Clinical Studies

Department of Dermatology's Clinical Trials Office

Initiate - Coordinate - Maintain

Penn State Hershey Dermatology - Clinical Trials

The Dermatology Clinical Trials office works to enhance, foster, and promote organized clinical research within Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The Dermatology Clinical Trials office assists from initiation through completion of the study, efficiently executing tasks that include confidentiality agreements, recruitment, regulatory, budgetary, and data collection/procedures. Click here to read more on Research being conducted in the Clinical Trials Office.  

Clinical Research Staff

  • Amy Longenecker, BSN, RN, CCRC, Clinical Research Specialist - Manager
  • Samantha Gettle, LPN, Clinical Research Associate I
  • Kathleen Meskunas, LPN, Clinical Research Associate I
  • Tori Ruyak, LPN, Clinical Research Associate I

 To speak to someone about our current studies, please call 717-531-5136, or email Amy Longenecker at alongenecker@hmc.psu.edu

Researchers at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are evaluating an investigational topical solution (Botox) versus placebo when applied to the forehead to treat acne.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center researchers are studying the effectiveness of an experimental medication for discoid lupus erythematosus and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, two conditions that involve lesions.

Researchers at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are studying effective treatment for chronic plaque psoriasis.

Researchers at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are studying effective treatments for hidradenitis suppurativa.