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Eczema Research Study

In this study, we will be doing skin and blood tests on people with and without a history of eczema (atopic dermatitis). We will also do these tests on people with and without a history of using the eczema drug called Dupixent. We hope to discover new genes, proteins, and fats that might lead to eczema being more or less serious and eczema treatments working better or worse in certain people.

Age & Gender

  • 6 years ~ 99 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

At each visit, you will meet with a study team member and fill out questionnaires about your eczema. We will also use tape and skin swabs to gently remove some of your skin cells. The study also involves blood draws, photographs of your eczema, vital signs, and an optional biopsy of your skin, for which you would receive extra compensation.


$45-95 per visit, plus $100-200 per optional biopsy, , Dermatological care of eczema, including the possibility of receiving Dupixent, a normally expensive biologic medication

In-person visits:
Phone or online visits:
Total length of participation:
5-6 months

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • You have atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • You are 6 years old or older

Not eligible if:

  • You are pregnant or are breastfeeding, or planning to get pregnant or breastfeed in the next year
  • You have a history of HIV or catch infections easily (if you are immunocompromised)
  • You have a history of cancer in the last five years besides localized cervical or skin cancer
  • You have severe asthma that currently requires intense treatment
  • You are currently being treated with another biologic medication

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

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Primary Visit Location

Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit (DCTU)
UNC Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center at Southern Village
410 Market St Ste 362, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Aída Lugo-Somolinos
Dermatology - Adult

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Skin, Hair, and Nails

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