as well as a Clinic Physician at McMillan Urgent Care and Family Practice of Boise, Idaho.

  • Marian Shaw, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Marian Shaw, MD began her secondary education at Austin College of Sherman, Texas, and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Texas. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonology. As a Principal Investigator, Dr. Shaw has overseen studies involving influenza, attention deficient/hyperactivity disorder, chronic idiopathic constipation, rheumatoid arthritis, bone mineral density, Alzheimer’s disease, symptomatic gout and elevated blood uric acid, rheumatoid arthritis, polycystic ovary syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and migraine.

  • 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.

  • Laura Crenshaw, BS

    Site Operations Manager
    Laura Crenshaw earned her BA in Mass Communication and Journalism, with a Minor in Marketing from Boise State University. Needing a full-time job in the mass economic recession of 2008 she agreed to come work as a patient recruiter for clinical research, knowing nothing of the industry, but eager and willing to use her “gift of gab” to help market Advanced Clinical Research in the community. Not knowing the full career path and opportunities that lie ahead she spent 5 years recruiting patients into hundreds of vaccine and chronic studies, then moved into adhering to FDA regulations for the site as a Regulatory Specialist for another 5 years. With her in-depth knowledge of the industry and having worked 10 years for the company she advanced to Business Development to help continue building connections with sponsors and CRO’s to bring new therapeutic areas to the site. After successfully navigating these areas of research she became the Site Operations Manager in April 2021 under Velocity Clinical Research. Laura loves helping problem solve and tackle day-to-day operations to help drive Velocity’s success.

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