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CCT Research Names Diversity and Inclusion Strategist

Vanessa Avila, Director of Operations for CCT Research, Leads Team Focused on Creating More Inclusive Research Practices

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CCT Research has named Director of Operations, Vanessa Avila, as their Diversity and Inclusion Strategist. Avila is a seasoned clinical research professional with more than 15 years of experience and knows the importance representation and diversity have in the world of clinical research.

Avila’s team is focused on creating a more inclusive approach for recruitment and involvement of patients in clinical trials at CCT Research sites. The vision is to improve the patient identification process and make the research experience more comfortable for those participating. Avila and the team will also be dedicated to emphasizing diversity among CCT employees and within their industry partnerships.

“Having patients from all backgrounds trust and participate in clinical trials has always been a challenge,” said Avila. “We want to focus on creating the clinical research environment that is amenable and accessible to all.”

CCT Research is dedicated to strengthening their culture of diversity and selecting Avila for this role is a sign of this commitment. “The industry is making great strides for clinical trials to be more diverse,” said CJ Anderson, CEO of CCT Research. “We are excited to appoint Vanessa to this role in order for CCT Research to be a leader in the movement that brings diversity to the forefront of clinical research.”

CCT, was founded in 2017, and is known for its cutting-edge clinical research. The company also prides itself on creating opportunity for all, within the company and within its clinical trial sites.

“The commitment to diversity and inclusion starts with us here at CCT,” added Anderson. “Diversity in all aspects is vital for clinical trials, and the communities impacted by the results. We know it’s important and it’s something we are dedicated to.”

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About CCT Research

CCT Research is a network of clinical research sites embedded in the offices of skilled physicians conducting clinical trials to offer patients with innovative medical treatments and safe, effective care options.

CCT Research was founded in 2017 and has more than 20 locations across Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah. The sites are located within physicians’ offices, within ACO networks, and several dedicated research centers.

CCT supports research in Neurology, Family Practice, and Dermatology, with plans to include additional therapy areas soon. The company's unique model simplifies the process for trial participants and provides pharmaceutical sponsors with high-quality data. For more information, visit


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Last Updated: 03-Mar-2022