At New West Physicians, we have been conducting clinical research studies for our patients since 1997. Our research clinic is located in Golden and is directed by our Chief Medical Officer, Ken Cohen, MD.  Dr. Cohen works with several pharmaceutical companies and selectively chooses clinical studies that he feels will be the best for our patients while still advancing medical research for new medicines. All studies are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and conducted by our experienced and caring research team. To learn more about how clinical research studies work, visit clinicaltrials.gov.

 

Kenneth Cohen,  M.D.,
C.M.O., F.A.C.P

Kenneth Cohen is a practicing internist who has served as the Chief Medical Officer for New West Physicians since 1996. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Health Sciences and the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. Under his guidance, New West Physicians has developed extensive programs in outcomes research, quality improvement, and clinical research. He has been the principal investigator for most research studies in which the organization has participated since 1997. He is very selective in choosing studies that not only advance medicine but also provide possible benefits for our New West Physicians patients. Dr. Cohen is married and has one son. He enjoys skiing, fly fishing, cycling, mountain climbing and backpacking.

Gwen Carangi, CCRC

Clinical Research Manager

Gwen has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia and has been certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator since 1997. Prior to joining New West Physicians in 2009, she worked in clinical research for diseases such as cancer, rheumatology, and pulmonary hypertension. She has two children and enjoys being outdoors in beautiful Colorado. Her interests include travel, music, jogging, mountain biking, and skiing.

Amber Bretz,  CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

Amber is a native of Colorado and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with emphasis in Fitness and Exercise. Amber was introduced to clinical research 15 years ago and has worked with the many sides of clinical research trials but enjoys the patient care aspect the most. She has been certified as a Clinical Research Study Coordinator since 2003. She is an avid volleyball player and enjoys running and spending time with her dogs.

Bristol Pavol,  PA-C

Physicians Assistant – Certified, Clinical Research Coordinator

Bristol graduated from CU Boulder in 1990 and received her Master’s in Child Health and Physician Assistant degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1997. She worked at New West Physicians’ Arvada Family Practice Clinic as a Physician’s Assistant for seven years and has been working in Clinical Research since 2004. She enjoys the dual aspects of patient care combined with cutting edge clinical research that the New West Physicians Research Department offers. She has a daughter and a son and enjoys kickboxing and fishing in Canada every summer.