Welcome to OCCI

Oregon Center for Clinical Investigations, Inc.

Welcome to Portland OCCI

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Portland Outpatient Facility

OCCI, Inc. 905 SE 14th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97214 Phone: 503-276-6224 Fax: 503-276-6225 Site Director Lua Jimenez, MD, MPH lua.jimenez@occi.org

PORTLAND

In 1999, OCCI, Inc. expanded its operations to serve the largest metropolitan area in Oregon: the greater Portland/Vancouver region. Our Portland site is located in scenic northwestern Oregon, where the Columbia and Willamette rivers meet. This region includes six counties in Oregon (Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill) and one county in Washington (Clark). As such, services offered by our Portland location have the potential to reach a population base of up to 2 million people.

Portland offers excellent health care, with providers ranging from primary care physicians and nurse practitioners to highly trained specialists. Alternative health care is also generally well received by Oregonians.

The Portland metropolitan area has a diverse economy with a broad base of manufacturing, distribution, wholesale and retail trade, regional government, and business services. Oregon Health and Science University is well known for education, research, and patient care and is one of the top ten employers in Portland.

OCCI’s newly remodeled Portland office offers:

4 exam rooms

4 private evaluation rooms

2 dedicated monitoring offices

Comfortable patient waiting area

Electronically-controlled, secure facility

Phlebotomy laboratory with drawing/processing capabilities, including centrifuges, samples refrigerator, -20° Celsius freezer, and -70° Celsius freezer

Temperature-controlled, double-locked, limited-access medication storage area

Located on public transportation route with plenty of free off-street parking

Limited-access, secured records/study materials storage area

Permanent, on-site archived records storage

High-speed Internet access

2.7 miles from Providence Portland Medical Center

7.5 miles from the Portland International Airport (PDX)

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Welcome to Salem OCCI

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Salem Outpatient Facility

OCCI, Inc. 702 Church Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301 Phone: 503-540-0100 Fax: 503-540-0300 Associate Site Director Megan Arendt, BS megan.arendt@occi.org

Salem Inpatient Facility

OCCI, Inc. 702 Church Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301 Phone: 503-540-0100 Fax: 503-540-0300 Chief Operating Officer Jim O'Keefe, BA jim.okeefe@occi.org

SALEM

In 2000, OCCI, Inc. established a facility located in Salem, Oregon.

The Salem facility serves the greater Salem/Albany area. This includes the counties of Marion, Polk, Yamhill and Linn. Salem is the capital city of Oregon, strategically located midway between Portland and Eugene on Interstate 5 in the middle of the Willamette Valley. Due to its proximity to Portland, its outstanding outdoor recreation, and the addition of high technology industries, Salem is in the midst of sustained, steady growth. The city features a high quality of life, exemplified by the friendly feel of a small town in a serene setting, but with access to big-city culture and activities. The services offered by our Salem location have the potential to reach a population base of over 400,000 in the Salem-metro area.

OCCI's Salem office offers:

4 exam rooms

2 private evaluation rooms

4-bed overnight sleep evaluation center

Electronically-controlled, secure facility

Phlebotomy laboratory with drawing/processing capabilities, including centrifuges, samples refrigerator, -20° Celsius freezer, and -70° Celsius freezer

Temperature-controlled, double-locked, limited-access medication storage area

Located on public transportation route with plenty of free off-street parking

Large, comfortable patient waiting area with media center

2 dedicated monitoring offices

Private and secured records room

High-speed Internet access

56.8 miles from the Portland International Airport (PDX)

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Welcome to Eugene OCCI

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Eugene Business Office

OCCI, Inc. 572 West 11th Avenue Eugene, Oregon 97401 Phone: 541-341-6565 Fax: 541-341-3370 Comptroller Gina York gina.york@occi.org

EUGENE

OCCI's Eugene site is conveniently located in central Lane county, serving Eugene, Springfield, and all surrounding rural areas. The Eugene office serves as OCCI, Inc.'s business office.

