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February, 2004

2004 Research Award Recipients

CLINICAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN HEALTH CARE POLICY

Abrar A. Qureshi, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital                  
     Epidemiology of Skin Cancer:  A Population-Based Approach
Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy

CLINICAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN HEALTH CARE POLICY - YEAR 2

Joel M. Gelfand, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania                 
     The Incidence of Cancer in Psoriasis Patients
Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy

Jack S. Resneck, Jr., M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
     New Methods for Examining Dermatology Workforce Adequacy
Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy

CLINICAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN HEALTH CARE POLICY - YEAR 3

Sarah L. Chamlin, M.D.
Children's Memorial Hospital                         

     Quality of Life in Children with Atopic Dermatitis:  Instrument Development, Testing and Refinement

Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy

CLINICAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY

Hayes B. Gladstone, M.D.
Stanford University                       
     Enabling Remote Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Over the Internet:  Creating and Validating Touch
     Technology for Teledermatology
Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery
          
Darius James Karimipour, M.D.
University of Michigan
     Microdermabrasion and Dermal Remodeling

Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

CLINICAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY - Year 2

John A. Carucci, M.D., Ph.D.
Cornell University                                                 
     Identification of Epidemiological Risk Factors and Elucidation of Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Development
     of Catastrophic Cutaneous Carcinogenesis in Organ Transplant Recipients
Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

CLINICAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY - Year 3

Kristen Marie Kelly, M.D.
University of California, Irvine                                    

     Optimizing Laser Treatment of Port Wine Stain Using Cryogen Spray Cooling

Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

Ken K. Lee, M.D.
Oregon Health &  Science Univ,Portland VA Med Center

     Use of Optical Imaging in the Evaluation of Skin Pathology

Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

Jeffrey S. Orringer, M.D.
University of Michigan                           

     Non-Ablative Laser Therapy:  Biochemical Mechanisms and Clinical Correlation

Dermatology Foundation Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Howard Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
     Genomic Programs of Fibroblast Differentiation
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award
Mayumi Fujita, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Colorado
     Novel Immunotherapy of Malignant Melanoma with Melanosomal Antigens
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award
Daniel H. Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
     Generation and Analysis of Langerhans Cells Deficient Mice
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award
David Kouba, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
     IL-12 and Basal Cell Carcinoma:  Exploring the Immunomodulatory Effects of Sonic Hedgehog
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award
Eric Lawrence Simpson, M.D.
Oregon Health Sciences University
     The Role of the Skin Barrier in Atopic Dermatitis Development and Prevention
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award
Maria L. Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
     Molecular Mechanisms of Melanosome Biogenesis
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award

PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD - Year 2

Rachael A. Clark, M.D., Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
     Production of Human T Cells Using a Skin-Derived Thymus Construct
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award

PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD - Year 3

Sumayah Jamal, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University
     Regulation of E-Cadherin and MCAM in Melanocytes and Melanoma Cells by Endothelin-1
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award
Alexandra Boer Kimball, M.D., MPH
Stanford University
     Laminin 5 Beta 3 Gene Transfer for Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award
Michael E. Ming, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
     Development of Clinically Useful Models for Predicting the Occurrence of Second Primary Melanomas
Dermatology Foundation Physician Scientist Career Development Award

RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD 

Baskaran Govindarajan, Ph.D.
Emory University                         

     Skin Manifestations of Tuberous Sclerosis

Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award


Norikatsu Mizumoto, M.D., Ph.D
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
     Designer Cocktail Adjuvants for Cancer Treatment
Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award

Benjamin D. Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
     Genomic and Functional Analysis of Sprouty Genes in Melanoma
Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award

RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD - RENEWAL - YEAR 2

Tatiana Efimova, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University                            

     p38Delta Signaling and Regulation of Apoptosis in Keratinocytes

Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award


Walter G. Hubert, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas                           

     DNA Replication of Different Human Papillomaviruses Following Coinfection

Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award


Yuangang Liu, Ph.D.
Oregon Health &  Science Univ, Portland VA Med Center

     Novel AAA-Protein SPAF in Apoptosis and Malignant Melanoma

Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award

Zhongkai Shi, M.D.
University of Alabama, Birmingham                

     Epicutaneous Anthrax Vaccine by E. Coli Carrier

Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award

RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD - RENEWAL - Year 3

Carlos Caulin, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

     Antitumor Effects of TRAIL (Tumor necrosis factorRelated ApoptosisInducing Ligand) in Skin Carcinogenesis

Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award

Fatima Rouan, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University

     Molecular Analysis of Connexin Human Disorders Affecting the Skin

Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award

Maria S. Soengas, Ph.D.
University of Michigan

     Inactivation of Apoptotic Factors in Melanoma. Impact on Tumor Progression, Metastasis and Chemoresistance

Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award

Peter I. Song, Ph.D.
Emory University

     The Expression and Function of Keratinocyte CD14 and TLR2/TLR4

Dermatology Foundation Research Career Development Award

MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

David F. Fiorentino, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University

     Defining and Evaluating Targets for Treatment of Skin Disease in Systemic Sclerosis

