Aida Lugo-Somolinos, MD Clinical Trials Research Unit

 

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Study Coordinators:
Erika Hanami
Study Coordinator, Dermatology Research Clinical Trial Unit
UNC Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center
410 Market Street, Suite 400
CB#7715
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Telephone: (919) 843-5126
Fax: (919) 843-4838
Email:

Emily Olsson, CCRC
Study Coordinator, Dermatology Research Clinical Trial Unit
UNC Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center
410 Market Street, Suite 400
CB#7715
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
Telephone: (919) 843-5234
Fax: (919) 843-4838
Email:

Phil Lee
Study Coordinator, Dermatology Research Clinical Trial Unit
405 Mary Ellen Jones Bldg.
CB#7287
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7287
Telephone: (919) 843-3143
Fax: (919) 966-3898
Email: plee@med.unc.edu

The Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) was established in 2007 under the direction of Dr. Aida Lugo-Somolinos to promote clinical and translational research in dermatology. The CTRU is located in our Dermatology Clinics located in Southern Village and is fully equipped to conduct clinical trials from Phase II-IV. Our facilities have dedicated research rooms, a full time research coordinator, nursing staff and laboratory to collect and process samples. We also have bilingual staff to reach our growing Hispanic population. For studies that require a more advanced setting, we also utilize the facilities of the Clinical and Transitional Research Center (CTRC) located on the third floor of the UNC Memorial Hospital.

We work with several pharmaceutical industries in multicenter trials to look for new drugs or new indications of drugs to treat the different dermatological conditions. We are also working in investigator-initiated studies trying to expand our drug alternatives. Our particular interests are acne, psoriasis, onychomycosis and contact dermatitis. We also collaborate with several others specialties in their clinical trials, mainly melanoma and basal cell carcinoma.
The main goal of our unit is to work with the basic science researchers to provide a setting where translational research could be easily and effectively done.