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Information for Sponsors/CRO’s

With over twenty-five years experience conducting a wide range of clinical trials, Senior Adults Specialty Research is an independent research site located in Austin, Texas.  Our mission is to conduct research in a manner that expands the options available for psychiatric and medical care, utilizing proven research techniques, while protecting the rights, dignity, and health of our patients.  We specialize in conducting clinical trials for CNS disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and other psychiatric disorders. In addition, our site has expertise in conducting clinical research with transcranial magnetic stimulation medical devices with several indications.

Site Capabilities

SASR conducts Phase II, III and IV clinical trials.  Our principal investigators include board certified General and Geriatric Psychiatrists, Neurologists and Internal Medicine physicians.  Our primary principal investigator Jaron L. Winston, MD, is board certified in general and geriatric psychiatry.


Patient Populations: 

  • Outpatient Adults
  • Outpatient Geriatrics

Depression Clinical Trials



  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Prodromal Alzheimer’s disease/Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation/Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Treatment-Resistant Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • ADHD
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Smoking Cessation


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low Back Pain

Internal Medicine:

  • Overactive bladder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Obesity

Non-Pharmaceutical Trials:

  • Medical device trials
  • Inter-rater reliability trials
  • Focus groups
  • Scale development
  • Scale reliability and validity

Medication Administration/Diagnostic Techniques:

  • Oral medications
  • SubQ and IM Administration
  • On-site infusion clinic
  • Medical Device Trials
  • PK sampling and storage
  • CSF processing, storage and shipment
  • Electronic and paper participant diaries

Off-Site Established Vendors:

  • X-Rays
  • CAT scans
  • Lumbar Punctures with Fluoroscopy
  • Volumetric MRI (1.5 and 3T)
  • FDG and Amyloid PET scans
  • Dermatological Exams
  • Eye Exams

Site Facilities:

  • On-site infusion clinic staffed with registered nurses
  • On-site CLIA certified laboratory, all personnel receive annual IATA certification
  • 12-Lead ECG
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Centrifuge and Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • -70 Degree Celsius Freezer
  • On-site Crash Cart including Defibrillator, Suction, Oxygen, Benadryl, Epinephrine and Diazepam
  • Secure investigational product storage, with digital temperature monitoring, including ambient and refrigerated storage
  • Unblinded pharmacist capabilities

Additional Information:

  • Our site always uses a Central IRB

  • Sponsor and CRO relationships include most large and small companies in CNS

  • Site has dedicated space for CRAs/monitors with WIFI connection

  • All site personnel have desktop computers with high-speed internet

  • Our coordinators have experience with most eCRF or electronic data capture systems, as well as IVRS and IWRS

  • Rating experience includes Alzheimer disease Cooperative Scales, ADAS-Cog, ADCS-ADLs,  CANTAB, CDR, CGI, CGIC, CSSR-S, FAQ, NPI, WMS, FCSRT, MADRS, HAM-D, HAM-A, RBANS, YMRS, AIMS, SCID, MINI, Modified Hachinski and others relevant to psychiatry and neurology protocols.  We employ multiple full-time coordinators and raters, including RNs and master’s level professionals, licensed psychologists as well as, affiliated consulting specialists.

For more information, please contact Cliff Whitehead at 512-407-8628 or