Dermatology Research at Group Health Associates
Clinical research develops knowledge that improves human health or increases understanding of the human body.
As a former associate professor of dermatology at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Pranav B. Sheth conducted dermatological clinical research and treated patients with skin conditions for more than 12 years. He directed the psoriasis clinic at UC and taught both students and physicians state-of-the-art dermatology procedures.
Dr. Sheth has conducted more than 100 studies on the latest pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of:
- Actinic keratosis
- Athlete’s foot
- Toenail fungus
- Other skin conditions
Partner with The Hatton Institute
Dr. Sheth is associated with The Hatton Institute, created in 1967 when physicians at Good Samaritan Hospital first conducted biochemical research.
The Hatton Institute supports the research efforts of staff physicians and surgeons, teaching faculty and residents by helping to design research protocols, collect and analyze data, prepare presentations and write manuscripts.
The Hatton Institute builds upon its reputation for excellence in research through participation in innovative academic research and prominent sponsored clinical trials. The Hatton Institute also demonstrates its commitment to research in numerous ways:
- Managing state-of-the-art facilities and technologies
- Coordinating two sponsored research competitions each year
- Organizing a monthly research forum
Patients make research possible
Today’s advances in medical technology and treatments would not be possible without research involving human subjects.
Each person makes the individual decision to participate in clinical research. Through such research, patients may:
- Gain access to new research treatments not currently available. Typically, new therapies are free and closely monitored under high standards of care.
- Take a more active role in their healthcare, exploring new treatments when standard care has been exhausted.
- Serve science and humankind by helping to find new ways to fight disease.
Dr. Sheth regularly enrolls patients in clinical research studies. To be informed about upcoming research participation, you may call 513.246.7441.
Actinic Keratosis – Group Health’s Dermatology Research Center is evaluating an investigational medication for the treatment of actinic keratosis, which may appear as sun-damaged skin or rough red spots. Participants must have spots on the face or balding scalp and be 18 or older.
Qualified research participants receive:
- Examination by a Board Certified Dermatologist
- Study related examinations and free investigational medication
- Compensation for time and travel
If you are interested, please call 513.246.7441 for more information.