About Us

Relaro Medical Trials is an experienced dedicated clinical research facility located in Dallas, Texas.

Our patients are our utmost priority and we ensure their experience is backed by our appreciation, attentiveness, and consideration for privacy and safety. All members of our staff are highly trained in conducting clinical research and are experienced in all GCP guidelines set fourth. Our goal is to offer the best in clinical care, and in return we hope to make a difference in our patient’s lives.

Our clinical trials are conducted in an array of therapeutic areas including, but not limited to: Depression, Flu, Vaccine, Diabetes, Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation and Healthy Volunteer studies.

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WHY RELARO MEDICAL TRIALS?

Our team’s experience assures there is a strong a focus on patient safety and retention while also providing clean clinical trial data to our sponsors and CRO’s. Relaro’s commitment to excellence is apparent when our staff shows sincere dedication to their practice, and our study participants are satisfied during their participation here.

OUR TEAM

Our dedicated staff has several years of experience working in the clinical research industry

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Dr. Tina Ali-Mohammad
Investigator

Dr. Tina Ali Mohammad is a ABPN Board Certified psychopharmacologist and psychotherapist with training in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and group therapy. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine in 2010 and completed Residency in General Psychiatry from UT Southwestern in 2014 where she was the recipient of the Andreeson Award in psychotherapy and Medical Student Teaching.

In addition to her work at Relaro, she treats patients in rural areas with limited access to doctors through telemedicine at JSA Health.

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Dr. Vipin P. Kuriachan
Investigator

Dr. Vipin P. Kuriachan is a practicing ophthalmologist in the Dallas area. Dr. Kuriachan works with his patients to discuss all options, including medications, laser procedures, and/or surgical operations to give them the best vision and hence the best quality of life possible.

Dr. Kuriachan attended Texas A&M University for his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering where he graduated with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. He attended medical school at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. Shortly after, Dr. Kuriachan moved to the Chicago area to attend Loyola School of Medicine for his preliminary year in Internal Medicine. Finally, he moved back to Texas and completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Over the course of both his academic and professional career, Dr. Kuriachan has received a number of awards and accolades, including the Excellence in Community Outreach Award from the president of his medical school for his work in underserved areas.

In addition to his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Kuriachan also loves acting and received an award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role from the Texas A&M Performing Arts Department. Along with that, he is thankful to have two lovely women to spend his life with: his wife and daughter.

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Dr. Steffini Stalos
Investigator

Dr. Steffini Stalos, DO, MS, FCAP has been an Investigator with Relaro Medical Trials since 2014 as well as a private practice Consultant and Laboratory Director for many biologics entities,medical facilities, and blood product collection sites.

She completed her Residency in Clinical Pathology, and her Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 2008. She has teaching experience in Pathology for Medical and PA students at the University of North Texas Health Science Center as well as Massive Transfusion, and a lab on Coagulation Disorders.

Dr. Stalos is very passionate about her expertise and role at Relaro Medical and continues to provide support to the advancement of patient care.

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Dr. Alice Tang
Investigator

Dr. Alice Tang, DO, MPH, RDMS graduated from University of Maryland Medical System in 2006 and has been an Investigator with Relaro Medical Trials since 2014. She is also an Attending Physician at Baylor University Medical Center, where she coordinates and directs patient care in an emergency medicine department as well as directing and maintaining the ultrasound program.

She has teaching experience in Physical Diagnosis, Emergency Ultrasound, Disease Emergencies, and UMMS Emergency Departments.

Dr. Tang is a highly skilled medical professional and team player who continues to provide a great benefit to the advancement of medical research at Relaro Medical Trials.

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Renee LaRoque
Site Director

Ms. LaRoque has her own philosophy that drives everything she does: The quality and integrity of clinical research is imperative to the progression of medicine, and I am enthusiastic about the difference I make in the lives of patients. Ms. LaRoque attributes her success to perseverance, a genuine belief in her ability to do anything she sets her mind to, an amazing team of Investigators and clinic team members, the support of her awesome family and friends, the love she gets from her two small dogs, and LOTS of caffeine.

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Alisha Howarter
Assessment Specialist

Alisha Howarter is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City with an advanced degree in Psychology.  She has worked with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings and was named “Student Therapist of the Year” in 2010 at the Kansas City CARE Clinic (previously KC Free).  As the Assessment Specialist for Relaro, her primary goal is to find the right diagnosis for each patient.  It is her personal goal to ensure that each patient receives quality treatment with respect and compassion, and without the stigma associated with mental illness.  Outside of Relaro, she is active in the community and works as the lead Instructor of Psychology at Remington College, Dallas Campus.

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Tamara Marshall
Administrative Research Assistant

Ms. Marshall has over 15 years within the medical/health industry and has a strong passion for helping others. She believes that in order to succeed in life you must be willing to do whatever it takes and to learn ways in which your voice impacts your work in a more positive light. She loves sports, reading, cooking and spending time with family/friends. Ms. Marshall lives by the Golden Rule and states that it has worked very well for her in regards to her personal life, career and professional relationships. Ms. Marshall looks forward to continuing her passion for helping others as well as expanding her knowledge within the medical field.

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Selam Beyene
Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Beyene graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her previous positions in Banking, Sales, and Case Management have given her a well-rounded skill set for her role at Relaro Medical Trials. Her enthusiasm to help others makes her a valued member of the Relaro Team. In her spare time, she likes to travel and spend quality time with loved ones.

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Amanda Reaka
Clinical Research Coordinator

Ms. Reaka is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator with 4 years of research experience. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Her true passion is helping others and has always dreamed of contributing to medical advancements to better people’s lives. Ms. Reaka is outgoing, motivated and has excellent interpersonal skills. She enjoys traveling, crafting, and spending time with her family, friends and dogs.

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Keesha Branch
Phlebotomist/Lab Director

Ms. Branch is responsible for knowing all research protocols and ensuring that protocol procedures are precisely followed. This includes appropriate documentation, processing complex lab samples and shipping lab samples per protocol. Ms. Branch’s responsible also include maintaining inventory of and ordering lab supplies, monitoring lab equipment and recording lab data.