Community Partners


Referring Patients

Brain Matters Research is a world-class institution offering accurate diagnosis, treatment, support and research opportunities to patients and families faced with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We work with other health care professionals to provide a seamless care experience for our mutual patients.

For health care providers:

Although a referral is not required for the initial consultation, we find it helpful to have communication with the primary care doctor prior to their patient’s appointment to ensure that we have the necessary background information. After the evaluation, we will provide you with a comprehensive care plan for your patient’s record. As we are not primary care providers, your input as a partner in their care is a vital component of the care plan. This becomes especially important if they are eligible for and choose to participate in a clinical trial.

We value the relationships we currently have with local and regional neurologists, University of Miami, Cleveland Clinic, Alzheimer’s Association, and others who understand the role that a center of excellence can play in a patient’s treatment options. For more detailed information on how we work with health care providers, please contact us at (561) 374-8461, email at

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.

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.

The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) focuses on reducing the time and cost of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical research trials in order to speed innovative therapies to those who need them. GAP-Net is a key initiative; this network of more than 60 leading academic and private clinical research sites across the United States and Canada fast-tracks patient recruitment and optimizes site operations, accelerating trial start-up. ERG is proud to be part of this network.

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