Experience, Longevity, Quality and Service.

CenExel Centers of Excellence offer world-class quality and experience. CIT champions that standard.

CenExel CIT provides cutting-edge treatment while advancing medical research.

Founded in 2000, CenExel CIT encompasses multiple research facilities in Southern California that conduct Phase 1 to Phase 4 clinical trials to further the development of medications, benefiting patients, communities, and physicians. We are a CenExel Center of Excellence, assuring unparalleled patient engagement, staff expertise, and valuable results.

Over 1,000 clinical trials conducted in the past 20 years.
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CenExel CIT encompasses 33,000 square feet of facility space, 70 beds, and a full surgery center.
CenExel CIT exceeds 100% of patient target in recruitment.
Full-service, Phase I CRO capabilities provided through strategic partnerships.
CenExel CIT centralizes budgeting and contracting for faster study start-up.
group of people
CenExel CIT serves a broad and diverse demographic.

Center Leadership

Debra Hoffmeyer

Debra Hoffmeyer

Founder and CEO

Debra began her career in biotechnology, and has since held every position from patient recruiter and clinical research technician to rater and CEO of CenExel CIT. Debra holds certification in clinical research and is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates, the CNS Summit, National Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU) of the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She serves on the Finance Committee and Working Groups for Suicidal Thinking and Behavior Assessment and Signal Detection of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM). As CEO, Debra focuses her time on business development and attending conferences on the latest advancements in research and development.

David Poling

David Poling

Chief Financial Officer

Since joining CenExel CIT in 2006, David has focused on expanding CIT from one site in Orange County to five sites, covering Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, and San Diego counties. As CFO, David directs all aspects of the business including clinical operations and facilities, accounting, legal agreements, human resources as well as monitoring of financial performance. David holds a BA degree in Finance from San Diego State University.

2018 – 2020 Statistics

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Reaching new heights in clinical research

Our Centers of Excellence provide unparalleled medical and scientific support in the design and execution of clinical trials. Our attention to detail assures quality, reliable results, and has helped CenExel to consistently achieve and exceed patient recruitment goals. We deliver the expertise, engagement, and results to ensure our clients achieve their clinical research goals.

To speed up study implementation, we provide centralized budgeting and contracting for sponsors engaging multiple Centers of Excellence. The geographic diversity of our network offers strong access to roughly 35 million subjects while our broad therapeutic expertise enables a variety of clinical trial strengths.

Top Therapeutic Areas of Expertise

Alzheimer’s Disease
Anxiety Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorders
Parkinson’s Disease

Seasonal Influenza
Pandemic Influenza

Acute Post-op Pain:
Open Hernia Repair
Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Healthy Volunteer (all ages)
Sleep Apnea
Women’s Health

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