Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology Center, PC has more than 25 years in conducting FDA-regulated clinical studies. Dr. Gary Monheit, Dr. James Krell, Dr. Melanie Appell, and Dr. Michele Hill conduct research studies of investigational medications and devices as well as clinical trials of currently approved products. They have been investigators in numerous national and international trials. The research conducted at Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology keeps us on the forefront of new products and devices in both therapeutic and cosmetic indications. This provides patients access to many exciting new products and procedures before they ever come to the marketplace.
The Research Team
With a team of dedicated and trained professionals, the physicians of Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology Center, PC provide exceptional completion of clinical trials in the cosmetic and therapeutic areas of dermatology.
Dr. Gary Monheit
Dr. Monheit has more than 25 years experience conducting FDA-regulated clinical trials in cosmetic dermatology and skin cancer research. He maintains certification in Good Clinical Practice and the Protection of Human Subjects through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative.
Dr. James Krell
Dr. Krell specialized in psoriasis research and has more than 10 years experience in conducting FDA-approved clinical trials. He maintains certification in Protecting Human Research Participant through the National Institute of Health.
Dr. Melanie Appell
Dr. Appell has more than 20 years experience in conducting clinical trials in various therapeutic areas including, but not limited to, acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and hidradenitis suppurativa. She maintains training in Good Clinical Practice and the Protection of Human Subjects through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative.
Dr. Michele Hill
Dr. Hill has clinical trial experience in acne, rosacea, and psoriasis and has been conducting trials for more than 5 years. She maintains certification through the National Institute of Health in Protecting Human Research Participants.
Heidi Neugent, PA
Heidi has 10 years experience as a Sub-Investigator for clinical trials in cosmetic and therapeutic indications. She maintains certification in Protecting Human Research Participant through the National Institute of Health.
Candi Nelson, BS, CCRC - Director of Clinical Research
Candi has a Bachelors Degree in Biology and has 10 years experience in all phases of clinical trials in dermatology from protocol development to study implementation. She became a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) in 2006. Candi maintains certification in Good Clinical Practice and the Protection of Human Subjects through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative and Protecting Human Research Participant through the National Institute of Health.
Dina Nolan – Research Administrative Assistant
Dina has been with the Research Department for 4 years. She maintains certification in Protecting Human Research Participants through the National Institute of Health and in Good Clinical Practice and the Protection of Human Subjects through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative.
Information for Patients
Choosing to participate in clinical research is an important personal decision. Participation in a study is based on voluntary enrollment and a full understanding of what is involved in the study. Informed consent is a prerequisite for any study and includes fully understanding the risks and benefits of taking part in the study and the time it will take to participate.
To participate, patients must meet certain requirements that are different for each study. These inclusions and exclusions are not used to reject people personally but rather to identify appropriate participants and to keep them safe.
The research conducted by Total Skin and Beauty is reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) who reviews and approves every new study before it can begin, to ensure scientific rigor and to protect the rights and welfare of the study participants.
To take part, patients need to feel well informed, confident, and secure about participating. Speak to family members, doctors, researchers, and hospital staff to see if participation in clinical research is appropriate for you. View information on Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology's clinical research studies.
Information for Health Professionals
Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology welcomes inquiries and referrals from physicians and other caregivers. For more information regarding specific clinical protocols, eligibility criteria, contact information, or referrals of potential study participants, or to contact research physicians or clinical coordinators you may select one of our current studies or contact the Research Office at (205) 380-6148.
Information for Industry Sponsors
Total Skin and Beauty Dermatology Center welcomes industry sponsors interested in collaborating in industry-initiated as well as investigator-initiated clinical studies. The interests of individual principal investigators are listed on this site, as are currently active clinical studies and protocols. For more information about potential collaborations, contact the Research Department at email@example.com or (205) 380-6148.
CURRENT STUDIES LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS:
Is your skin red around your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose? Do you also get red bumps
similar to acne on your face?
If so, please contact us to learn more about Dr. Appell's research study of an investigational medication
for adults with papulopustular rosacea.
Papulopustular rosacea is a type of rosacea marked by facial redness and acne-like bumps.
To qualify, you must:
Be 18 years of age or older
Have moderate to severe papulopustular rosacea
Have a minimum of 15 papules or pustules on your face (acne-like red bumps)
Qualified participants will receive study-related evaluations and study medication at no cost, and
may receive compensation for their time and travel.
Looking for other ways to treat your plaque psoriasis?
If so, then you might be interested in learning about this clinical research study.
James Krell, MD is currently seeking participants for a clinical research study to assess the safety and effectiveness of an investigational study medication for the treatment of plaque psoriasis.
You may qualify if you:
• Are 19 years of age or older
• Have been diagnosed with plaque psoriasis
* Other requirements must also be met and will be determined at the study site.
If you meet all the requirements, you may receive investigational study medication, study-related medical care, and procedures at no charge.
For more information, please contact Dr. Krell's office at (205) 380-6148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You Have Facial Acne? Are you bothered by blemishes? Would You Like to Participate in a Clinical Research Study Testing an Investigational Lotion That May Temporarily Diminish or Eliminate Forehead Acne?
The study involves one treatment with an investigational lotion. There are up to 7 study office visits over a 13 week period. Acne is a common skin condition characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of blemishes. You must have facial and forehead acne. That is, you must have between 15-50 pimples on your face. You must be between 18-70 years old and be generally healthy. The medication and all study visits and procedures are provided without financial costs to you. No insurance coverage is required. Eligible study volunteers will receive up to $210 for participating in the study.
Coming soon – Submental Fat & cosmetic treatment of wrinkles on forehead and crow’s feet
Research Department Contact Information
Main Number: (205) 380-6148
Fax: (205) 380-6149