Dermatology Foundation Medical Dermatology Career Development Award

Lindy Fox, M.D.
Yale University
     A Proposal for the Development of Expertise in Consultative Medical Dermatology with a Specific Emphasis on
     the Study of the Impact of Stem Cell Allografts with Retained Versus Diminished Graft-Versus-Tumor Effects on
     Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease and T
Dermatology Foundation Medical Dermatology Career Development Award

DERMATOLOGIST INVESTIGATOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Liang Deng, M.D., Ph.D.
Cornell University
     In Vitro and In Vivo Study of the Interaction of Vaccinia Virus with Langerhans Cells in the Presence or Absence
     of Antipoxvirus Drug
Dermatology Foundation Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship
Christopher M. Hull, M.D.
University of Utah
     The Role of Epidermal Transglutaminase in Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Dermatology Foundation Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship
Delphine Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
     Gene Expression Analysis of Leprosy Reactional States to Gain Insights into Type III and Type IV Immune
     Responses in Skin
Dermatology Foundation Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship
Lloyd S. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
     Innate Immunity to Bacterial Skin Infections
Dermatology Foundation Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship
Karen Taraszka, M.D.
Yale University
     Role of GILT in MHC Class II Processing and Presentation
Dermatology Foundation Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship
Mary Tomayko, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
     Phenotypic and Functional Characterization of Memory B Cells
Dermatology Foundation Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship
Lee T. Zane, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
     Is Isotrentinoin Use Associated with an Increased Risk of Depression or Suicide in the U.S.?
Dermatology Foundation Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY

Amy Gilliam, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco                  

     Identification of Outcome Predictors in Juvenile Localized Scleroderma

Dermatology Foundation Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 

David Hwa-En Chu, M.D., Ph.D.
Rockefeller University
     Transcriptional Regulation of Skin and Hair Development
Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship

Bradley K. Draper, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
     The Role of EphA2 in Melanoma Progression and Metastasis
Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship

Melody Jean Eide, M.D.
Brown University
     The Relationship of Demographic, Geographic and Socioeconomic Factors in Melanoma Prognosis:  An
     Examination of Melanoma Mortality in SEER Registries
Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship

Alde Carlo Patdu Gavino, M.D.
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
     Role of a Pattern Recognition Receptor, Human Dectin-2, in Th2-polarization
Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship

Mayumi Ito, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
     Role of ID Proteins in Hair Follicle and Epithelial Stem Cell Biology
Dermatology Foundation Research Fellowship

PATIENT DIRECTED INVESTIGATION GRANT 

Joanna Burch, M.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
     A Randomized, Split-Face Comparison of the Treatment of Facial Angio-fibromas in Tuberous Sclerosis Utilizing
     a 532nm Frequency-doubled Nd: YAG (KTP) Laser, a 585nm Pulsed-dye Laser with a 40ms Pulse Duration, and
     a 585nm Pulsed-dye Laser with a 0.5 Pulse
Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Investigation Grant

Julide Tok Celebi, M.D.
Columbia University
     The BRAF Gene as a Genetic Marker in Distinguishing Spitz Nevi from Melanoma
Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Investigation Grant

Beth Ann Drolet, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
     Prenatal Risk Factors for Hemangiomas of Infancy
Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Investigation Grant

Fiona Mary O'Reilly, M.D.
Emory University
     Efficacy of Oral Tazorotene as a Chemopreventive Agent Against Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Solid Organ
     Transplant Recipients, a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Investigation Grant

David Polsky, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University
     Clinical Significance of BRAF Mutation in Melanoma
Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Investigation Grant

ICHTHYOSIS RESEARCH GRANT

Anna Lee Bruckner, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
     Utility of Ultrastructure in the Diagnosis of Ichthyosis
Dermatology Foundation Ichthyosis Research Grant

Jiang Chen, M.D
Baylor College of Medicine
     Testing Gene Therapy Approaches for Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis
Dermatology Foundation Ichthyosis Research Grant

DERMAPATHOLOGY RESEARCH GRANT

Hong Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Temple University
     Pleiotrophin in Melanoma Tumor Progression and Melanocyte Development
Dermatology Foundation Dermatopathology Research Grant

RESEARCH GRANT

Julide Tok Celebi, M.D.
Columbia University
     The CYLD Protien and its Role in Cutaneous Biology
Dermatology Foundation Research Grant
Daniel H. Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
     Generation and Analysis of Langerhans Cell Deficient Mice
Dermatology Foundation Research Grant
Sancy A. Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Utah
     Elucidation of the Role of the Melanocortin 1 Receptor Gene as a Melanoma Susceptibility Gene
Dermatology Foundation Research Grant
Prashiela Manga, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
     Melanocyte Response to Chemotoxins:  Implications for Understanding and Treating Vitiligo and Melanoma
Dermatology Foundation Research Grant
Taihao Quan, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
     CYR61:  Novel Regulator of Matrix Metalloproteinase-mediated Age-Related Destruction of Human Skin
     Connective Tissue
Dermatology Foundation Research Grant
Xiao-Qi Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Children's Memorial Hospital
     The role of Ganglioside in uPA/uPAR-Modulated Signaling
Dermatology Foundation Research Grant

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Erik Joseph Stratman, M.D.
Marshfield Clinic
     Residency Commencement Infrastructure Development at the Marshfield Clinic Department of Dermatology
Dermatology Foundation Program Development Grant

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