Berman Center for Outcomes & Clinical Research/
Parkside Professional Center
Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
825 8th St. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: (612) 341-7900
FAX: (612) 341-7935
Contacts: Julie Levin, Administrative Director: (612) 341-7935
Richard H. Grimm, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director: (612) 347-7761
Clinical drug trials
Phases II, III, & IV Clinical Drug Trials in
Specializing in populations 50+
- Hypertension/diastolic and isolated systolic hypertension
- Hormone replacement
The Berman Center has a 30-year history in the conduct of clinical trials, primarily in the areas of hypertension and hyperlipidemia. More recently, the Center has been participating in studies involving women's health issues such as osteoporosis and hormone replacement therapy.
The Berman Center has a highly qualified staff of academically-affiliated physicians, nurses, nutritionists, research scientists, and paramedical personnel who have expertise in patient recruitment and follow-up with accurate, timely collection of data for both industry- and government-sponsored trials.
The BCCR occupies 7,500 square feet in the Parkside Professional Center on the Hennepin County Medical Center Campus. It is equipped with a large reception area, exam rooms, officies, medical record storage, and laboratory for collection and processing of samples. Special study monitoring procedures include ambulatory blood pressure and electrocardiogram monitors, cardiac stress testing, carotid ultrasound, echocardiography and bone densitometry.
The Berman Center has a varied and proven patient volunteer pool to ensure timely enrollment. Special populations easily accessed include older adults and women.
The BCCR has academic and professional affiliations with
- University of Minnesota Department of Epidemiology
- University of Minnesota Department of Medicine
- Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Hennepin Country Medical Center