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Clinical Trials

Mission statement: To enable discoveries that improve patients’ lives, promote investigators’ careers, provide clinical trial training to staff and health care providers, and enhance the local and national reputation of URMC Dermatology.

The URMC Department of Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), founded by Dr. Lisa Beck in 2007, has since been actively enrolling participants in registries, investigator-initiated and sponsored clinical research. Our CTU has provided groundbreaking treatment options to patients in the greater Rochester region and surrounding areas. We have also conducted cutting edge translational research that have improved our understanding of common skin conditions, while training future leaders in translational dermatology.

The CTU resides within the UR Dermatology Associates College Town outpatient clinic, an 18,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility which opened in 2019. Our workspace is adjacent to the clinical space and consists of two additional exam rooms, coordinator offices, a large storage room and a meeting room. The proximity of the CTU’s space allows for seamless integration into clinic workflows.

The CTU is equipped with both standard equipment such as Sphygmomanometer, ECG machine, Tympanic thermometer, temperature-monitored 4°C, -20°C and -80°C refrigerator/freezers, and unique technology including GPSkin and Aquaflux® devices (to measure trans-epidermal water loss [TEWL]); Corneometer® CM 825 (to measure stratum corneum hydration), Skin-pH-Meter PH 905, tabletop centrifuges (for blood and serum analyses), high-frequency ultrasound (to measure dermal/epidermal thickness or inflammation), Canon cameras, as well as Minolta Chromameter (for measurement of erythema or pigment).

The CTU is led by Dr. Anna De Benedetto, who oversee a team of highly skilled, motivated, and caring individuals, who work closely with our physicians to provide the best experience to our participants.  Meet our CLINICAL TRIAL UNIT TEAM.

Below are current trials (only trials open to enrollment are listed). For more information about ongoing clinical trials for which you or your patients may qualify, please contact Alicia Papalia at 585-273-4195 or via email: Alicia_paplia@urmc.rochester.edu or Michelle Smith at 585-275-9577 or via email: michelleg_smith@urmc.rochester.edu.

ATOPIC DERMATITIS (Eczema)

Lisa A. Beck, M.D.

 

Age 1 +

 

A Prospective Sample Collection Study Using Non-invasive Methods to Investigate Biomarkers in AD Patients - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

Age 13 +

Study of Skin Microbiome in Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis Patients - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

 

Age 18 +

A Study to Assess Subcutaneous Lirentelimab (AK002) in Atopic Dermatitis - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

 

CUTANEOUS AND SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOUS (Lupus)

Christopher Tracy Richardson, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Age 18 +

 

Study of Ruxolitinib Cream for the Treatment of Discoid Lupus Erythematosus - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

Evaluation of the Pathogenesis of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

 

CHRONIC HAND DERMATITIS

Anna De Benedetto, M.D.

Age 18 +

Topical Ruxolitinib in Chronic Hand Dermatitis - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

 

SKIN SURGERY

Franki Lambert Smith, M.D.

Age 18 +

The impact of surgical smoke on VA patients during Mohs micrographic surgery

 

ALOPECIA AREATA (Opening Soon)

Mary Gail Mercurio, M.D.

Age 18 +

Regeneron Alopecia Areata Multicenter (Dupilumab) - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov

 

OTHER RESEARCH

Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D.

Lisa A. Delouise, Ph.D., M.P.D.

Age 18 +

Dermatology Department Assay Development

 

Inquires about URMC Dermatology Clinical Trials may be directed to our coordinators:

Alicia Papalia and Michelle Smith

CLINICAL TRIAL UNIT TEAM MEMBERS

 

Alicia Papalia, AS

Alicia Papalia, AS
Senior Coordinator
URMC Dermatology

 Email: alicia_papalia@urmc.rochester.edu

 Phone: 585 273 4195

 Fax: 585 461 3501 (att: CTU)

 

Michelle Smith, AS

Michelle Smith, AS
Coordinator

URMC Dermatology

 Email: michelleg_smith@urmc.rochester.edu

 Phone: 585 275 9577

 Fax: 585 461 3501 (att: CTU)

 

 

 

Clinical Research

Financial Management

 

 

Margaret Parisi  - Senior Financial Analyst

585-276-3441

Margaret_parisi@urmc.rochester.edu

Rebecca Dennis, MBA - Finance Coordinator

607-661-0574

Rebecca_dennis@urmc.rochester.edu

 

Anna De Benedetto, MD

 

Anna De Benedetto, MD
CTU Director and Associate Professor
URMC Dermatology

Anna De Benedetto, M.D. - University of Rochester Medical Center

 

Leah Laageide, MD
Research Fellow
URMC Dermatology

 Email: leah_laageide@urmc.rochester.edu

 Phone: 585 275 9867

 Fax: 585 461 3501 (att: Leah Laageide)

 

Cameron Clements, NP

Cameron Clements

NP Fellow

 

Alison Moy, DNP

Alison  Moy

DNP Fellow

 

Alexandra Wilmot, NP

Alexandra Wilmot

NP Fellow

 

Kathryn Wisnowski, NP

Kathryn Wisnowski

NP Fellow

 

 

Hanna Smith, BA

Hannah Smith, BA

Medical Student

Research Fellow

 

Ania Stolarczyk, BS

Ania Stolarczyk, BS

Medical Student

                      Research Fellow