Senior Adult Specialty Research - Austin, TX

Senior Adults Specialty Research is located in Austin, Texas. We specialize in conducting clinical trials in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s prevention, memory loss and psychiatric disorders.

Our mission is to conduct research using the highest industry standards for Good Clinical Practice and to provide exceptional care to our participants and their families. 

Site Capabilities

Senior Adults Specialty Research conducts Phase II, III and IV clinical trials.  Our primary principal investigator Jaron L. Winston, MD, is board certified in general and geriatric psychiatry.  Dr. Winston directly oversees all aspects of the clinical research practice.

Patient Populations:

  • Outpatient Adults
  • Outpatient Geriatrics


Psychiatry / Neurology
  • Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia
  • Prodromal Alzheimer’s disease/Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Alzheimer’s Prevention
  • 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
  • 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
  • Infusions
  • Medical Device Trials
  • PK sampling and storage
  • CSF processing, storage and shipment
  • Electronic and paper participant diaries

Offsite Established Vendors

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

Site Facilities

  • Onsite infusion clinic staffed with registered nurses
  • Onsite CLIA certified laboratory, all personnel receive annual IATA certification
  • 12-Lead ECG
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Centrifuges and refrigerated centrifuge
  • -70 degree celsius freezer
  • Onsite emergency equipment including; AED/defibrillator, suction, oxygen, rescue medications
  • Secure investigational product storage, with digital temperature monitoring, including ambient and refigerated storage
  • Onsite unblinded pharmacist
  • Blinded rater capabilities

Additional Information

  • Our site always uses a Central IRB.
  • All site staff receive annual training in ICH/Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
  • Sponsor and CRO relationships include most large and small companies in CNS
  • Site has a dedicated clinician to oversee participant pre-screening and recruitment. Our clinic consistently meets or exceeds enrollment goals with low screen failure and attrition rates.
  • Two private, dedicated office spaces for monitors, with WIFI connection and a copier.
  • 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
  • Site employees experienced psychological and neuropsychological raters with experience in most CNS scales; including, MMSE, MOCA, DRS, ADAS-Cog, ADCS-ADLs,  CANTAB, CDR, CGI, CGIC, CIBIC, CSSR-S, FAQ, FCSRT, ISLT, NPI, WMS-III and WMS-IV, FCSRT, MADRS, HAM-D, HAM-A, RBANS, YMRS, AIMS, SCID, MINI, Modified Hachinski and others.
  • Site has staff to allow for blinded raters.
  • We employ three full-time coordinators, a dedicated lab manager, as well as, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, licensed psychologists and affiliated consulting specialists.  Sub-investigators include a board certified neurologist and additional geriatric psychiatrist.


For more information:
Contact Meredith Barron, PhD at 512-407-8628 or mbarron@senioradults.net