Community Partners

Sites in the ERG Network work with many communities — the geographic communities within which our clinical research sites are located and the broader communities of all those dedicated to advancing research. We strive to be active participants, using the power of collective effort to accelerate new therapeutic options for those who need them so desperately.

Dr. Howze is a fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. He specializes in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery. Dr. Howze’s areas of interest include total ankle joint replacement, foot and ankle arthroscopy, diabetic limb salvage, pediatric flat foot reconstruction, and much more.

The Gonzaba Medical Group is a patient centered, value driven medical group that enhances the well-being of our patients through coordinated, compassionate care. Their vision is to lead the transformation to value-based healthcare that is physician-led and focused on the needs and experiences of patients and communities.  

Dr. Brian Kanz is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon servicing San Antonio, TX and the surrounding communities.   Dr. Kanz focuses on promoting the highest standards of care for both non-surgical and surgical treatment options.  He treats a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions with an emphasis on Joint Replacement of the knee, hip and shoulder.

The STARR Coalition is a nonprofit organization that develops unbiased, collaborative initiatives to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders and to promote clinical research as an option for those seeking help. The organization brings together thought leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations, clinical research sites, and patient advocacy groups.

When enrolling psychiatric clinical research studies, patients are rigorously screened for suicidal thoughts—but then are often simply rejected from the study rather than being offered the help they so desperately need. STARR 911 is designed to change this, bridging the gap between clinical research and suicide prevention. The STARR Coalition partnered with ERG to sponsor an onsite training video for research staff, the first step in a comprehensive training program.

The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) was founded in 2012 to represent clinical research sites globally, providing a unified voice and a community dedicated to greater site sustainability. SCRS currently represents over 9,500 research sites in 47 countries, serving as an active partner in industry-wide initiatives and dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise.

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