For over 30 years, the UC Irvine Dermatology Clinical Research Center has been dedicated to providing innovative treatments and medications for the treatment of a variety of skin conditions. We aim to advance a deeper understanding of dermatology conditions, and to expand and improve upon the current scope of dermatology treatments. Our team of highly qualified investigators, coordinators and staff are committed to responsible research, with patient safety as the highest priority. The Dermatology Clinical Research Center emphasizes interventional research for those suffering from psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis and many other dermatological conditions. We also address a variety of cosmetic concerns, including acne, subcutaneous fat and hair removal treatments. All studies are closely monitored to assess the efficacy and safety of novel and emerging therapies, as well as treatments already FDA-approved and available to patients. Recent studies have investigated a wide variety of treatments including topical creams, biologics, laser therapies and oral medications. To view a list of our clinical research publications and presentations, click here.
The Dermatology Clinical Research Center is located in Hewitt Hall. The building consists of 9,500 sq feet which includes rooms for photography, facilities for phlebotomy, records storage, a fully-equipped procedure room, four consultation rooms and a conference room. The nursing staff is trained in precise specimen collection and patient care delivery to assure that the clinical studies are carried out in accordance with the IRB. The DCRC provides a safe, state-of-the-art, and welcoming environment for study subjects and principal investigators.
Dermatology Research Center
Hewitt Hall Building
843 Health Sciences Road, Room 1001
Irvine, CA 92697