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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.

Current Clinical Trials:
Recruiting now

Acne Study for Adults and Children:

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.

Nail Study:

Must be ≥ 18 years old and have healthy nails. A topical medication is provided for 21 days. Cannot cut nails during length of study. 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.

Skin Screening:

Free skin screening of the hands and feet in African-American patients. Must be ≥ 18 years old. No 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