RockSTARR Research Site List

Sites participating in Project RockSTARR as part of Alkermes’ ENLIGHTEN-2 Extension Study

Welcome to Project RockSTARR!  Thank you for being a hero. Your participation in research gives hope to countless individuals living with mental health disorders.

We want to celebrate you by donating to a local mental health advocacy organization in your area. Please click on the research site below where you will be participating. There you will find information on local advocacy organizations where you or your loved ones can find support and education. Once on the research site page, you have the opportunity to choose one of the advocacy organizations listed to have a donation sent to in your honor.

Your participation in Project RockSTARR will not affect your compensation in any way.

Thank you for being a part of this important research! 


For nearly four decades, CenExel ACMR has been dedicated to assisting pharmaceutical companies find new cures to help patients better manage their healthcare. ACMR conducts research from phase 0/1 first-in-human trials through phase 4 trials of both medical and behavioral treatments at our state-of-the-art open-source facility.

Click HERE for ACMR’s local advocacy organizations.


Advanced Research Center, Inc. (ARC) is a clinical research site dedicated to administering Phase 2, 3, and 4 clinical trials. We have over 16 years of experience conducting clinical trials across various therapeutic areas, emphasizing Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry/Central Nervous System.

Click HERE for ARC’s local advocacy organizations.


Anderson Clinical Research is a medical research office located in Redlands, CA. We have been conducting research at this location since 2002, and our location allows us to serve patients from all across the Inland Empire. We are committed to rendering the highest quality care to each participant during the course of a clinical study.

Click HERE for Anderson CR’s local advocacy organizations.


At Arch Clinical Trials we are excited to create a better world by advancing clinical research through productive business partnerships. Our core values of Innovation, Integrity, and Stewardship have helped us to achieve great clinical expertise and excellent patient care. We have highly experienced principal investigators, sub-investigators and coordinators, as well as experts in multiple fields who bring integrity and innovation to research.

Click HERE for Arch’s local advocacy organizations.


Behavioral Research Specialists, LLC’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care on an as-needed or preventative basis.  We have created a practice that we believe in and choose for our own family members. We are a Clinical Research Center with experienced clinicians who believe in working with  patients to maintain and improve their health. Our physicians believe in providing high level of care to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Click HERE for Behavioral Research’s local advocacy organizations.


Ben Taub Hospital is located in Houston, Texas within the Texas Medical Center. Having opened in May 1963, the hospital is owned and operated by the Harris Health System and is staffed by the faculty, residents, and students from Baylor College of Medicine. Research is conducted in conjunction with Harris Health System.

Click HERE for BTHs local advocacy organizations.


Established in 1988, Cherry Health is the largest FQHC in the State of Michigan serving six counties. Cherry Health has approximately 800 employees and a network of over 70 physicians and advanced practice providers specializing in primary care/family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, optometry, oral health, behavioral health and psychiatry.

Click HERE for Cherry Health’s local advocacy organizations.


Collaborative Neuroscience Network (CNS), founded in 2000, has grown to become one of the largest clinical research providers in the country, and the largest in Southern California. CNS operates three outpatient clinics located in Southern California (Garden Grove, Long Beach and Torrance) as well as a dedicated Phase I Unit and a JCAHO-accredited Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) centrally located in the greater Los Angeles area.

Click HERE for CNS’ local advocacy organizations.


Collaborative Neuroscience Network (CNS), founded in 2000, has grown to become one of the largest clinical research providers in the country, and the largest in Southern California. CNS operates three outpatient clinics located in Southern California (Garden Grove, Long Beach and Torrance) as well as a dedicated Phase I Unit and a JCAHO-accredited Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) centrally located in the greater Los Angeles area.

Click HERE for CNS’ local advocacy organizations.


At Emory University School of Medicine, we ensure leading-edge, efficient clinical research, yielding improved patient care and outcomes. We support our researchers with resources to help them conduct studies, communicate the significance of their findings, and speed the application of discoveries.

Click HERE for Emory’s local advocacy organizations.


Excell Research is a clinical research facility dedicated to improving the lives of patients through the advancement of safe and effective medication therapies.

Founded over 15 years ago, Excell Research partners with major pharmaceutical sponsors to conduct clinical research trials for new medications and treatments primarily in the areas of psychiatry; Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss; women’s health; and other central nervous system conditions such as migraines and fibromyalgia.

Click HERE for Excell’s local advocacy organizations.


Hassman Research Institute (HRI) is a leading clinical research organization that conducts both inpatient and outpatient Phase I-IV clinical trials in a wide variety of CNS, Healthy, and medical therapeutic areas. HRI’s highly trained and experienced staff, including four board certified clinical investigators, are dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of quality results in the trials they conduct.

Click HERE for HRI’s local advocacy organizations.


Innovative Clinical Research is part of Segal Trials, a privately held network of five research sites throughout South Florida conducting Phase I-IV research trials with a primary emphasis on psychiatry, neurology, addiction, insomnia, general medicine, healthy volunteers, infectious diseases, vaccines, and women’s health. Staying true to its core values of quality, customer service, advocacy and patient care, the Segal Trials team of over 110 professionals remain agile and competitive, expanding and growing based on the needs of its sponsors and its patients. is a network of research sites comprised of numerous physicians and offices throughout South Florida and South Carolina conducting Phase I-IV research trials.

