Woodland International Research Group

Little Rock, AR

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Pediatric / Adolescent Clinical Research Unit

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Principal Investigator

  • George Konis, MD
    Board Certified Family Medicine
  • Jim G. Aukstuolis, MD
    Board Certified Psychiatry, Adult & Child/Adolescent

Site Director
Ashley Poole


  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Essential Tremor
  • GERD
  • Hepatitis C
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Pediatric Indications:
    • ADHD
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Depression
    • Schizophrenia


  • 50 bed inpatient unit
  • Clinical pharmacology unit
  • Outpatient clinic
  • Dedicated, controlled and secured outdoor smoking space


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May, 2017: In July 2016, WIRG opened its new Pediatric Unit. This purpose-built, 16-bed CRU was designed for child and adolescent inpatient trials in special populations with CNS disorders and diseases in other therapeutic areas. Phase I studies performed at WIRG include schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, ADHD, depression and GERD. The unit features bedside gaming, an indoor gymnasium, air hockey, arts and crafts and other activities as well as a secure outdoor area/fresh air space. The unit’s retention program includes education and tutoring. This unit was designed for the comfort of patients and family with two beds per room, which allows caregivers to stay overnight. It also allows separation from the adult populations on the larger 40-bed CRU. This unit is also being utilized for adult and elderly Phase I-IIa inpatient trials. It is equipped with PSG for sleep disorder trials, can conduct complex studies with serial PK draws and other special procedures.