Clinical Research Center of the Carolinas Celebrates “Clinical Trials Day” on May 20

May 20 , 2020

The Clinical Research Center of the Carolinas (CRCC) is participating in Clinical Trials Day on May 20 to celebrate and recognize the importance of medical research.

Founded by Dr. Todd Schlesinger and located in Charleston, S.C., CRCC has conducted vital research on medical advancements in the areas of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, psoriasis, acne and other dermatological conditions. The center is currently conducting trials on galderma atopic dermatitis, actinic keratosis, melasma, and eczema.

Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world in May to recognize the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747. It is coordinated by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

The center’s team of physicians, physician’s assistants and clinical research coordinators network with pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and other research organizations to conduct clinical investigations and trials of new or improved medical and OTC drugs, cosmeceuticals, medical devices and services to expand treatment options for patients and alleviate illness and suffering.  CRCC is capable of handling all phases of clinical investigation and all stages of the research process. 

“Clinical Trials Day provides us with a unique opportunity to raise public awareness in our communities about the vital role of clinical trials and the promising career opportunities available across South Carolina in the field of clinical research,” Dr. Schlesinger said. “We’re proud of the important work we do at the center, and we salute all those who are conducting vital research to expand the horizons of medical knowledge for the well-being of all people.”