Waco, Texas

Velocity Clinical Research, Waco

Velocity's research site in Waco was founded by Nadege T. Gunn, MD as Impact Research Institute and acquired by Velocity in 2023. With over 2 decades of research experience, Dr. Gunn has conducted high quality and safe clinical trials that have impacted patient lives and led to groundbreaking medical discoveries.

Our goal is to raise awareness in the Waco community about NAFLD and the conditions that increase the risk of NAFLD such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Velocity Clinical Research, Waco aims to be the community’s resource for extending care options in NAFLD and many other conditions that are desperate for effective treatments.

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If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or obesity, you may be at risk for liver disease.

A liver health ultrasound (elastography or FibroScan®) can be used to detect a variety of liver issues, such as fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fat increases).

Contact us today to learn more about Fibroscan!

Our site is conveniently located in Waco, Texas just minutes off of I-35. Our suite is nestled inside the Fish Pond Medical Plaza building and is easily accessible to neighboring cities such as Killeen, Temple, and Harker Heights.

All trials are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The Velocity Waco 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, Waco
6600 Fish Pond Rd., #202, Waco, TX 76710

Phone: (254) 294-4780

Se habla español.

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Business Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30am – 4:00pm

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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 Waco

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

  • Nadege Gunn, MD, CPI

    Principal Investigator
    Dr. Gunn bridges MASH clinical trials with communities in dire need, and has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. She trained at the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed fellowships in gastroenterology and hepatology. Dr. Gunn earned the rank of U.S. Air Force Major and was Chief of Gastroenterology at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. She founded Impact Research Institute, has taught at Texas A&M and Dell College of Medicine at UT Austin, and is an adjunct faculty member at Baylor University. Dr. Gunn is a Medical Advisory Member for the American Liver Foundation and Fatty Liver Foundation. She is on the women’s committee for the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation and is president-elect of the McLennan County Medical Society under the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Gunn is also certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

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