Dermatology Research

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Our Research

Research in the MUSC Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery covers a broad spectrum of dermatologic conditions and diseases. We have a variety of ongoing Phase II-IV Clinical Trials and Observational Studies for both pediatric and adult patients.

Areas of particular emphasis include: 

For more information regarding our clinical trials please visit our studies page or reach out to one of our study team members.   

Frequently Asked Questions 

To participate in one of our studies or get more information, you can fill out the form on our Get Involved page or contact one of our research team members. 

We recruit individuals with an array of skin conditions as young as six months old to adult.

We are located on the first floor of Rutledge Tower in the Children's Dermatology Clinic. You can park in the Ashley- Rutledge Tower parking garage, and we validate parking. Please visit our Location page for directions and more information.

There is no cost for participating in a research study. Many studies provide compensation for your time, effort, and/or travel. 

Insurance is not required to participate in our studies. Participation in research is a great resource for those who are uninsured or under insured, those having difficulty with medication coverage, or those transitioning between insurance coverages. 

Our studies are each unique and have different timelines. Some studies are as short as 29 days, while others are open-ended. It is important to remember that your participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.