Levocarnitine for Dry Eye in Sjogren’s


Principal Investigator:
Christine Shieh, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
Vanderbilt Eye Institute


Co-Investigators:
Leslie J. Crofford, M.D.
Professor, Medicine
Professor, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology

Kristine Phillips, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine
Division of Rheumatology & Immunology

Farhan Khan, M.D.
Rheumatology Fellow

Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if an FDA-approved carnitine supplement called levocarnitine will improve dry eye symptoms in subjects with Sjogren’s syndrome. 


Contact:
Jon Williams, Ph.D.
jon.williams@vumc.org
 


Memantine Trial

Principal Investigator:

Leslie J. Crofford, M.D.
Professor Medicine and
                Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology

Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if an FDA-approved medication that may improve memory in some conditions (memantine) will improve cognitive function in subjects with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Contact:
Jon Williams, Ph.D.
jon.williams@vumc.org