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Research Strategies of Memphis (RSM) is located in the center of Memphis, which serves as the medical hub for the Mid-South Area. The greater Memphis metropolitan area including the adjacent areas of Mississippi and Arkansas has an estimated population of approximately 1.2 million people. Memphis is well known for its cultural contributions to the identity of the American South such as rhythm and blues, music and barbeque. Memphis hosts the Annual World Championship of Barbeque each May on the banks of the Mississippi River. Memphis is considered North America’s distribution leader. FedEx World Headquarters and WorldHub are both located in Memphis. Memphis is especially proud to be the home for Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital specializing in child and adolescent cancer research.

Research Strategies of Memphis conducts all phases of clinical trials. Inpatient Clinical Trials are conducted in conjunction with Parkwood Behavioral Health System, Compass Intervention Center and Lakeside Behavioral Health System, all located in close proximity to the site. Research Strategies of Memphis is highly accommodating to monitors and sponsors with separate areas for them to work at the site, while having full access to our staff. RSM utilizes a central IRB designated by the study sponsor. Our site is dedicated solely to research and has a central lab on the premises as well as the latest technology available to connect and transmit data. Our office has separate exam rooms, physician consult rooms and each clinical research coordinator has their own office in order to consult with study patients.

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About Our Physicians

Research Strategies of Memphis, LLC (RSM) began in 2005 as a collaboration of renowned research industry professionals. Our Physician Investigators and Chief Executive Officer have over fifty years combined experience in clinical research. RSM investigators are board-certified or board-eligible physicians with a dedication to quality and patient care.

Roger B. Vogelfanger, MD
August 23, 1946 - December 13, 2009

  • Roger B. Vogelfanger, MD was one of the primary founders of Research Strategies of Memphis, LLC and RSM’s primary Principal Investigator until his death in 2009. “Dr. V” (as he was affectionately called) was a graduate of Cornell University and completed Medical School at Vanderbilt University. Dr. V served as the Chief Resident in Adolescent Psychiatry at Saint Joseph Hospital/University of South Florida. He began his private practice in Memphis in 1976 and served as the Medical Director for a local inpatient psychiatric unit. Dr. Vogelfanger was Board Certified in Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry. “Dr. V” will always be in our hearts .

  • David L. Struble, MD is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he graduated magna cum laude and completed Medical School at the University Of Tennessee School of Medicine. Dr. Struble completed his residency and fellowship at Wright State University School of Medicine where he served as Chief Resident. Following a tour of duty in the United States Air Force, Dr. Struble began his private practice in Memphis. Dr. Struble is Board Certified in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Anita Varma, MD is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and completed Medical School at Ross University of Medicine. Dr. Varma completed her residency at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine where she served as the Chief Resident Physician. Dr. Varma is certified in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and is Board Eligible in Psychiatry.
  • Kenny Terry, MD is a graduate of Jackson State University and completed Medical School and Residency Training at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Terry earned the Teaching Resident of the Year 2004-2005 as well as the President of the Psychiatry Interns for 2003-2004. Dr. Terry is Board Eligible in Psychiatry.
  • Paul King, MD is a graduate of Brooklyn College and completed Medical School at Cornell University Medical College. Dr. King also has a Masters of Science in Microbiology from Long Island University. Dr. King completed a fellowship in Child Psychiatry from the University of Tennessee and Residency at the Payne Whitney Psychiatry Clinic in New York, NY. Dr. King began his private practice in 1977 and has served as the Medical Director for several psychiatric inpatient facilities since that time. Dr. King has authored the book Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N Roll – Healing Today’s Troubled Youth.
  • Steven Rice, MD is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and completed Medical School at Tulane Medical School.  Dr. Rice completed an Internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital and Psychiatry Residency at the University of Tennessee both located in Memphis, TN.  Dr. Rice is Board Certified in Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • David B. Goldstein, PhD is a graduate of the University of Florida and postgraduate training includes his Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychiatry from Yale University and his Master in Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New Mexico. Dr Goldstein conducts psychological testing and evaluation for many of the area schools and hospitals and is a consultant to the Memphis Police Department. Dr Goldstein is an active member in numerous professional organizations and is highly published in the area of Psychology. Dr Goldstein is Board Certified in Psychology.

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Research Strategies of Memphis utilizes a central IRB designated by the study sponsor and has a central laboratory on the premises. The site is spacious and very comfortable for the study volunteers. Research Strategies of Memphis strives to be accommodating to study patients, study sponsors and all others affiliated in the clinical research process.

Research Strategies of Memphis staff are all well-trained and experienced in working with patients among all age groups suffering with psychiatric disorders. They make a choice to work in the mental health field and have a passion for being a part of bringing additional treatments available to the general public. Our staff includes the following:

Rebecca "Becky" Pace, RN
Chief Executive Officer

Christy M. Pace

Dale Springfield
Office Manager/Data and Project Coordinator

Judy Feld, RN
Clinical Research Coordinator/Director of Inpatient Studies

Laurie Martin, RN
Recruitment Specialist

Jackie Strickland
Clinical Research Coordinator

Jessica Uribe
Clinical Research Coordinator/Executive Assistant

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RSM Affiliated Physicians

David Struble, MD

Anita Varma, MD

Paul King, MD

Steve Rice, MD

Kenny Terry, MD

David B. Goldstein, PhD


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