Press Releases

March, 2005

2005 Research Award Recipients

Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy

Abrar A. Qureshi, M.D.
Harvard University
Epidemiology of Skin Cancer: A Population-Based Approach

Jack S. Resneck, Jr., M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
The Future of the Dermatology Workforce

Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

John A. Carucci, M.D., Ph.D.
Cornell University
Mechanisms of Catastrophic Cutaneous Carcinomatosis in Organ Transplant Recipients

Leslie J. Christenson, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Melanoma in the Solid Organ Transplant Population

Jennifer Cooper, M.D.
University of Rochester
HPV, Sun Exposure & Histologic Criteria as Predictors of Squamous Cell Ca Risk in Organ Transplant

Hayes B. Gladstone, M.D.
Stanford University
Enabling Remote Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Over the Internet: Creating and Validating Touch Technology for Teledermatology

Darius J. Karimipour, M.D.
University of Michigan
Microdermabrasion Stimulates Collagen Remodeling

Physician Scientist Career Development Award

Rachael A. Clark, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University
Production of Human T Cells Using a Skin-Derived Thymic Construct

Liang Deng, M.D., Ph.D.
Cornell University
Study Interactions of Poxvirus with Skin Immune System, and the Development of Antipoxvirus Drugs

Mayumi Fujita, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Colorado
Novel Immunotherapy of Malignant Melanoma with Melanosomal Antigens

Larisa J. Geskin, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Development of Immunotherapy for Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

David Kouba, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Interleukin-12 and Basal Cell Carcinoma: Exploring the Immunomodulatory Effects of Sonic Hedgehog

Paradi Mirmirani, M.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Macrophage Activation, Apoptosis, and Tissue Remodeling in Cicatricial Alopecia

Eric L. Simpson, M.D.
Oregon Health Sciences University
Skin Barrier Protection and the Prevention of Topic Dermatitis

Mary Tomayko, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
Phenotypic and Functional Analysis of Memory B Cells

Janet M. Trowbridge, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Cutaneous Tumor Defense by Antimicrobial Proteins

John M. Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University
Archaea: Host Response and Potential Role in Human Disease

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

Lindy Fox, M.D.
Yale University
A Proposal for the Development of Expertise in Consultative Medical Dermatology with a Specific Emphasis on the Pathophysiology of Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Amy Gilliam, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Identification of Relevant Markers Predictive of Outcomes in Juvenile Localized Scleroderma

Ellen J. Kim, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Toll-like Receptor (LTR) Agonists in Mycosis Fungoides/Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Psoriasis Career Development Award

Guanqun Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Oregon Health Sciences University
Role of TGFbeta1 in Psoriasis-like Skin Inflammation

Research Career Development Award

Neil F. Box, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
A Mouse Model for p53 Tumor Supressor Function in Melanoblast Growth: Implications for Human Melanoma

Tatiana Efimova, Ph.D.
Washington University
p38 Delta Signaling and Regulation of Apoptosis in Keratinocytes

Research Career Development Award (cont.)

Baskaran Govindarajan, Ph.D.
Emory University
Skin Manifestations of Tuberous Sclerosis

Walter G. Hubert, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas
DNA Replication of Different Human Papillomaviruses Following Coinfection

Luzheng Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University
Development of Skin-Homing Properties of T Lymphocytes Following Cutaneous Immunization

Yuangang Liu, Ph.D.
Oregon Health Sciences University
Novel AAA-Protein SPAF in Apoptosis and Malignant Melanoma

Norikatsu Mizumoto, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
Designer Cocktail Adjuvants for Cancer Treatment

Mikhail A. Nikiforov, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
The Role of the Oncogene Myc in Melanoma Progression

Srikala Raghavan, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Role of Beta1-Containing Integrins in Cutaneous Basement Membrane Organization

Xiao-qi Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Ganglioside Regulation of uPAR Signaling Affects Squamous Carcinoma Cell Function

Hong Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Temple University
Novel Biomarker in Melanoma: Cortactin in Melanocytic Tumor Progression and Melanoma Cell Biology

Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship

Kristina P. Callis, M.D.
University of Utah
Correlation of Phenotypes and Genotypes of Psoriasis in Utah Families

Andrew J. Chien, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington
Characterization of Wnt5a Signaling and the Effects on Cell Motility in Human Metastatic Melanoma

Delphine Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Molecular Analysis of Immune Dysregulation in Leprosy

Roger S. Lo, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Malignant Fibroblast Gene Expression During Melanoma Progression

Jeremy Moss, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
The Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in Cutaneous Dermatoses

Karen Taraszka, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
Role of Iysosomal Thiol Reductase GILT in MHC Class II Peptide Generation and Autoimmunity

Lee T. Zane, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
A Population-Based Analysis of Isotrentinoin Safety

Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology

Carla Tucker Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Cathelicidin LL-37 Expression in Hemangiomas of Infancy and Capillary Malformations

Research Fellowship

Paige S. Davies, Ph.D.
Oregon Health Sciences University
Wnt Signaling Influence on Establishing the Melanocyte Stem Cell Niche

Laura Korb Ferris, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
Human Beta Defensins: Novel Molecular Adjuvants for the Immunotherapy of Melanoma

Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Novel Xenotransplantation Model for Psoriasis

David Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Wound Response Genes in Squamous Cell Carcinoma Progression

Min Zhang, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Role of Hairless in Skin Development and Cancer

Patient Directed Investigation Grant

Amy Gilliam, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Identification of Relevant Markers Predictive of Outcomes in Juvenile Localized Scleroderma

Dermatopathology Research Grant

Thuy L. Phung, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University
Role of Akt Signaling in the Pathogenesis of Infantile Hemangiomas

Research Grant

Vitali Yu Alexeev, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
Protein Therapy for Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa

Sanjay Anand, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ultraviolet Radiation-Induced Phenotypes in the Skin of C/EBP Beta and CHOP/gadd153 Knockout Mice

Spiro Getsios, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Comparative Analysis of Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 2 Signaling in Human Keratinocytes

Ian K. Hornstra, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University
Lysyl Oxidases in Cutaneous Biology

Minakshi Nihal, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG) in Melanoma Management

Andrei A. Panteleyev, Ph.D.
Columbia University
The Role of the Arnt Gene in Control of Perinatal Skin Barrier Functions and Vascularization

Program Development Grant

Lawrence S. Chan, M.D.
University of Illinois, Chicago
Immunology Research Center Enhancement

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