Clinical Research


What Is Clinical Research?

Clinical research is the process through which medications are evaluated and approved for use in the treatment of various medical conditions. All medications must pass through prolonged, rigorous testing prior to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prescription use in the U.S. In order to obtain such approval, pharmaceutical companies select physicians to recruit patients that have specific diagnoses and are willing to participate in testing of the new medication.

Hence, clinical pharmacology research offers patients the opportunity to experience the effects of new drugs prior to their release to the general public. We have two research centers run by senior physicians and co-owners, Dr. Jonathan Weiss and Dr. Alia Brown.

ABC Biomedical Clinical Research

ABC Biomedical Clinical Research Center is located in Atlanta, Georgia. ABC has over 20 years of clinical research experience in the areas of dermatology, women's health, and general medicine. Dr. Alia Brown conducts ongoing medical and cosmetic research studies with a specialty in skin of color. One of the few skin of color primary investigators. Learn more about Dr. Brown and her team's research here.

Gwinnett Clinical Research Center

Gwinnett Clinical Research Center was founded in 1981 and has participated in over 225 clinical trials. Some of the major advancements in dermatologic therapy have resulted from this process and helped many patients prior to availability to the general public. The Research Center, located in our Snellville office, is owned and operated by Dr. Jonathan S. Weiss. They are assisted by two Research Coordinators.

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All studies are conducted under the guidelines of Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), under Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversight, and according to the rules and regulations of the FDA.


Dr. Jonathan S. Weiss

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan with Highest Distinction, 1980
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1984
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, 1984-85
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of Michigan, 1985-88
  • Chief Resident, University of Michigan, Department of Dermatology,1987-88
  • Board Certified, American Board of Dermatology, 1988
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Colleen Ethridge, LPN, CCRC

  • Graduated from Bakersfield College, nursing program 1995
  • Experience with correctional nursing, orthopedics, oncology, and hospital discharge planning, 17 years
  • Diabetic, Nephrology, Rheumatology, and Dermatology research experience, 10 years.
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator.
  • A member of the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals.

Current Studies

We are seeking qualified patients for the following clinical research studies:

A Psoriasis registry study that will consist of questionnaires only. One study visits every six months for patients with psoriasis and on a biologic.
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ACTINIC KERATOSES- We are recruiting patients who have 4-15 mild to moderate actinic keratoses (AK's, precancerous lesions) to their chest, back, arms, and legs. This study is using a gel (Ameluz) and a treatment lamp collectively to see how this treatment combination eliminates the AK’s. You may be eligible to receive two gel and lamp treatments during this study. This study has two phases. If you complete all the study visits in phase one you will be compensated $660.00 for your time and travel. If you move on and complete phase two you will be compensated $710.00 for your time and travel. Total length of study participation is 6 months followed by 2 follow up visits 6 months apart.

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Check back for upcoming research studies.

All of our research office visits are free of charge to our research participants. Study procedures and study drug are also free. We have a flexible schedule and try to work around those who work full time or may have a busy schedule. We also offer pay incentives for every completed study visit. If you feel you would qualify for any of the studies we would love to talk to you!
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Contact Information - Gwinnett

Gwinnett Clinical Research Center, Inc.
2383 Pate Street, N
Snellville, GA 30078
Tel: 770.972.2241
Fax: 770.972.7955
[email protected]

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