OCCI, Inc. is a group of research centers dedicated to the conduct of phase II-IV clinical trials. We specialize in Psychiatry, Neurology, and General Medicine. While we are locally-owned and operated, we continue to be recognized by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as being among the leading clinical trials sites nationwide.

Call us or complete an online assessment to see if you may qualify for one of our research studies.

Call us or complete an online assessment to see if you may qualify for one of our research studies.

Take a self-assessment to see if you may qualify for one of our research trials. Insurance is not required to participate. All study-related procedures and study medication is provided at no cost to participants. Many of our studies provide compensation to cover the cost of time and travel incurred by our patients. Our staff will review your information and contact you to see if you are eligible for a study.

Don't see the indication you're looking for?

OCCI regularly conducts many other psychiatric, neurological and internal medicine studies. If you would like to request information be sent to you when they occur, you may leave your contact information in our private database. When new trial opportunities occur, we can contact you for an evaluation to see if you may qualify.


New Study Request Form

researchinfo@occi.org

Salem Area Health Resources

Counseling and Crisis:
NW Human Crisis Hotline 800-560-5535
Center for Hope and Safety 503-378-1572
Marion County Crisis 503-585-4949
Marion County Mental Health 503-588-5351
Polk County Mental Health 503-585-3012
NW Human Services 503-378-7526
Salem Hospital 503-561-5200
Salem Free Clinic 503-990-8772
Linn County Mental Health 541-967-3866
Serenity Lane 503-588-2804
Social Services:
Oregon Child Support 800-850-0228
Adult and Family Services:
Marion County 503-945-5944
Linn County 541-967-2078

Portland Area Health Resources

Crisis Lines:
Call to Safety 888-235-5333 (24 Hour)
Washington County Mental Health Crisis Line 503-291-9111
Clark County 800-626-8137 (24 Hour)
Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis Line 800-716-9769
Clackamas County Behavioral Health Crisis Line 503-655-8585
Counseling/Medication Centers:
Samaritan Counseling Center 503-281-3318
William Temple House 503-226-3021
Outside In 503-535-3860
Cascadia Walk-In Clinic 503-674-7777
Old Town Clinic 503-228-4533
Referral and Information Lines:
Oregon SafeNet: 800-SAFENET (800-723-3638) Multilingual
Clackamas County Behavioral Health 503-742-5335
Providence Mental Health 504-574-9235

OCCI, Inc. has successfully conducted over 300 quality clinical trials. Our in-depth research experience focuses primarily on the CNS therapeutic area, including psychiatric and neurological disorders for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. Additional therapeutic areas of research are listed below.

Psychiatry

  • Addictions
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Depression: Treatment Resistant
  • Dysthymia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pathological Gambling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Social Anxiety

Neurology

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Vascular Dementia

General Medicine

  • Bone Density in Anorexic Teens
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes Mellitus II
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Healthy Subjects
  • Hormone Studies/Replacement
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Opioid Bowel Dysfunction
  • Opioid Induced Constipation
  • Oral Contraception
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Premature/Rapid Ejaculation

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Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. The following frequently asked questions provide detailed information about clinical trials. In addition, it is often helpful to talk to a physician, family members, or friends about deciding to join a trial. After identifying some trial options, the next step is to contact the study research staff and ask questions about specific trials.

What is a clinical trial?

A clinical study is carefully designed to test the effects of a medication, medical treatment, or device on a group of volunteers. Clinical studies are an important step in making new medications available. They measure the drug's ability to treat a condition, its safety, and its possible side effects.

Who can participate?

People with the condition being studied may be eligible. The FDA has very strict criteria that each volunteer must meet to gain entry. Each study has specific requirements such as age, sex, or medical condition for participants. The physician conducting the study will review each volunteer's medical history and the study requirements to determine who can participate. Study procedures, risks, and benefits are explained to volunteers during the informed consent process.

