Greater Gift Initiative, Inc. Announces Partnership with Meridian Clinical Research, LLC

The Greater Gift Initiative, Inc., a Winston-Salem, NC-based not-for-profit organization announces its partnership with Meridian Clinical Research,LLC, a clinical site network comprised of four independent clinical research locations in Bellevue, NE, Dakota Dunes, SD, Omaha, NE and Savannah, GA.

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Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

The Greater Gift Initiative, Inc. has added Meridian Clinical Research to its growing list of site network partners. The Greater Gift Initiative (GGI) honors clinical trial volunteers who make the advancement of medicine possible by gifting one vaccine to one child each time one clinical trial volunteer makes the important decision to participate in a clinical trial. The vision of the Greater Gift Initiative is to serve as a philanthropic connector between clinical trial sites, individual investigators, CROs and sponsors by conveying a unified message to the clinical volunteer community that their participation does matter. Meridian Clinical Research is a dynamic group of medical professionals that provides a full range of phase 1 through phase IV clinical trials with an emphasis on quality, compassionate care to its patients while providing unsurpassed clinical research services to the pharmaceutical industry. With the participation of Meridian, the Greater Gift Initiative will increase the number of vaccines donated through our partnership with The GAVI Alliance and expand the positive impact of the program on the improvement of global health.

Nicole Osborn, CEO for Meridian Clinical Research, said, “We are pleased to be a part of the Greater Gift Initiative and join its efforts to honor clinical trial volunteers for their critical role in the development of new treatments and medicines. Our company’s goals line up perfectly with the Greater Gift Initiative’s mission to advance global health by honoring clinical trial participants through the gift of a vaccine to a child in need.”    

“It is exciting for the Greater Gift Initiative to have Meridian on board as a vaccine partner. Meridian is an organization focused on excellence and this is further demonstrated by its commitment to honor and celebrate the critical role of clinical trial volunteers,” said Becca Chase, Executive Director of the GGI. “Meridian recognizes the importance of clinical trial volunteers and through participation with GGI reinforces the message that by participating in clinical research, they have helped others as well as themselves. We are pleased that they have joined PMG Research, Benchmark Research, and RxTrials as vaccine site network partners.”    

About Greater Gift Initiative, Inc.
The mission of Greater Gift Initiative, Inc. is to advance global health and highlight the greater good of clinical trial participation by gifting a vaccine to a child in honor of every clinical trial volunteer, under the motto “Volunteers Advancing Health.”

About Meridian Clinical Research, LLC.
Meridian Clinical Research is a dynamic group of medical professionals dedicated to the advancement of clinical research. Founded in 1999, Meridian is comprised of four independent clinical research locations: Bellevue, NE - Dakota Dunes, SD - Omaha, NE and Savannah, GA. Our locations focus on a full range of Phase I through Phase IV trials. Our professional staff of physicians and study coordinators has over 75 years of combined experience in medical research. We are dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care to our patients while at the same time providing unsurpassed clinical research services to the pharmaceutical industry.