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1918 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28203


Clinical Research of Gastonia

Clinical Research of Gastonia

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At Clinical Research of Gastonia, we have three Physicians dedicated to our clinical trials, with their private practice located across the parking lot. Our building is a 3,500 square foot stand alone medical office space and is located next to the Caromont Regional Medical Center.   

Clinical Research of Gastonia (CRG) was founded March 2015, is owned by Selwyn Spangenthal, MD and operates under the American Health Research Network. The benefit to the pharmaceutical sponsors is that CRG offers an expedited start-up process by centralizing contract and budget processing at American Health Research. CRG has a quick turn-around time on processing regulatory documents and utilizes a Central IRB.

Our facility includes:

  • -20 freezer
  • Echocardiograms
  • Spirometry
  • Secure study drug closet
  • Large Patient Database
  • On site lab with ambient centrifuge
  • Refrigerator for specimens/drugs
  • 7 patient exam rooms
  • Local Lab and X-ray service availability
  • WIFI
  • Cable Television in patient rooms
  • A spacious room for monitoring
  • Easy access to I-85
  • Monitors are able to schedule for visits Monday thru Friday and the office is able to accommodate weekend and 24 hour study visits if needed.

Our Staff

Caroline Reynolds, MS, MHA, CCRC  
Regional and Site Director
Caroline joined American Health Research in 2009 and has been working in Clinical Research for 10 years. She was the site director at Clinical Research of Rock Hill for 3 years before moving to the Gastonia site. Caroline earned her B.S. from North Carolina State University in 2005. She has also earned her M.S. from North Carolina State University in 2005 and MHA from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2009. She completed her certification exam through ACRP in 2010. Caroline enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her family, horseback riding and volleyball.

Abigail Nicholson
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Abigail joined Clinical Research of Gastonia in 2016.  She received her Associate’s Degree from Gaston College in Dallas, NC with a Pre-Nursing concentration.  Prior to accepting a position with Clinical Research of Gastonia, Abigail was working as a Regulatory Coordinator in a clinical research facility.  Abigail is married with 2 children.  Outside of work Abigail serves as Tournament Coordinator for the Lady’s Golf Association of Lincoln Country Club.  She enjoys hiking, disc golf, and camping.

Bernice Abernethy
Research Assistant

Bernice came to work at Clinical Research of Gastonia in 2015. Bernice has experience in home health care, payroll and accounts receivable. She enjoys time with her family, pool time, and anything outdoors. Recently her son joined the armed forces and she enjoys hearing about all he is learning and gaining from the military. 

Darynne Rhinehardt   
Clinical Research Coordinator

Darynne joined American Health Research in May of 2014. Prior to joining CRLN, Darynne received her Bachelors of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in May of 2012. She worked as a Direct Support Professional for the Developmentally Disabled population for two years. Darynne started as Data Entry Coordinator and Regulatory Specialist at Clinical Research of Lake Norman and recently transitioned to Clinical Research of Gastonia as a Research Coordinator. Aside from work, Darynne enjoys exploring new places and meeting new people, spending time with her husband, family, and her two dogs, Bandit and Lily.

Devin Killian
Clinical Research Coordinator

Devin joined Clinical Research of Gastonia in November of 2015. Prior to joining CRG, Devin was president of her nursing class and graduated from the Gaston College LPN program. She has worked in the research field as a coordinator since April 2014.  When Devin isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and doing almost anything outdoors. 

Kristin Sharpling, LPN
Clinical Research Coordinator

Kristin joined American Health Research in June 2017. Kristin has been an LPN for 7 years, the first five years working in biomedical services and the last 2 years in clinical research. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and hiking.

Lauren Bargett, RMA
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist

Lauren joined Clinical Research of Gastonia in late 2016 as a recruitment specialist. Prior to joining Clinical Research of Gastonia, Lauren worked as a certified clinical research coordinator in central nervous system research for 3 years. Outside of work Lauren likes to spend time with her family, especially her, born 11 months apart, baby boy and girl.

Lauren Godwin, BS, CCRC
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and Study Team Lead
Lauren joined American Health Research in May 2014 and transitioned to Gastonia in the summer of 2015.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research from Campbell University in May of 2013.  Outside of research, Lauren enjoys watching college football (Roll Tide), traveling, and fishing.  She also enjoys spending time with her friends, family, fiancé, and her three dogs; Ophelia, Riley, and Maverick.

Melissa Lanham, RPSGT RST
Clinical Research Coordinator
Melissa joined American Health Research in July, 2015.  Before entering research, she worked in sleep medicine.  She enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with her family and friends.


Our Investigators



Dr. Anup Banerjee

Dr. Banerjee is a graduate of Millsaps College Jackson, MS. and completed his medical education at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine with an internship/fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. Dr Banerjee joined the practice in 2006.  He is board certified in Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. 





Dr. Mikell Jarratt

Dr. Jarratt a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed his internship/fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care.  




Dr. James Needell 

Dr. Needell is a graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his internship at the University of Virginia.  


Dr. Bryan Allf

Dr Allf, Board Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology, completed his education at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC.  He did internship in Internal Medicine at University of Michigan Hospital and residency in Ophthalmology at Duke University Eye Center.