How is a drug approved for testing?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) typically must authorize a pharmaceutical company's proposal to conduct clinical studies. Pharmaceutical companies must do years of laboratory research before they can begin testing medicines in humans. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an independent group of healthcare professionals and members of the local community, which must review and approve a clinical study before it begins. The IRB carefully reviews study activities, because its primary responsibility is to protect the safety and rights of study participants.

Our Staff

As part of our mission to improve medical care, Oregon Center for Clinical Investigations, Inc. is dedicated to the management and timely completion of clinical research trials. Sponsors can rely on OCCI, Inc. to efficiently complete clinical trials in a competent and professional manner.

Our Investigators

Beal G. Essink, MD, D-ABPN Principal Investigator 22 Years of Clinical/Research Experience

Beal G. Essink, MD received a bachelor's degree in premedical sciences in 1994 and a medical degree in 1996, both from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed a psychiatry residency at the Oregon Health and Science University, where he was chief resident from 1999 to 2000. Dr. Essink is currently the lead principal investigator for OCCI, Inc.'s Portland location, in addition to acting as principal investigator/sub-investigator at the Salem location of OCCI, Inc. Since 2003, Dr. Essink has been an investigator for over 200 central nervous system and internal medicine clinical trials. Dr. Essink is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry and sleep medicine.

Drissana T. Tran, MD-Internal Medicine Principal Investigator 26 Years of Clinical/Research Experience

Drissana T. Tran, MD, obtained a bachelor's degree in 1988 from the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon and a medical degree in 1992 from the Oregon Health & Science University. She completed an internal medicine residency at Emanuel and Good Samaritan Hospitals in Portland, OR. In clinical practice since 1992, Dr. Tran is currently the lead principal investigator for OCCI, Inc.'s Salem location. With over 8 years of clinical research experience, she has been an investigator and rater for over 100 internal medicine and central nervous system studies. Dr. Tran is board-eligible in internal medicine.

Our Clinical Research Staff & Industry Professionals

Our Clinical Research Staff & Industry Professionals

Each OCCI, Inc. site is supported by a staff of highly trained and experienced site directors, research coordinators and assistants, PSG technicians, and administrative personnel. All OCCI, Inc. staff are committed to providing quality patient care to our communities and successfully completing each of our clinical trials.

OCCI, Inc. is committed to providing our sponsors with premier Oregon sites that are recognized by the pharmaceutical industry for experience, integrity, and quality of study conduct. Our goal is to reduce the timeline of new drug approval through rapid enrollment and quality data. We at OCCI, Inc. are known for exceeding client expectations because...

We Deliver . . .
What Others Only Promise.

For more information or to see if you are eligible to participate in a study, please call:



503-540-0100, Salem
503-276-6224, Portland
888-356-6224, Toll-free

Contact Site Directly

portland@occi.org
salem@occi.org

New Study Request Form

researchinfo@occi.org

President & CEO

Gina Tiel, MS
Phone: 541-341-6565
Fax: 541-341-3370
linkedin.com/in/gina-tiel-34a9809

Industry professionals inquiring about clinical trial placement may contact:

Chief Operating Officer

Jim O'Keefe, BA
jim.okeefe@occi.org
Telephone: 503-540-0100

Senior Site Director/Quality Assurance

Kristine Kowalski, BS
kristine.kowalski@occi.org
Telephone: 503-540-0100

Director, New Study Startup & Recruitment

Megan Arendt, BS
megan.arendt@occi.org
Telephone: 503-540-0100

Employment Opportunities

jobs@occi.org

Privacy Statement

Per the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), all of a patient's individually identifiable health information that is provided to OCCI, Inc. in the course of evaluation, assessment, and treatment is considered "Protected Health Information" (PHI). This information includes demographics and relates to a patient's past, present, and future physical and/or mental health or condition and related health care services. OCCI, Inc. will maintain all patient information in a confidential and secure manner, ensuring that only authorized personnel will have access to a patient's PHI. Unless required by state or federal law, OCCI, Inc. will not release or disclose a patient's PHI without prior written authorization. A patient is permitted to withdraw the authorization for OCCI, Inc.'s use of the information at any time.

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