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Clinical Studies

The University of Michigan Department of Dermatology has a highly developed clinical research program with faculty committed to furthering the knowledge and understanding of dermatologic conditions and treatments. Our physicians, faculty, fellows and residents have both experience and expertise in a wide range of dermatologic areas.

Our clinical research programs work together with our basic science programs to translate our discoveries into new therapies. Current initiatives include:

Clinical Trials

Patients may participate in experimental therapies in the U-M Dermatology Clinical Pharmacology Unit (CPU). The CPU oversees ongoing trials for a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis, acne and atopic dermatitis. If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial and would like more information please contact us at (734) 764-DERM [3376].
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Laser Research Group

UM Dermatology's Laser Research Group has ongoing clinical research studies seeking patients of specific ages and skin types. For more information about participating in a laser research study please contact our Clinical Research Coordinator at 734-763-8076.
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Familial Psoriasis Study

Our Psoriasis Genetics Research group is working to unravel the genetic complexities of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. A critical component to this work is the collection and study of genetic material from affected persons and unaffected, unrelated controls. The group is also interested in the collection of large families with five or more affected family members. For more information about the Familial Psoriasis Study and related research please explore the program's web site.
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