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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:

Acne Study for Adults and Children (Enrollment is ending soon!):

Must be ≥ 9 years old and have ACNE. A topical medication is provided for 8 weeks. Study takes place over 14 weeks, and involves approximately 7 visits. Compensation is provided. 

Psoriasis Study:

Must be ≥ 18 years old and have PSORIASIS. A topical medication is provided for 8 weeks. There are 7 visits. Compensation is provided.

Valchlor Study:

Must be ≥ 18 years old, diagnosed with MYCOSIS FUNGOIDES and currently being treated with VALCHLOR. Compensation is provided.

Recruiting soon:

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.

Lupus Study:

Must be ≥ 18 years old with CUTANEOUS LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS with or without signs of systemic lupus erythematosus. A biologic medication will be provided over 28 weeks. There are 9 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:

Jaime Alexander, MD
Pediatric Dermatology Research Fellow

Tel: 718-270-2991