Dermatology Foundation

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2018 DF Clinical Symposia
January 24-28, 2018
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
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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.

A Special Message from the DF President:
Kim B. Yancey, M.D.
Kim B. Yancey, M.D.

On behalf of the Dermatology Foundation's Board of Directors, I would like to express our deep concern for all those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Their impact and destruction have been far-reaching and have left a very long road to recovery. Please know that you are in our thoughts and that you have our support.

Our best wishes,
Kim B. Yancey, M.D.

Stiefel Scholar Awardee Published in Cell
Chung-Ping Liao, PhD, Assistant Instructor of Dermatology at UT Southwestern
Michael D. Rosenblum, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
University of California, San Francisco

Michael D. Rosenblum, MD, PhD, recently published convention-shattering research illuminating the autoimmune pathophysiology of alopecia areata in the reputable publication, Cell. Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Rosenblum shares the impact DF funding has had on his career:

“Establishing yourself as an independent investigator is one of the hardest things to do as a physician-scientist. My DF research fellowship and career development award enabled me to have a fighting chance. Then the Stiefel Scholar Award enabled me to take our research to this next level.”

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 article here: Identification of hair shaft progenitors that create a niche for hair pigmentation.

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
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