Press Releases

March, 2009

2009 Research Award Recipients

Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy

April W. Armstrong, M.D.
University of California, Davis
Outcome Evaluation of an Online Care Model for the Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Melody J. Eide, M.D., M.P.H. – Year 2
Henry Ford Medical Center
Association of Sociodemographic Factors & Healthcare Use with Melanoma Survival in a Diverse Cohort

Mario E. Lacouture, M.D. – Year 2
Northwestern University
Innovative Pharmacovigilance for Dermatologic Adverse Events in Oncology

Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

Sarah T. Arron, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Human Papillomavirus as an Etiologic Agent of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Jeremy S. Bordeaux, M.D., M.P.H. – Year 2
Case Western Reserve University
Multicenter Prospective Rare Cutaneous Tumor Database and Tissue Bank

Jerry D. Brewer, M.D.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Skin Cancer

Faramarz H. Samie, M.D. – Year 2
Thomas Jefferson University
Molecular Targeted Therapy for Inhibiting Collagen Fibril Formation and its Use in Surgery

Steven Q. Wang, M.D. – Year 3
Cornell University
Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Lentigo Maligna Melanoma Assisted by Confocal Laser Microscopy

Physician Scientist Career Development Award

Allen T. Bruce, M.D., Ph.D. – Year 2
University of Michigan
Phenotype and Function of IL-17-secreting T-cells in Psoriasis

Raymond J. Cho, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Defining Mutational Topography in the MAPK and PI-3 Kinase Pathways in Human Squamous Cell Cancers

Benjamin F. Chong, M.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Signaling Pathways of Cutaneous Lupus

Oscar R. Colegio, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
Defining the Role of the Innate Immune System in Tumor Progression and Metastasis

Rajnish A. Gupta, M.D., Ph.D. – Year 2
Stanford University
HOX Cluster Noncoding RNAs in Skin Positional Identity and Fibrosing Disorders of the Skin

Lu Q. Le, M.D., Ph.D. – Year 2
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Cell of Origin and Tumor Microenvironment in NF1-Associated Neurofibroma Development

Roger S. Lo, M.D., Ph.D. – Year 3
University of California, Los Angeles
Melanoma in the Skin: Initiation, Progression, and Crosstalk with Dermal Fibroblasts

Kurt Lu, M.D. – Year 2
Case Western Reserve University
Phenotypic and Functional Analysis of Alternatively Activated Macrophages in Skin Inflammation

Robert W. Walters, M.D., Ph.D. – Year 3
Duke University Medical Center
Beta-arrestin Mediated Signaling in Metastatic Melanoma

Jane Yoo, M.D.
University of Washington
Investigating the Regulatory Function of Matrix Metalloproteinase 28 (Epilysin) in Atopic Dermatitis

Science of Human Appearance Career Development Award

Anne Lynn S. Chang, M.D.
Stanford University
Identification of Genes Promoting Exceptional Skin Youthfulness

Mandy S. Harting, M.D.
University of Michigan
Molecular Analyses of Retinoid-Induced Dermatitis in Aged/Photoaged Human Skin

Prashiela Manga, Ph.D. – Year 3
New York University
Evaluating the Contribution of the OCA2 Protein to Variation in Normal Skin Pigmentation

Medical Dermatology Career Development Award

Anna L. Bruckner, M.D. – Year 2
Stanford University
Bone Mass and Fracture Risk in Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa

Pedram Gerami, M.D.
Northwestern University
Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization and Novel Molecular Markers as a Prognostic Tool in Melanoma

Yolanda R. Helfrich, M.D. – Year 2
University of Michigan
Clinical and Molecular Analysis of Differences Between Rosacea and Photoaging

Whitney A. High, M.D., M.Eng. – Year 2
University of Colorado, Denver
Characterization of Gadolinium and Other Metals in Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Arturo Saavedra-Lauzon, M.D., Ph.D.
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Prognostic Value of Immunophenotyping infiltrates in Adverse Drug Reactions

Dawn H. Siegel, M.D. – Year 3
Oregon Health & Science University
Genetic Analysis of PHACES

Psoriasis Career Development Award

Wilson J. Liao, M.D. – Year 3
University of California, San Francisco
Genetic Risk Factors for Psoriasis

Women's Health Career Development Award

Claudia Hernandez, M.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Designing Public Health Strategies to Reduce Skin Cancer Disparities

Research Career Development Award

Thomas Andl, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
The Contribution of MicroRNAs to Epigenomic Alterations During Skin Tumorigenesis and Skin Aging

Jiang Chen, M.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
Testing Therapeutic Strategies for Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis Using a Preclinical Mouse Model

