Clinical research is medical research that involves people like you. When you volunteer to take part in clinical research, you help doctors and researchers learn more about disease and improve health care for people in the future. 

Only through clinical research can we gain insights and answers about the safety and effectiveness of treatments and procedures. Groundbreaking scientific advances in the present and the past were possible only because of participation of volunteers, both healthy and those with an illness, in clinical research. Clinical research requires complex and rigorous testing in collaboration with communities that are affected by the disease. As research opens new doors to finding ways to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure disease and disability, clinical trial participation is essential to help us find the answers.




Nail Genesis

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Nail Genesis DLSO Product for Onychomycosis


  • 18-65 years old
  • Current nail fungal infection of at least one great toe
  • Must be physically able to reach toes

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Metal Allergy



  • 18 years and older
  • 21-day study
  • Group 1: Active dermatitis that is suspected to be allergic contact dermatitis to the metal panel allergens
  • Group 2:
    • No history of piercings, braces, filling, implants, prosthesis, surgical hardware, orthopedic implants, or cardio implants
    • No routine long-term exposure to metals

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa 1



A Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Upadacitinib in Adult and Adolescent Subjects with Moderate to Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa Who have Failed Anti-TNF Therapy


  • 12 years and older
  • Moderate - Severe, Hurley stage II or III
  • 2-year study
  • Oral medication

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa 2



A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multicenter, Phase 3 study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Izokibep in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa


  • 18 - 75 years old
  • Moderate - Severe, Hurley stage II or III
  • 52-week study
  • Injectable

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Noltalgia Paresthetica



A 2-part, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Difelikefalin for Moderate-to-Severe Pruritus in Adult Subjects With Notalgia Paresthetica


  • 18 - 80 years old
  • Moderate - Severe
  • 15-week study

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DecisionDX Melanoma

Outcomes of Cutaneous Melanoma Patients Clinically Tested with DecisionDX Melanoma: A Prospective Registry (CONNECTION PRO)

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Dr v3. Missy Clifton


Principal Investigator, Double Board Certified Dermatologist & Laser Surgeon

Dr. Missy Clifton, Board Certified Dermatologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, founded Premier Dermatology in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2004 with the goal of creating a state-of-the-art practice with “All Things Skin Under One Roof.”  Since then, Premier Dermatology has grown from a staff of five to almost one hundred with  three conveniently located offices in Bentonville, Bella Vista, and Fayetteville. 

Passionate about helping patients with hair loss, Dr. Missy Clifton also co-founded MD Hair Labs, a follicular unit extraction hair transplant clinic.  Her work in this field has changed the lives of many patients by restoring not only their hair but also their confidence.   

Dr. Clifton graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelors of Science Degree and a Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Honors College in 1995.  She then attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she graduated first in her class in 1999.  Dr. Clifton completed a 1-year Internship in Internal Medicine at UAMS, before completing a 3-year Residency in Dermatology.  She served her last year as Chief Resident.  

Her research interests have led to several publications in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology and the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Dr. Clifton stays up to date with regular journal readings and participation in medical and cosmetic conferences

Dr. Clifton’s approach to patient care is to treat everyone like a member of her family.  She listens closely to her patient’s concerns before creating an individualized plan to meet their needs.

Dr. Missy Clifton is a native Arkansan from Dardanelle. She, her husband Jeff, and their 3 children call Bentonville home. 

Dr. Rebekah Baltz


Principal Investigator, Board Certified Dermatologist

A Russellville native, Dr. Rebekah Baltz graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she was the recipient of The Roberts Key Award for having the highest grade point average during all four years of medical school. Dr. Baltz completed her internship at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, and later her dermatology residency at the Northwell Health Department of Dermatology in New Hyde Park, New York. During her residency, Dr. Baltz served as Chief Resident and Cosmetic Clinic Organizer. Among her many recognitions, Dr. Baltz received the only department resident award at her graduation: The Humanism Award, in recognition of her exemplary service, compassionate care, integrity, and leadership.

Dr. Baltz is a board-certified dermatologist and specializes in general and surgical dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Medical Association, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Rebekah, her husband, and 4 children call Fayetteville home. They enjoy biking and taking advantage of the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas.

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Clinical Trials Coordinator

A native of Northwest Arkansas, Hillary joins the Clinical Trials Institute team with nine years of experience in dermatology plus five years of experience as a clinical study coordinator. No stranger to healthcare, Hillary began working as a nurse assistant when she was only 17 years old and later became a certified phlebotomist. She has been caring for patients of all ages for most of her life. However, when she discovered the difference clinical trials can have on patients, she knew that was her niche.

“Clinical trials allow us to offer our patients medication they might not otherwise have access to while also giving our providers a chance to see new medications from the beginning. I love being a study coordinator – especially in dermatology – because you see the difference it can make in the lives of our patients. Clinical trials offer hope to people while also giving researchers the opportunity to find better treatments for the future.”

Hillary, her husband, daughter, and dogs enjoy exploring the outdoors on the many trails available in Northwest Arkansas. When she’s not cheering on the Razorbacks, Hillary loves reading and spending time with her friends and family.

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Clinical Trials Coordinator

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Fayetteville, AR 72703