Dermatology Foundation

What's New?
NEW! 2018 Charles & Daneen Stiefel Scholar Award
The DF is accepting applications through September 15, 2017.
2018 Research Awards
The DF is now accepting applications for Career Development Awards, Fellowships, and Grants on or before October 16, 2017
2017 DF Research Award Recipients
See the 52 exceptional physician scientists & researchers & their novel projects.
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January 24-28, 2018 for DF Clinical Symposia. Registration begins mid-September.
Career Development Award Survey Results
Recipient responses underscore effect and importance of DF awards.
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The DF Mission

The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3, charitable organization. Its mission is to provide research support that helps develop and retain tomorrow's teachers and researchers in dermatology, enabling advancements in patient care.

DF Welcomes New President
Kim B. Yancey, M.D.
Kim B. Yancey, M.D.

Kim B. Yancey, M.D. was elected by the Foundation's Board of Trustees at its March 2017 meeting. Dr. Yancey is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. As the former Executive Committee Liaison overseeing the Research Awards Program, he has demonstrated his deep commitment to the work of the DF by continually ensuring the program met the needs of the specialty.

DF Career Development Awardees Make Hair Graying and Growth Discovery
Lu Q. Le, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Dermatology with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern
Lu Q. Le, MD, PhD,
Associate Professor
of Dermatology
UT Southwestern
Chung-Ping Liao, PhD, Assistant Instructor of Dermatology at UT Southwestern
Chung-Ping Liao, PhD,
Assistant Instructor
of Dermatology
UT Southwestern

Lu Q. Le, MD, PhD, and his researchers at UT Southwestern uncovered the cause of gray and balding hair.

The highly publicized discovery was featured on the April 2017 cover of Genes & Development and several lay publications. Chung-Ping Liao, PhD, first author, and Dr. Lu Le are current and past DF career development awardees (respectively).

Read the full manuscript here: Identification of hair shaft progenitors that create a niche for hair pigmentation.

2017 DF Research Award Recipients

The Dermatology Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 DF research awards. A total of $2.6 million in funding was bestowed to 52 deserving individuals for their novel research. Funding was provided in 13 award categories serving all areas of the specialty. Today's recipients are expected to be tomorrow's innovative investigators, expert teachers and master clinicians.

Major Gift to Support Skin Cancer Research
John E. Harris, M.D., Ph.D., 2014 Stiefel Scholar Awardee, with Daneen and Charles Stiefel, large supporters of the DF Research Awards Program
John E. Harris, M.D., Ph.D., 2014 Stiefel Scholar Awardee, with Daneen and Charles Stiefel.

Charles and Daneen Stiefel have contributed an exceptional gift of $1 million to the DF for research—for the second time. This gift will support three new multi-year Stiefel Scholar Awards for early to mid-career investigators focused on skin cancer. The DF Trustees are deeply grateful for this extraordinary gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Founded in 1964

Executive Committee
Kim B. Yancey, M.D.
President
Bruce U. Wintroub, M.D.
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Stuart R. Lessin, M.D.
Vice President
Elizabeth I. McBurney, M.D.
Secretary-Treasurer
Members at Large:
George Cotsarelis, M.D.
Janet A. Fairley, M.D.
Sewon Kang, M.D.
Seth J. Orlow, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael D. Tharp, M.D.
John J. Voorhees, M.D. FRCP
Jonathan S. Weiss, M.D.
Executive Staff
Sandra Rahn Benz
Executive Director
Christine M. Boris
Deputy Executive Director
Headquarters
1560 Sherman Avenue
Suite 500
Evanston, IL 60201-4808
Phone: (847) 328-2256
Fax: (847) 328-0509
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