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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2008

Wright State Dermatology Seeks Volunteers
for Topical Research Study for Rosacea

Dayton, Ohio-Dayton area residents are invited to participate in a clinical research study that will investigate and evaluate a topical medication for the treatment of the inflammatory lesions of rosacea.

Participation in this research study, led by Michael P. Heffernan, M.D., chief, Division of Dermatology, will involve office visits over a period of 10 weeks. Acne rosacea is a common but little-known disorder of the facial skin that affects an estimated 14 million Americans. Symptoms include flushed face, red bumps on the cheeks, around the nose and forehead, or blotchy, red skin across the face.

Who is eligible to volunteer? People age 18 or older who are in good health, who cannot be pregnant, are not planning to become pregnant and are not breast-feeding may be eligible to participate. 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 Wright State Dermatology at 1 Elizabeth Place, Suite 200 in Dayton.

For more information about the rosacea research study contact Caroline McNicholas, research coordinator, Wright State University's Division of Dermatology at (937) 224-7546 x103 or online at www.med.wright.edu/derm.