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Principal Investigator

Susan G. Kornstein

Susan G. Kornstein, M.D. is the Executive Director of the Mood Disorders Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology and Director of Clinical Research for VCU’s Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Kornstein is a nationally recognized researcher and thought leader with expertise in depression, anxiety and women’s mental health. She has published extensively on these topics and serves on a number of related advisory boards and consensus panels.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Kornstein has conducted more than 50 clinical trials for companies including Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Forest Laboratories, Eli Lilly, Glaxo SmithKline, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Berlex, Novartis, Merck, and Wyeth.

Areas of research include: major depressive disorder, chronic depression, geriatric depression, melancholic depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, sexual dysfunction, premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Dr. Kornstein has developed a reputation for meeting patient enrollment requirements and completing studies in a timely manner, with strict adherence to protocols and regulations.

A graduate of Brown University Medical School, she completed her residency and fellowship at VCU’s Medical College of Virginia campus. Her awards and honors include VCU Women in Medicine Award, YWCA Outstanding Woman of the Year Award in Health and Science, Maimonides Society of Richmond Distinguished Service Award and the MCV Foundation “Salute to Discovery” Research Scientist Award. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Kornstein is included in “Best Doctors in America” and was voted “Best Psychiatrist for Women” in Richmond Magazine.

Our Staff, Location and Facilities

All Mood Disorders Institute studies are staffed and managed by the VCU Clinical Trials Office (CTO) at the Clinical Trials Office Satellite location. The VCU CTO has full time coordinators with 100% of their effort dedicated to supporting clinical trials. Our nurse coordinators, advanced certified clinical research coordinators, marketing, regulatory specialists, and administrative staff average more than eight years research experience in their respective fields, backing their subject matter expertise.

Strategically located in the heart of the Greater Richmond region, we draw upon a population of over 1 million to recruit appropriate study subjects from diverse age, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

We offer the combined strength of resources and the additional clinical facilities available through our affiliated teaching hospital, the VCU Medical Center, which is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and stands alone as the most comprehensive academic medical center in Central Virginia. The medical center includes the 779-bed MCV Hospitals and outpatient clinics, MCV Physicians — a 600-physician-faculty group practice, and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University.

The VCU Clinical Trials Office Satellite location is equipped with secure storage, EKG, laboratory and freezer storage capabilities, a dedicated monitor office free parking. This location is also convenient to Richmond International Airport, lodging and restaurants.

We utilize Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB), the oldest and most experienced independent IRB in the United States, to review all industry supported research.

If you would like to conduct your studies at the VCU Clinical Trials Office Satellite location, please contact Tammy Anderson, Director, VCU Clinical Trials Office, at 804-628.2959 or tnanders@vcu.edu.

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