Francesco Del Galdo, M.D. – Year 2
Thomas Jefferson University
From Gadolinium to Fibrosis: Role of Caveolin-1 in the Pathogenesis of NFD

Spiro Getsios, Ph.D. – Year 3
Northwestern University
Coordinated Ephrin/Eph-Receptor Signaling and Cadherin-mediated Adhesion in Human Keratinocytes

Mayumi Ito, Ph.D.
New York University
Melanocyte Stem Cells in Wound Healing

Minjung Kim, Ph.D. – Year 3
Harvard University
Role of NEDD99 in Melanoma Maintenance and Progression

Shi-Long Lu, M.D., Ph.D. – Year 3
University of Colorado, Denver
TGFbeta and AKT Interplay in Skin Cancer

Brian Poligone, M.D., Ph.D. – Year 2
University of Rochester
NF Kappa B Activity in Skin Inflammation and Carcinogenesis

Michael Rendl, M.D.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Hair Inducing Cell Fate Specification of Dermal Papilla Cells

Julie L. Ryan, Ph.D., M.P.H. – Year 2
University of Rochester
Radioprotective Function of Curcumin and Secretory Phospholipase A2-isoform V Inhibition

Yutaka Shimomura, M.D., Ph.D. – Year 2
Columbia University
The Role of p63 and P-cadherin in the Hair Follicle and Ectodermal Appendages

Kevin C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Noncoding RNAs and Positional Identity in the Skin

Nabiha Yusuf, Ph.D.
University of Alabama
Photoimmunological Effect of Toll Like Receptor-4 (TLR4) in Skin

Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship

Todd C. Becker, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
The Role of Dermal Antigen Presenting Cells in Host Defense

Mark J. Eliason, M.D.
University of Utah
Etanercept in the Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

John E. Harris, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
In Vivo Imaging of Cellular Events in a Mouse Model of Autoimmune Vitiligo

Michael D. Rosenblum, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Regulation of Chronic Inflammation in Skin

Marie S. Tuttle, M.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Evaluating Microbial Diversity in Wounds and the Effect of Biofilms on Wound Healing

James C. Vary, M.D.
University of Washington
Polymorphisms of the Innate Immune System in Leprosy

Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology

Erin F.D. Mathes, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Online Spaced Education: A New Method for Teaching Dermatology to Pediatric Residents

Patient Directed Investigation Grant

Kristina Callis Duffin, M.D.
University of Utah
Relationship of Sleep Disorder to the Clinical Features and Metabolic Comorbidities of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Mandy S. Harting, M.D.
University of Michigan
Molecular Analyses of Retinoid-induced Dermatitis in Aged/Photoaged Human Skin

Valerie M. Harvey, M.D.
Eastern Virginia Medical School
An Analysis of the Clinical Spectrum and Molecular Mechanisms of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation in Different Skin Types

Laura B. Pincus, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Survival and Prognostic Factor Analysis in Follicular Mycosis Fungoides

Lori D. Prok, M.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
Calcipotriene 0.005% Cream Versus UVA-1 Phototherapy for Morphea in the Pediatric Population

Wynnis L. Tom, M.D.
University of California, San Diego
Genetic Variation in a T-cell Signaling Pathway and its Influence on Pediatric Psoriasis

Dermatopathology Research Grant

Christine J. Ko, M.D.
Yale University
Comparison of Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Keratoacanthoma

Research Grant

Tongyu Cao, Ph.D.
University of Miami
Non-healing Wounds in the Rough Coat Mice

Jiang Chen, M.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
Testing Therapeutic Strategies for Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis Using a Preclinical Mouse Model

Hye Jin Chung, M.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
Targets of Cell Therapy for Epidermolysis Bullosa

Anand K. Ganesan, M.D.
University of California, Irvine
Dissecting the Impact of Autophagy Regulators on Melanogenesis in Human Cells

Luis A. Garza, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Prostaglandins in Normal Hair Growth and Alopecia

Jodi L. Johnson, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
The Impact of DNA Repair by Chlorella Virus Pyrimidine Dimer Glycosylase in UVB-Exposed Skin Cells

Laure Rittie, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Molecular and Cellular Basis of Impaired Wound Healing in Aged Human Skin In Vivo

Joyce M. C. Teng, M.D.
University of Wisconsin
A Novel Study Model for Genetic Skin Diseases Using Patient-Specific Induced-Pluripotent Stem Cells

Tian Tian, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University
Cutaneous Immune Response to Vaccinia Virus: Regulated by IL-1

Program Development Grant

Darius R. Mehregan, M.D.
Wayne State University
Laboratory Development in Specialty of Reactive Oxygen Species

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