Cahaba Dermatology is conducting clinical trials to prevent, detect, and treat various skin conditions. Individuals may choose to participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Participants with an illness or disease often participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest science-forward treatment and obtain additional care and attention from a clinical trial staff. Qualifying applicants are compensated for time and travel that is spent during the clinical trials process.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating in a research trial, fill out the submission form. You do not have to be a patient of Cahaba Dermatology to participate.
Current Open Trials:
2 years and older
Clinical Diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis for 3 months +
Surface area affected up to 3% or 3 hand-prints.
Used any previous topical therapies for 1 month + and willing to stop during trial.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in taking part one of our clinical trials, the process is simple. Fill out the submission form above, and one of our Clinical Trial Staff will call for a phone screening. After answering questions during your phone screening, you will be asked to schedule an in-person appointment with our clinical trials team. If our team recognizes you as a qualifying candidate you will be asked to sign various consent forms, and admitted into the beginning phase of the clinical trials process.
Clinical Research FAQ's
What is clinical research?
“Clinical research” is the broad term that includes the process by which any new medication or medical device becomes FDA approved. Without this approval, a company cannot market a product for human use in the US. The path to FDA approval begins with “lab” research. This is where the basic science of a drug is worked out. Today, this often involves computer modeling and very high-tech methods.
Once a drug shows promise in the lab, it is tested in animals to make sure that it is both safe and has potential to work. If this test is passed, the drug moves into human testing. This part of the approval process is divided into three phases:
The drug is given to a small number of people to evaluate its safety, determine a safe dosage range, and identify side effects.
The drug is given to a larger number of people to see if it is effective and to further evaluate its safety. Safety remains the primary question and a drug must pass this “safety test” without question to move to the next phase.
The drug is given to a very large number of people to further study its effectiveness and side effects. Effectiveness is the main subject with safety still being important.
People choose to participate in a clinical trial for many reasons:
Participants may be compensated for time and travel, depending on the study
Opportunity to benefit from new treatment options
Study related test at no cost to you
Contribute to changing lives in the future
Quality care from top doctors and researchers
What to expect in a clinical trial?
At Cahaba Dermatology, you, the patient, are the main focus of any clinical study – your rights, protection and safety are our top priority. Making sure all patients fully learn and understand their rights before any trial is key.
Your rights in a clinical trial
You have the right to:
The very best care
Ask questions and get answers at any time
Know what other treatment options may be available to you
Confidentiality and privacy – your personal identifiers will be removed from study documents