North Hollywood, California

Velocity Clinical Research, North Hollywood

Velocity's North Hollywood research site was founded in 2004 as Providence Clinical Research by Dr. Teresa Sligh and Dr. Scott Sligh, and acquired by Velocity in 2019. The research center focuses on clinical trials for numerous indications, including Type II Diabetes, Anemia, Asthma/COPD, Arthritis of knee and hip, Cardiovascular disease, Chronic low back pain, Constipation, Genital herpes, Gout, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hepatitis B and C, Influenza, Irritable bowel syndrome, Kidney disease, Hypogonadism, Chronic Pain, dermatological disorders, Smoking, and Tinnitus. Our North Hollywood site is an experienced Phase 0 - IV investigative site as well as a special populations contract research organization. Our research facility is specially designed to accommodate all the needs of both inpatient and outpatient studies.

The North Hollywood site has extensive cross-cutting experience spanning all aspects of clinical research. This includes all the phases of preclinical process as well as pharmacoeconomic, pharmacogenomic, and proteomic phases. They have also been involved in pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, and serologicals/IVD, as well as in both therapeutic and diagnostic indications. Through the thoughtful application of our experience to the conduct of each trial, the North Hollywood staff is able to provide excellence, quality and performance to our clients. Velocity North Hollywood also has a dedicated patient recruitment team with a great track record for enrolling a diverse patient population of approximately 70% people of color.

All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The North Hollywood 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, North Hollywood
6400 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 300A, North Hollywood, CA 91606

Phone: (818) 487-3741


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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 North Hollywood

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 North Hollywood is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment.

  • Teresa Sligh, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Teresa Sligh, MD graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine in 1996 and subsequently trained in Internal Medicine. She has been a principal investigator for 21 years in more than 475 clinical trials. For 2.5 years, Dr. Sligh served as a consultant to the NIH as a clinical research expert and served on the Washington University IRB ethics committee. She also served on the Pfizer 2021 Diversity Advisory Board as part of her commitment to diverse and underserved populations.

  • Javier Chang, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Javier Chang, MD is a board certified Family Medicine physician with 16 years of experience in private practice and urgent care settings. He has 3 years of experience as a clinical investigator across many therapeutic indications. Dr. Chang is dedicated full time to the conduct of clinical research.

  • Sana Ijaz, MPH

    Site Director
    Sana Ijaz, MPH is the clinical site director at our Velocity North Hollywood site, and has been with the company since 2021. Her strong educational background in public health has driven her passion for clinical trials. She believes clinical research is an essential aspect of public health, and that it plays a major role by providing an effective way of obtaining information regarding mental and physical health, as well as establishing safety and efficacy for ground breaking drugs. At Velocity Clinical Research, Sana has tremendously helped in creating a quality improvement, structured system, and ensures continued staff and excellence growth. Sana believes in collaborative, healthy work environment, and continued professional development amongst the site. She strongly believes in the motto ” Teamwork makes the dream work.” Apart from work, Sana is an outgoing individual who loves to take on new adventures. She strongly appreciates diversity, and likes to try global cuisines as it inspires her to explore different cultures through food. Her motto that keeps her going is “live life to the fullest, and focus on positive.”

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