Clinical Research

Dermatology Clinical Trials & Prospective Studies

The Department of Dermatology is currently involved in several clinical trials and registries in the areas of:


Dermatology Patient Data Registry: The purpose is to collect retrospective and prospective demographic, clinical (including photographs), survey data, pathology, management and outcome data relevant to numerous skin cancers, tumors and dermatologic diseases of interest. We will assess where there are gaps in access to care and teledermatology and current knowledge surrounding presentation, prognosis, management and outcomes. We will have separate sections for the various types of skin cancer, tumors and dermatologic diagnoses

UNMC Dermatology Tissue Bank: We developed a UNMC Dermatology Tissue and Blood Bank which aims to collect excess tissue and extra blood from patients with dermatologic diseases at UNMC for the purpose of future genetic, cellular, molecular and clinical database studies. The goal of this project is to develop a cohort of samples that is representative of all Dermatology patients.

UNMC Rheumatology Serous/Synovial Tissue Bank: Through our UNMC Dermatology/Rheumatology multidisciplinary clinic, we partner with the Division of Rheumatology to bank serious and synovial fluids as appropriate for rheumatologic, psoriatic, and autoimmune skin disease patients.

Integrated Cancer Repository for Cancer Research (iCaRe2): The iCaRe2 is a multi-institutional resource created and maintained by the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center to collect and manage standardized, multi-dimensional, longitudinal data and biospecimens on consented adult cancer patients, high-risk individuals, and normal controls.  UNMC Dermatology is involved in iCaRe2 for melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma and other rare cutaneous tumors.

New studies are also being added, so check this page often for updates.


Contact Us 

Research Office 402.559.3825


For Patients

Current enrolling for: 

The efficacy of a multi-modal approach to sun-safety in skin cancer patients 

Teledermatology and increasing access to care in agricultural populations. 

Quality of Life and Venolymphatic Disease: A prospective study 

UNMC Dermatology Tissue Bank 

UNMC Dermatology Patient Data Registry