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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Dermatology


Clinical Trials


We are recruiting patients for our active clinical trials. If you are interested in participating or obtaining more information, please contact our Dermatology Research Department at 718-270-2991.

Is Your Skin Condition
Not Listed?

If you have a dermatological condition and would like to be considered for future studies, you are welcome to contact us, and we will add you to our database. We are always looking for patients with Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Lupus, skin infection, Hair and Nail conditions, and much more.

Recruiting now:

Molluscum study for Children:

Must be ≥ 2 years old and have MOLLUSCUM. A topical medication is provided. Study takes place over 12 weeks and involves approximately 6 visits. Compensation is provided.

Pediatric Psoriasis Study:

Must be 6 - 17 years old and have chronic plaque-type PSORIASIS with a body surface area of ≥10%. A biologic medication compared with placebo will be provided. After week 12, all participants receive the biologic medication. Study takes place over 33 months. Compensation is provided.

Recruiting soon:

Acne Study for Adults and Children:

Must be ≥ 12 years old and have MODERATE/ SEVERE FACIAL ACNE. A topical medication and laser treatment is provided. Study takes place over 12 weeks and involves 7 visits. Compensation is provided.

Contact Information:

For more information, please feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. When emailing, please indicate the study title in the subject line: (ie. "PSORIASIS", "ACNE")

Jeannette Jakus, MD, MBA
Director Of Clinical Trials & Research:

Chika Ugorji, MD
Pediatric Dermatology Research Fellow

Tel: 718-270-2991