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Anchor Neuroscience is the research division of The Anchor Clinic.

Anchor Neuroscience is a clinical research organization co-located with The Anchor Clinic in Pensacola, Florida, an independent, multi-specialty outpatient behavioral medicine group. Our clinical trials division specializes in adults as well as pediatric populations. Our providers experienced practice within a variety of specialties including psychiatry, neuropsychology, and clinical psychology. Our staff is comprised of certified research coordinators and certified research professionals who assist our investigators in properly administering clinical trials.

We take great pride in our recruitment abilities, rapid regulatory response, and superior quality of care. Anchor Neuroscience is able to use a central IRB which yields a more efficient clinical research approval process.

List of Indications

  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Asperger’s
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Dementia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Tic Disorders
  • Parkinson’s
  • Migraines
  • Enuresis
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Autism
General Medicine
  • COPD
  • Hypertension/Hyperlipidemia
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Medical Device Validation
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Diabetes
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Vaccinations


  • Allscripts
  • Phreesia
  • DemandForce
  • BioClinica
  • Virgil
  • iMedidata
  • InForm
  • Bracket
  • Viedoc
  • PhaseForward
  • Oracle
  • MedAvante

State of the art facility

Our clinic is located on Palafox Pier overlooking Escambia Bay in the center of downtown Pensacola, Florida. Anchor Neuroscience is less than three miles from Baptist Hospital- a Level II trauma center. Our facility is a newly-constructed, 5000 square foot outpatient clinic designed specifically to house both clinical and research operations within the same. Anchor Neuroscience is designed to work in concert with the clinical services of the Anchor Clinic by delivering and advancing new psychopharmacological therapies.

Our state-of-the-art facility utilizes Allscripts electronic medical records system to maintain our database of over five thousand active patients. Searchable by diagnosis and patient demographics, our expansive database streamlines and enhances recruitment, enrollment, and retention of research participants.

Onsite Equipment

  • Double Locked Storage
  • Temperature controlled lab with 24-hour monitoring
  • Full crash cart
  •  -20 Celsius Freezer
  • ECG Machines
  • Locked Refrigerator
  • Locked CRF storage cabinets
  • Spirometers
  • Calibrated height/weight scales
  • 2 Centrifuges
  • Infusion Therapy Equipment
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Devices
  • Sphygmomanometers


  • Consultation/Procedure/Exam Rooms
  • Private Infusion Rooms
  • Private Testing Rooms
  • Subject Activity Areas
  • Lab Processing Area
  • Private Monitoring space with wireless internet access
  • Double lock ultra-capacity drug storage units (locked, temperature controlled, and logged)
  • OpenMRI located within building
  • Within 3 miles of Emergency Room

Meet Our Team

Our investigators bring extensive experience and developed practices, allowing access to large databases and referral sources across multiple specialties. Our clinical team includes board certified adult psychiatrists, board certified family medicine practitioner, anesthesiologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and psychometrists.

Our Providers

Kevin Groom, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Pashia Groom, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

James Igleburger, MD

Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist

Cris Jagar, MD

Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist

Lanway Ling, MD

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Gerald Grass, MD

Board Certified Anesthesiologist

Rohona Masharak, ARNP

Psychiatric Specialty

L. Erik Sternung, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Our Team

  • Lynn Head-Jolliff, RN, BSN
  • Whitney Vaughan, CCRC
  • Jon Juliusson, NCPT
  • Kelly Manning, MA
  • Yasmine Nabulsi, BA
PRN Staff
  • Infusion RNs, ACLS Certified