Multicare Tacoma Women's Specialists

Appointments: 253.403.5432

Research Department

Tacoma Women’s Specialists has been conducting clinical research studies for over 20 years under the guidance of our Principal Investigator, John P. Lenihan, MD. Building partnerships with pharmaceutical companies has allowed Dr. Lenihan to play an integral role in conducting clinical trials specializing in Women’s health care research including hundreds of investigational medications and /or devices which were being studied in order to ascertain effectiveness and safety prior to being submitted to the FDA for approval. Our research facility has over 20 years of combined clinical research experience with two Sub-Investigators and a staff of certified, professional study coordinators. Using internationally recognized Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, our research facility is driven to complete studies in an ethical, timely, and efficient manner. Our volunteers who qualify to participate in research trials are able to receive full clinical evaluations and subsequent study medications at no charge. We are strongly committed to providing the highest quality of medical research in our field. Clinical trials we have been involved with are; contraception, hormone replacement therapy, treatment of incontinence and over-active bladders, prevention of osteoporosis, treatment of fibroids, endometriosis, treatment of heavy periods, and even treatment of low sexual desire.

If you are interested in finding out what it takes to become part of a research study follow this link to Center Watch, ( and/or call us here at Tacoma Women’s Specialists, Research Department. You can click on the link above to see what types of studies we are currently recruiting volunteers for.

Paula Brandon, MA, CCRC 253-383-7764

Judy Hall, MA CCRC 253-272-0704

Research Staff

Paula Brandon, MA, CRC

Carol J. Kovanda, M.D.

Paula Brandon has been in the medical field for 12 years. Her experience includes working as a Medical Assistant, 2 years of instructing the Medical Assistant Class at Bryman College and 7 years as a Clinical Research Coordinator.

Phone: (253) 383-7764
Fax: (253) 272-2480

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