Portsmouth, Virginia

Velocity Clinical Research, Portsmouth

Velocity’s Family Medicine research site in Portsmouth partners with Churchland Family Medicine, P.C. to conduct clinical trials for a broad range of investigational treatments. Typical studies at this site involve vaccines for infectious illnesses or medications for conditions such as acne, diabetes, high cholesterol, and more. Acquired by Velocity in 2022, the Portsmouth location was founded in 2021 as part of Meridian Clinical Research.

Through the partnership with Churchland, the site is easily accessible to thousands of patients around Portsmouth and Norfolk, including those established with the practice and diverse populations. All trials are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. Our Portsmouth 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, Portsmouth
3235 Academy Avenue, Suite 300, Portsmouth, VA 23703

Phone: (757) 996-4200

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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 Portsmouth

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

  • Banu Myneni, DO

    Principal Investigator
    Banu Myneni, DO is a board certified physician specializing in family medicine and osteopathic manipulation therapy. Dr. Myneni studied Biology and Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University and attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. He completed residency training and served as chief resident at East Liverpool City Hospital outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to joining Churchland Family Medicine, he served in a multi-disciplinary role at Rush University in Oak Park, IL outside of Chicago. He participated in clinical medicine, medical student education, and in-hospital patient care. He also served in a physician advisory role for the hospital’s Infectious Disease Committee and provided a lecture series for Oak Park Senior and Disabled Services. In the months leading up to his departure from the Chicago area, he served as a frontline physician in the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Myneni also worked part-time as a physician at Change, Inc., a rural, non-profit medical clinic in West Virginia, and as an urgent care physician with MedExpress. He has been a family physician for more than 7 years. Currently, Dr. Myneni serves as an assistant professor for the EVMS Department of Family and Community Medicine. He is a Hampton Roads native who grew up across the water in Yorktown, VA. In his free time, he is an avid cyclist and runner with a love for cooking and espresso brewing.

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