Dermatology Research Center, Inc.

Center Information

Laura Riley, CCRC
Dermatology Research Center, Inc.
1548 East 4500 South, Suite 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas



Mission Statement:

To provide safe effective methods of studying investigational products 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 accuracy.

Dermatology Research Center, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Leonard J. Swinyer, M.D. From then until present we have conducted more than 300 clinical trials. We are a dedicated research facility.


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

Cosmetic Dermatology:
  • Glabellar Lines
  • Lateral Canthal Rhitides
  • Subcutaneous Fat (abdominal and submental areas)

General Dermatology:

  • Acne (Vulgaris, Cystic/Nodular)
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Androgenetic Alopecia in Men and Women
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Cheilitis
  • Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
  • Common Warts
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cutaneous Infections
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Diaper Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Facial Erythema
  • Facial Hyperpigmentation
  • Herpes Labialis
  • Head Lice
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperhidrosis (axillary)
  • Ichthyosis
  • Onychomycosis
  • Patch Testing
  • Photoaging
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Polymorphic Light Eruption
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratoses
  • Solar Lentigines
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Topical Anesthetic

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


Our center is located one mile 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 temperature-controlled room for investigational product source and CRF's. We also have a locked room for photography, investigational product refrigerator and -20° freezer.

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


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

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


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


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 our active database of potential research subjects and through advertising in the community.


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

Contact Center

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