Clinical Trials Office

80 Wason Avenue
Springfield, MA

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The Clinical Trials Office at 80 Wason Ave

Bringing High-Impact Clinical Trials to the Baystate Community

As part of the Office of Research team, the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) supports Baystate Health’s strategies of academic innovation, advancing new standards of care, and improving efficiency to lower the cost of healthcare. The CTO assists in the execution and management of funded clinical trials by providing administrative and clinical resources to our research community.

We have a dedicated core service team of experienced clinical research staff who work with investigators and their research teams; assisting with the organization, implementation, and completion of clinical research studies.


The mission of the Clinical Trials Office is to improve access to state-of-the art and novel treatments for people in our communities by providing infrastructure to expand sponsored clinical trials, optimize clinical research operations, and promote patient and clinician engagement in clinical trials across Baystate Health.

Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)

The Office of Research was awarded a grant in 2019 from the Mass Life Science Center to expand capacity to conduct Clinical Trials in western Massachusetts. This grant has helped create an out-patient Clinical Trials Unit located at 80 Wason Avenue in Springfield.

Having a dedicated space focused solely on clinical trials provides the opportunity to accelerate the growth of Baystate Health's clinical trial portfolio and increase access to innovative treatment for our patients and the community. The Clinical Trials Unit has 4 exam rooms, 2 consult rooms, a research pharmacy and laboratory as well as staff offices.

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Clinical Trials at Baystate

Baystate researchers participate in national clinical trials that study potential new treatment methods and contribute to the advancement of science. We are constantly seeking participants for clinical trials. See if you qualify for one of our clinical trials today.
Meet the CTO Team

Portrait of Dr. Gerard Coly

Gerard Coly, MD, MPH, CCRP
Program Director
Phone: 413-794-6245 

Portrait of Christopher Dwy

Christopher Dwy, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator I
Phone: 413-794-3097 

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Jose Lugo
Clinical Research Assistant II
Phone: 413-794-4367

Portrait of Abraham Madjidov

Abraham Madjidov, BS
Clinical Research Assistant II
Phone: 413-795-0352

Portrait of Dr. Viorika Nelson

Viorika Nelson DNP, FNP-C
Associate Director / Sub Investigator
Phone: 413-794-0903

Portrait of Emily Niedziela

Emily Niedziela, MS
Clinical Regulatory Specialist I
Phone: 413-795-0353

Portrait of Shaula Paul

Shaula Paul, BS, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator I
Phone: 413-794-8280

Portrait of Alexa Postell

Alexa Postell, BS
Clinical Research Assistant II
Phone: 413-795-0351

Tour of 80 Wason: Clinical Trial Unit

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