Research Studies

We help patients find and join clinical trials while supporting
the industry to plan studies with the patient in mind.

About Us

Clinical Research Consulting is an independent research organization, founded in 1990, advancing medical science through clinical trials and related medical care in the Northeastern US.  We provide our clients with excellence in trial performance, contributing to the development of new therapies and medicines across a broad range of conditions.  We provide our patients with the information they need as they decide to join a study, as well as the care and attention to their medical needs as a part of the study itself.


We conduct clinical trials across a range of specialties for adults 18 and older. See all specialties >

Meet Our Team

Our team is highly skilled in performing clinical research and providing medical care to our study participants. 

Susann Varano
Susann Varano
M.D., Medical Director & Principal Investigator

As Principal Investigator, Dr. Varano has led over 75 clinical trials, and has participated in more than 20 others in a Sub-Investigator role, working with 25 different Pharmaceutical companies, and is GCP/ICH certified. Double-board certified, Dr. Varano specializes in Internal Medicine and has a sub-specialty in Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Varano has developed community programs serving older patients and their caregivers as Program Director and Geriatrician of the Elder Horizons Program at Yale New Haven Hospital. She has obtained certification as Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Varano holds an M.D. from the Chicago Medical School, and a B.S. from Saint Joseph’s College. Dr. Varano leads our regional team of investigators, setting the standard for performance across our locations, working with other PIs to evaluate participation in new studies, and training new investigators as they begin their own work in clinical research.

Lauren Calgreen
Lauren Calgreen
APRN, Sub-Investigator
She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary College, and her MSN from Quinnipiac University.
Jerry Ferrentino
Jerry Ferrentino
M.D., Sub-Investigator

Dr. Ferrentino is an OB/Gyn, awarded his M.D. by the NY Medical College, and completed his residency with the National Naval Medical Center.  Dr. Ferrentino works with CRC as a Sub-Investigator on a range of women’s health studies, complementing his work in private practice in our community.

Nancy Baker
Nancy Baker
Site Director

Nancy Baker has served as Site Director of CRC since 2014 and manages all administrative and financial aspects of the site.  Nancy is the key contact for Sponsors and CROs on topics related to contracts and budgets and manages logistical issues to ensure efficient operation of the facility.  Nancy has also applied her 25+ years in high-tech roles in the software industry to ensure that CRC is using technology to achieve best practices in study execution and to keep CRC at the cutting edge of the clinical trials industry.

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