January 13, 2017

Clinical Research Staff

Lew Whiting, LCSW

Master of Social Work, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor of Science in Social Work, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

CERTIFIED: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Florida

INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Cephalon, Forest, Shire, Allergan, Roche, Schering-Plough,Sunovion, INC Research, Worldwide Clinical Trials, Chiltern, i3 Research, PRA Health Sciences, Execupharm, inVentive, Schulman IRB, Copernicus IRB, Quorum IRB, Covance Central Laboratory Services, ICON Central Laboratories, ACM Global Central Laboratory, PPD Laboratories, Cardiocore, eResearch Technology (ERT), S-Clinica IVRS/IWRS, Premier Research Group IWRS, IRT IVRS/IWRS, Clintara, iMedidata, eClinical OS, Inform, BioClinica, Cogstate



Lew Whiting, LCSW is the Director Of Clinical Research at Coastal Clinical Research Specialists (CCRS) a division Physicians Group Services (PGS). Lew brings more than 19 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker and more than 10 years of clinical research experience to PGS. He is responsible for securing studies for the group and ensuring that the studies conducted by CCRS are in compliance with federal and industry guidelines.

Prior to joining CCRS, Whiting was the site director for JosephCare in Jacksonville Beach where he launched and supervised their research department. He has been involved in more than 40 clinical research trials. He has also worked as a clinical research coordinator at CNS Healthcare and as a social worker on the inpatient behavioral health unit at Orange Park Medical Center. He received his Master of Social Work degree and his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

We have Adequate Ancillary Staffing At Our Site:

Our large pool of research assistants ensures that our study coordinators and investigators have the support needed to conduct all study related procedures and meet study sensitive timelines such as data entry. All research assistants have documented GCP and study specific protocol training before participating in any of our studies.

Staff training:

  • All staff complete and have documentation of Good Clinical Practice training prior to any involvement in our studies.
  • We have IATA certified staff who manage the processing and shipping of lab samples.
  • Staff receive protocol training prior to participation in the trial. This training is documented.

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