About Clinical Research
The Research Institute of the SoutheastThrough pioneering clinical trials at the Research Institute of the Southeast, Dr. Kenneth Beer and his team have led the advancement of dermatologic research for more than a decade. At our West Palm Beach and Jupiter locations, patients are given the opportunity to participate in studies that assist fellow doctors advance their techniques, while helping themselves and others overcome their skin issues.
Today, the Research Institute of the Southeast is regarded as one of the top clinical research sites in the nation, and has revolutionized treatment standards in general and aesthetic dermatology. Our full-time dedicated research staff and state-of-the-art facilities enable efficient and timely clinical trial completion with full FDA compliance.
The Research Institute of the Southeast is currently conducting Phase II through Phase IV clinical research studies.
Clinical Trials by Research Institute of Southeast by Beer Dermatology
What is a Clinical Trial?
A clinical trial, also called clinical research is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people, in ways to improve health.
Interventional Trials VS Observational Trials
Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments.
Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.
Why participate in a clinical trial?
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available and help others by contributing to medical research.
All of the clinical trials are done at no cost to the subjects. You may even be compensated for your time and travel if you qualify and participate.
Who can participate in a clinical trial?
All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. Using inclusion and exclusion criteria is an important principle of medical research that helps to produce reliable results.
The criteria are used to identify appropriate participants and keep them safe. The criteria help ensure that researchers will be able to answer the questions they plan to study.
Can a participant leave a clinical trial after it has begun?
Yes, a participant can leave a clinical trial at any time. When withdrawing from the trial the participant should let the research team know about it and the reasons for leaving the study.
Dr. Kerry Fike is a board-certified dermatologist and Harvard-trained physician. She has advanced dermatologic surgery training and active memberships in many dermatologic associations such as The American College of Mohs Surgery and specializes in non-melanoma skin cancer treatment using Mohs micrographic surgery.
Hillary Julius is a certified Physician Assistant who holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University. She has been with Beer Dermatology for 12 years and her passions include dermatologic surgery and lasers. Ms. Julius also is a diplomate for the society of Dermatology Physician Assistants as well as a member of FAPA and AAPA.