LYNN INSTITUTE OF THE ROCKIES
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO


The Lynn Institute of the Rockies is an independent multi-center clinical research facility dedicated to providing professional service to the pharmaceutical industry and clinical research organizations.


Centers are located in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado. We are a multi-specialty site comprising over 20 board-certified physicians. Our specialties include Sleep Medicine, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Women’s Health, Dermatology, Neurology, and Internal Medicine. With a population of roughly 1 million in Southern Colorado, the Lynn Institute of the Rockies offers a broad range of demographic characteristics to each clinical research trial. Our experienced research staff is committed to providing rapid study start-up, precise project management and accuracy in data collection, all with a focus on subject safety.

MANAGEMENT

Karen Waddell
President and CEO

Franklin K. Willis, JD
Executive Vice President and COO

Kurt Lesh, MD
Medical Director

J. Lewis Rommet, MD
Medical Director of Sleep Services

FACILITY DESCRIPTION
  • 7500 sq. ft. facility
  • Dedicated space for monitors with phones, fax and copy machines available
  • Large patient waiting room
  • Access to radiology and ultrasound facilities
  • Access to endoscopy unit
  • On site lab and exam rooms
  • Heart station, including EKG’s and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • 4 rooms with 24 hour monitoring
  • 24-hour pH monitoring
  • Facility for extended-stay pharmacokinetic studies
  • Digestive motility diagnostic center
  • 4 bed sleep lab (EEG, polysomnography studies)
Sleep Lab includes:
  • Experienced study coordinators
  • Fully equipped rooms for sleep studies including polysomnography, multiple sleep latency testing, and maintenance of wakefulness
  • Registered polysomnography technicians
  • ECG and EEG
  • Laboratory with phlebotomy and on site processing
  • Biomedically approved refrigeration equipment to store blood samples at a temperature of minus 70 or minus 20
  • degrees Celsius
  • Pulse oximetry
AREAS OF RESEARCH

Lynn Institute of the Rockies has conducted Phase II - IV studies including:
  • Acne
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Amenorrhea
  • Ankylosing Spondilitis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Breakthrough Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Canker Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contraception
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes (Type I and II)
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Endometriosis
  • Erosive Esophagitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • GAD
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Gastric Emptying
  • GERD
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes
  • Hormone Replacement
  • HPV
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension (including ABPM)
  • Insomnia
  • Incontinence
  • Influenza
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menorrhagia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pneumonia
  • Psoriasis
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rosacea
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaccine Trials
RESEARCH STAFF
  • 7 full time clinical research coordinators 
  • 1 research assistant/lab technician
  • 1 quality assurance person
  • 4 sleep technicians (1 registered)
  • 1 regulatory specialist
  • 1 business development specialist
  • 1 contract administrator
  • 2 recruitment specialists
Kurt Lesh, MD
Family Medicine

John Baer, MD
OB/GYN

Atul Vahil, MD
Gastroenterology

William Lunt, MD
Gastroenterology

David Bird, MD
Family Practice

DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT
  • Respironic Alice 5.0 polysomnography equipment
  • Two EKG machines
  • Refrigerated drug storage
  • Refrigerator for lab sample storage
  • Weigh scale
  • Freezer (-20 and -70 degree Celsius)
  • Drug storage (locked and temp. controlled)
  • Lab drawing and processing equipment
  • CLIA certified laboratory
  • Hemoglobin A1C testing
  • Automatic external defibrillator
  • Centrifuge
  • Sandhill motility equipment
Lynn Institute of the Rockies

1625 Medical Center Point, Ste 260
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 632-5966
Fax: (719) 630-3211
Contact: Brenda Mattson
Email: Bmattson@lhsi.net
Website: www.lhsi.net
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