For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2007

WSU Research Study for New Acne Treatment
Looking for Volunteers Ages 12 and Up

Dayton, Ohio-Dayton area residents may participate in an important clinical research study that will investigate and evaluate a topical medication for treating acne. The Division of Dermatology at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is one of a group of sites from around the nation taking part in the study with the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of an investigational topical treatment for acne.

Participation in this research study, led by Michael P. Heffernan, M.D., chief of Division of Dermatology, will involve office visits over a period of 12 weeks.

Who is eligible to volunteer? People age 12 or older who are in good health and currently have acne on their face may be eligible. Volunteers will receive free study-related examinations, and will be given a gel-based study-related medication to apply to their face. Participants will also receive reimbursement for time and travel to our Elizabeth Place-based facility.

For more information about the acne research study contact, Wright State University's Division of Dermatology at (937) 224-1517 x103.