Dermatology Research Center, Inc.

Center Information

Laura Riley, CCRC
Dermatology Research Center, Inc.
1548 East 4500 South, Suite 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
801-288-0170 (fax)
View Map

Contact Center

Currently Enrolling Trials

[Show More]

Therapeutic Areas


Center Overview

Mission Statement:

To provide safe effective methods of testing medication in human subjects with a variety of dermatologic conditions. This is done in the hope of finding better therapies to benefit humanity as well as provide quality medical data to our sponsors.

We dedicate ourselves to honesty and integrity in conducting drug trials with no bias as to outcome, through knowledge of our SOP's, protocols and government regulations and to provide quality data to our sponsors. This is done by knowledgeable, professional, caring staff who work as a team to guarantee accurate work.

Dermatology Research Center, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Leonard J. Swinyer, M.D. From then until present we have conducted more than 185 clinical trials.

We are a private research center affiliated with a large private dermatology practice. Dr. Swinyer has staff privileges at St. Marks Hospital, Cottonwood Hospital and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

Clinical Research Experience

Dermatology Research Center, Inc. has extensive experience conducting Phase II-IV trials in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Acne
  • Male Pattern Baldness
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Onychomycosis
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Cutaneous Infections
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Photoaging
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Solar Lentigines
  • Herpes Labialis
  • Hirsutism
  • Patch Testing
  • Androgenetic Alopecia in Men and Women
  • Facial Hyperpigmentation
  • Ichthyosis
  • Cheilitis
  • Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Polymorphic Light Eruption
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Eczema
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Diaper Dermatitis
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Head Lice

Our Center has worked with many different Sponsor Companies and CRO’s.

Facility Description

Our center is located across the street from a major hospital and 20 miles from an international airport. Salt Lake has an extremely dry sunny climate and is at a high altitude. We perform outpatient studies only.

We offer a relaxed atmosphere for our subjects with a private waiting area. We pride ourselves on being very timely with scheduled appointments. Our exam rooms are well equipped with OR lighting, exam tables and phlebotomy stations.

Besides emergency equipment, all our personnel are CPR certified and IATA certified to ship diagnostic specimens. We have a separate locked limited access room for study product and CRF's. We also have a separate locked room for photography, refrigerator and -20° freezer.

Our site has a separate monitor room equipped with phone, high speed internet and photocopier.

Investigator Experience

Leonard J. Swinyer, M.D., FAAD, CPI
Principal Investigator
ACRP Certified Investigator
Certified Physician Investigator
Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
Private Practice and Clinical Research since 1978
Clinical Professor of Dermatology

Douglas M. Woseth, M.D., FAAD
Principal Investigator/Sub-Investigator
Board Certified in Dermatology
Private Practice since 2004 and Clinical Research since 2006

Laurie J. Ellis, RN, FNP, CCTI
Certified Clinical Trial Investigator
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Sub-Investigator since 2003

Michael R. Swinyer, PA-C
Board Certified Physician Assistant
Sub-Investigator since 2005
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Staff Expertise

Thalia A. Swinyer, R.N., CCRC
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator/Administrator
clinical research since 1978

Laura Riley, CCRC
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator/Director
Certified Phlebotomist
clinical research since 1991

Christine B. Pyne, CMA, CCRC
Certified Medical Assistant
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
clinical research since 2001

Kim Davenport
Research Assistant
clinical research since 2002

Billy Riley
Financial Officer
clinical research since 2005

Patient Demographics

We have a subject population drawing area of more than one million people. Our subjects are well educated and non-transient. Our center has access to potential research subjects through affiliation with Leonard J. Swinyer, MD, PC, a large private dermatology practice in Salt Lake City. We also have an active database of previous research participants.

Other Information

Our site can use a central IRB. Turn around time for submission packets is usually within one week.

Contact Center

If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.