Click HERE for Innovative Clinical Research’s local advocacy organizations.


InSite Clinical Research is dedicated to improving the mental health and quality of life for all humankind. We contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge by conducting high quality clinical research leading to the future treatments and cures of tomorrow.  We are a small, privately owned business performing Phase I-IV clinical research trials throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Our primary focus is on drug development research involving central nervous system (CNS) and mental health disorders.

Click HERE for InSite Clinical’s local advocacy organizations.


JPS Health Network operates John Peter Smith Hospital, a 573-bed acute care facility as well as more than 40 community and school-based health centers in Fort Worth, Texas.  JPS is a teaching facility and the site of the nation’s largest hospital-based Family Medicine residency program.

Click HERE for JPS Health’s local advocacy organizations.


Since 2002, Midwest Clinical Research Center (MCRC) has been dedicated to working with sponsors and volunteer subjects to test and develop new medication therapies for psychiatric conditions. The clinical trials we conduct at our outpatient and inpatient sites provide data for the effectiveness and safety of new medications for the treatment of Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, and more. MCRC has a caring, professional staff of Board certified Psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, and study coordinators who are dedicated to answering all of your questions about study participation.

Click HERE for MCRC’s local advocacy organizations.


NorthWest Clinical Research Center is a multi-specialty medical research facility providing medical evaluation and follow-up at no cost for community members interested in participating in clinical trials. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical research services and interim care to our patients. Patient safety is our top priority and experience, specialized expertise, and appreciation for our patients underscore every service we provide.

Click HERE for NW Clinical Research’s local advocacy organizations.


Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced health care to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty, and medical students come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

Click HERE for Northwestern Medicine’s local advocacy organizations.


PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 1,100 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest.

Click HERE for Peace Health’s local advocacy organizations.


Pillar Clinical Research – Richardson, TX is a multi-specialty research organization established in 2006 providing best in class clinical research services.  We have highly trained and skilled clinical research staff committezd to providing each participant with an exceptional level of care and attention.  Based in the greater Dallas area, the Pillar Richardson office is the flagship site for Pillar and has Phase 1-4 capabilities with a dedicated outpatient and a 20 bed inpatient research unit. The site also collaborates with Medical City Green Oaks Hospital for studies that require traditional psychiatric inpatient unit settings.

Click HERE for Pillar’s local advocacy organizations.


Precise Research Centers MS was founded in 2004 by industry veteran, Dr. Joseph Kwentus, and is proud to serve as the premier clinical research site and mental health clinic of its kind in Mississippi. Dr. Kwentus leads his experienced clinical team in researching medications in all phases of drug development for a variety of psychiatric, neurological, and medical disorders. Precise has collaborated on clinical trials for many conditions with leading pharmaceutical companies like Bristol-Meyers, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Pfizer, just to name a few.

Click HERE for Precise’s local advocacy organizations.


PsychCare Consultants Research a premier private psychiatric group practice with 4 locations serving the St. Louis metro area, founded and led by Azfar M. Malik, MD, MBA.

Click HERE for PsychCare’s local advocacy organizations.


SPRI Clinical Trials is a highly experienced, independent, free-standing clinical research site located in Brooklyn, NY that collaborates with the pharmaceutical industry in their evaluation of medications that may eventually be used to treat a number of important health-related conditions. We are staffed by a team of highly experienced medical professionals who are committed to providing only the highest standards of medical care and strict adherence to clinical protocols.

Click HERE for SPRI’s local advocacy organizations.


Stanford Medicine has a long tradition of leadership in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols and effective clinical therapies. A commitment to scientific discovery is one of Stanford Medicine’s defining strengths. In ways that cannot be anticipated, the knowledge generated by unfettered exploration yields the building blocks for tomorrow’s revolutionary clinical applications.

Click HERE for Stanford’s local advocacy organizations.


Synexus, Jamaca, NY, is one of 75 clinics in the Synexus network. Synexus is dedicated to conducting clinical studies and have been investigating the effectiveness of new medicines and treatments for more than 20 years. We provide a friendly, relaxed environment where you have the chance to help shape the future of health for yourself and for others.

Click HERE for Synexus’ local advocacy organizations.


At UCSD Health, our mission is to deliver outstanding patient care through commitment to the community, groundbreaking research and inspired teaching. We are working to create a healthier world — one life at a time — through new science, new medicine and new cures. With more than 1,500 doctors and scientists who are published experts in their fields, we’re well equipped to deliver unparalleled patient care. Armed with groundbreaking clinical research, our dedicated faculty is saving lives and shaping the future of medicine.

Click HERE for UCSD Health’s local advocacy organizations.


VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS) is one of the most diversified health care systems in VA, and it includes Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center located in Long Beach, California, and five Community-Based Outpatient Clinics located in Anaheim, Laguna Hills, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, and Villages at Cabrillo in Long Beach.  VALBHS provides comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and extended care programs. It employs more than 2,200 full-time employees, and is the health care provider of choice for more than 50,000 Veterans. Active in both research and education, partnering with universities and education centers across Southern California, it trains a new generation of health care leaders.

Click HERE for VALBHS’s local advocacy organizations.


To find your local advocacy group:

NAMI: https://www.nami.org/Home

MHA: https://arc.mhanational.org/find-affiliate

DBSA: https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/find-a-support-group/