Dermatology Research

Oregon Dermatology & Research Center has conducted clinical trials and generated reliable, high-quality data for more than 30 years.  Our highly-trained providers are attentive to our patients' needs and ensure individuals receive the best quality of care and treatment. 

Our Research Team
Our Reseach Team

What are Research Trials?
Clinical Research trials are used to test and evaluate investigational drugs, treatments, and new devices.  Investigational products must prove to be safe and effective before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider the investigational product for approval. Testing in humans is permitted only if a person volunteers for participation and understands the risks and benefits of participation. It is crucial to be aware of potential side effects and other health issues that may be the result of an investigational product. Clinical research allows you to gain access to new or current treatments and receive expert medical care with drugs that are not yet released to market. Your participation contributes to medical treatment advances for many generations to come. Volunteering participants are protected by the International Review Board (IRB) that oversees the volunteer, advocate for the patient (you), the physician, and staff that are conducting the trial. Patients may receive compensation for time and travel.

Who Can Be in a Research Trial?
Each clinical research trial has unique enrollment criteria for its potential subjects. Subjects must meet specific criteria to be eligible for study participation. Enrollment criteria can include age, gender, disease, severity of disease, previous treatment history, and other underlying medical conditions. Many patients think that their skin is not severe enough or that they may not qualify. If you're not sure, just give us a call. 


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What Can I Expect As A Trial Patient?
Being involved in a clinical trial is a great opportunity for patients. You'll become an active participant in scientific research while receiving treatment for your disease. We schedule appointments just like your normal doctor's office and are always available by phone or email to address any of your questions or concerns. To manage your progress, we may provide you with a questionnaire at your visit, or ask you to take home a cell phone-like device, which you can use to answer daily questions.


Currently Enrolling Studies Research Coordinator
Adult Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Gabriela
≥ 18 years of age  
Injectable and topical medication available  


Pediatric Eczema Carly
Between the age of 2-5  
Topical medication available  



Psoriasis Tiffany
≥ 18 years of age  
Injectable medication available  






Upcoming Enrolling Studies Research Coordinator
Nail Psoriasis Carly
≥ 18 years of age  
Injectable medication available  


Vitiligo Gabriela
≥ 18 years of age  
Oral medication available  
Pediatric and Adult Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)          Gabriela & TBD             
Between the age of 9 and over  
Topical and open-label injectable medication available  


Our Research Staff
Our highly trained research department has participated in more than 400 studies. Patients can expect a high degree of skill and dedication to their skincare needs! At Oregon Dermatology & Research Center, our clinical trial patients are like family. To learn more about our team, click the link below:

Our Research Team

What Does It Cost to Participate in a Clinical Trial?
Qualified individuals can participate in our clinical trials free of cost! Trial costs are paid for by a pharmaceutical sponsor. In most trials, the participant is compensated for their time and travel to our research site. The compensation amount may vary depending on what the trial requires of the patient. 


Interested in Participating in A Clinical Trial?
Ask your provider if a clinical trial is right for you and we would love to
chat with you about how you can get involved!


For more information regarding a study please call: 
(503) 222- SKIN


Interested in participating in a
clinical research trial?