DeNova Research

Center Information

Selika Gutierrez Borst MS, RN
Clinical Director / Nurse Injector
DeNova Research
845 North Michigan Ave., Ste 923E
Chicago, IL 60611
312-335-2074 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Plastic Surgery

Center Overview

DeNova Research is a private practice research center located in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Our staffs combined research experience extends beyond 30 years. We are passionate about exploring new cutting edge products, procedures and devices. We believe that research is essential to the advancement of knowledge and science, thus supporting our clinical practice by improving the quality of patient care. DeNova Research is able to conduct Phase I - IV clinical trials as well as physician initiated studies, while adhering to Good Clinical Practices (GCPs).

Benefits to working with DeNova Research include:

  • Recruitment, enrollment and retention rate is consistently met at a rate of 90-100%
  • Over 6,500 patient visits per year.
  • Reputation of a quick and efficient turn-around time for regulatory submission/budget/contract negotiations/publications.
  • We average five publications with presentations annually
  • In-House Quality Assurance Program
  • On-Site Marketing Company
    • If Marketing is a medical marketing company that works on promotions for your trials. Their proven methods of marketing and outreach results in increased exposure for projects and sponsors including multiple media impressions.
  • Dedication to ongoing Training and Education
    • Two on-site educational companies, College of Cosmetic Medicine and True University
    • College of Cosmetic Medicine is an institution that provides continued medical education training to physicians nationwide. Educational efforts of College of Cosmetic Medicine include all components of aesthetic medicine.
    • True University is a school that provides estheticians training on how to work in a medical setting. True provides estheticians state recognized continued education credits and includes training on how to work safely and effectively alongside physicians.
  • Traveling Hands-On Seminar and Workshops
    • Through the College of Cosmetic Medicine, DeNova is active in a national educational seminar series that reaches over 90,000 physicians annually. The seminars provide attendees training on cosmetic medicine, offers continued medical education credits and takes place in various cities across the country.
  • Positive community presence
    • Through an onsite not-for profit organization, DeNova Research is active in supporting education to inner-city students. Enhance Educational Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization that focuses on providing funds and resources for Chicago Public School Students. DeNova has an active role in the fundraising efforts and in direct student outreach through internships in research and physician’s assistance training. Enhance Educational Foundation has raised over $73,000 in scholarships since 2006.
    • On-going education and training to Dr. Dayan’s patients creates an environment and a relationship of trust which enhances the quality of patient care.

    Education and Training Surgical Procedures
    Nasal Reshaping, Eyelid Lifts (Blepharoplasty), Facelifts, Neck Lifts
    Facial Liposuction, Endoscopic Forehead Lifts, Eyebrow Lifts, Cheek Implants
    Chin Implant, Lip Implant, Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)

    Minimally Invasive, Limited Downtime Procedures
    Wrinkle Reducers: Botox™, Wrinkle Fillers: Restylane®, Radiesse™, and Juvederm™, Fat Transfers
    Facial Sculpting & Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Minimally Invasive Facial Lifting
    Scar Reduction/Revision, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Rejuvenation

    Esthetic Services
    Glycolic & Salicylic Facial Peels, Ultrasound Facials, Massage Therapy, Threading
    Eyelash Extensions, Permanent Make-up, Waxing

Clinical Research Experience

Research experience consists of :
Rosacea, Cellulite, Wrinkles, Acne, Botulinum Toxins, Fillers, Facial Implants, Lasers, Intense pulse light (IPL)

DeNova has worked with the following Sponsors:
Contura, Alma Lasers™, Symbio LLC, BioForm Medical, Inc., Medicis Aesthetics, Inc., Allergan, Inc.,
Advanced Cosmetic Intervention, Standard Process, Inc. ®, Lumenis®, Mentor Corporation, Byron Medical Inc., Ethicon, Inc., Dermik Aesthetics, Inamed Aesthetics

Facility Description

DeNova’s outpatient experience is equipped with a monitoring room, computer connectivity, fax machine, locked drug cabinet, specimen storage freezer, emergency drug box, centrifuge/ laboratory processing capabilities and dry ice.

The clinic is a concierge medical practice specializing in the art of Aesthetics, Skin Care Medicine and Surgery

Staff Expertise

Principal Investigator:
Steven H. Dayan, M.D., FACS.

Dr. Dayan is a board certified member of the elite American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is an international lecturer, a national physician educator and a pioneer in the research and development of plastic surgery technologies and techniques.

His expertise is recognized worldwide and his techniques for achieving natural results are sought by thousands of patients every year. He has published over 50 articles in medical publications, has appeared on over 45 news segments on multiple networks including CNN, NBC, FOX, WGN, ABC, and CBS.

Dr. Dayan as founder and president of DeNova Research has the unique opportunity to work with many cosmetic products and devices before they are widely released. His findings have been published in multiple medical journals and they have also been cited for FDA submission. His experience has resulted in him becoming a frequently referred to opinion leader regarding the most current in cosmetic medical procedures.

In addition to a practice and research company that sees over 6,500 patients a year, Dr. Dayan’s commitment to education is well established. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois and has trained over 3,000 fellow physicians. His book Neurotoxins, Fillers and Beyond is a frequently resourced medical book for many physicians as are his training videos.

He is the founder and is director of a skin care center (True Skin Care), a state-accredited educational center for estheticians (True University) and a medical educational company (College of Cosmetic Medicine) that provides medically guided education and internships to all levels of professionals.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Dayan received Phi Beta Kappa honors and attended the University of Illinois Medical School also graduating with honors. He completed a residency at the University of Illinois, where he served as chief executive resident in his final year. Following his residency, Dr. Dayan completed a Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship. He serves on the editorial board of the internationally published Facial Plastic Surgery Journal.

A passion for education, love of children and commitment to the city’s future all inspired him to create Enhance Educational Foundation.

Dr. Dayan created Enhance with the goal of inspiring children to dream and set goals at an early age. Through literacy promotions, internships and mentor programs; Enhance is able to encourage children to work hard and help them plan for their future.

Enhance has created a scholarship program aimed at helping students make their dreams of higher education a reality. In 2006-2007, Enhance was able to distribute over $70,000 in scholarship funds to Chicago Public Schools students. Due to his efforts Dr. Dayan was awarded the American Medical Association Leadership Award in 2008.

Dr. Dayan’s Publications:

Selika Borst, MS, RN, Clinical Director / Nurse Injector

Patient Demographics

The on-site clinic of Steven H. Dayan sees approximately 6,500 patient visits annually.

Other Information

Certifications: Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Research Training (NIH), GCP’s and IATA Saf-T-Pak and Physician’s Assistant.
Exclusive use of Central IRB’s, accelerated processing of regulatory and contract/budget negotiations, Quality Assurance Program, committed to producing clean data.

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