Press Releases

March, 2010

2010 Research Award Recipients

Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy

Melody J. Eide, M.D., M.P.H. Year 3
Henry Ford Medical Center
Association of Sociodemographic Factors & Healthcare Use with Melanoma Survival

Shasa Hu, M.D.
University of Miami
Disparities in the Incidence of Late Stage Melanoma: The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty

Mario E. Lacouture, M.D. Year 3
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Active Pharmacovigilance for Dermatologic Toxicities to Targeted Anticancer Therapies

Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

Sarah T. Arron, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
University of California, San Francisco
Human Papillomavirus as an Etiologic Agent of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D.
University of Michigan
Merkel Cell Carcinoma Pathogenesis: Clues from Keratins?

Jeremy S. Bordeaux, M.D., M.P.H. Year 3
Case Western Reserve University
Multicenter Prospective Rare Cutaneous Tumor Database and Tissue Bank

Jerry D. Brewer, M.D. Year 2
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Skin Cancer

Faramarz H. Samie, M.D. Year 3
Thomas Jefferson University
Molecular Targeted Therapy for Inhibiting Collagen Fibril Formation and Use in Surgery

Ally-Khan B. Somani, M.D., Ph.D.
Indiana University, Indianapolis
Protective Effects of Dermal Rejuvenation on Photocarcinogenesis

Physician Scientist Career Development Award

Brian K. Bonish, M.D., Ph.D.
Rush University Medical Center
The Role of Toll-Like Receptors in Psoriasis

Allen T. Bruce, M.D., Ph.D. Year 3
University of Michigan
Phenotype and Function of IL-17-Secreting T-Cells in Psoriasis

Raymond J. Cho, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
University of California, San Francisco
Defining Mutational Topography in the Ras and PI-3 Kinase Pathways in Human Squamous Cell Cancers

Benjamin F. Chong, M.D. Year 2
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Signaling Pathways of Cutaneous Lupus

Oscar R. Colegio, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
Yale University
Defining the Role of the Innate Immune System in Tumor Progression and Metastasis

Johann E. Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
The Influence of the Cytokine Network in Psoriasis on Clinical Phenotype and Treatment Response

Rajnish A. Gupta, M.D., Ph.D. Year 3
Stanford University
HOX Cluster Noncoding RNAs in Skin Positional Identity and Fibrosing Disorders of the Skin

Lu Q. Le, M.D., Ph.D. Year 3
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Cell of Origin and Tumor Microenvironment in NF1-Associated Neurofibroma Genesis

Kurt Lu, M.D. Year 3
Case Western Reserve University
Phenotypic and Functional Analysis of Alternatively Activated Macrophages in Skin Inflammation

Michael D. Rosenblum, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Mechanisms of Peripheral T-Cell Tolerance to Epidermal Self-Antigen

Jane Yoo, M.D. Year 2
University of Washington
Investigating the Regulatory Function of Matrix Metalloproteinase 28 (Epilysin) in Atopic Dermatitis

Jonathan H. Zippin, M.D., Ph.D.
Cornell University
Investigation of the Role of Soluble Adenylyl Cyclase in Psoriasis Pathogenesis

Science of Human Appearance Career Development Award

Anne Lynn S. Chang, M.D. Year 2
Stanford University
Identification of Genes Promoting Exceptional Skin Youthfulness

Mandy S. Harting, M.D. Year 2
University of Michigan
Molecular Analyses of Retinoid-Induced Dermatitis in Aged/Photoaged Human Skin

Claire A. Higgins, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Molecular Mechanisms of Hair Follicle Induction

Medical Dermatology Career Development Award

Anna L. Bruckner, M.D. Year 3
Stanford University
Bone Mass and Fracture Risk in Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa

Pedram Gerami, M.D. Year 2
Northwestern University
Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization and Novel Molecular Markers as a Prognostic Tool in Melanoma

Yolanda R. Helfrich, M.D. Year 3
University of Michigan
Clinical and Molecular Analysis of Differences Between Rosacea and Photoaging

Whitney A. High, M.D., M.Eng. Year 3
University of Colorado, Denver
Characterization of Gadolinium and Other Metals in Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Daniela Kroshinsky, M.D.
Harvard University
The Use of Inpatient Dermatology Consultations to Reduce Antibiotic Use for "Pseudo-Cellulitis"

Arturo Saavedra-Lauzon, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
Harvard University
Prognostic Value of Immunophenotyping Infiltrates in the Care of Drug Reactions

Kanade Shinkai, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Cutaneous Manifestations of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Women's Health Career Development Award

Claudia Hernandez, M.D. Year 2
University of Illinois at Chicago
Designing Public Health Strategies to Reduce Skin Cancer Disparities

Research Career Development Award

Thomas Andl, Ph.D. Year 2
Vanderbilt University
The Contribution of MicroRNAs to Epigenomic Alterations in Cancer and Aging

Jiang Chen, M.D. Year 2
University of Colorado, Denver
Testing Therapeutic Strategies for Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis Using a Preclinical Mouse Model

Lisa M. Godsel, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Plakophilins Organize Structural and Signaling Cues Regulating Tissue Development and Homeostasis

John E. Harris, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Defining the Autoimmune Response in Vitiligo

Mayumi Ito, Ph.D. Year 2
New York University
Melanocyte Stem Cells in Wound Healing

Qiaoli Li, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University
Pathomechanisms and Treatment of PXE

Hoang Nguyen, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Skin Stem Cell Fate Maintenance and Lineage Determination

Felicite K. Noubissi, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Role of CRD-BP in Basal Cell Carcinoma Development

Julie L. Ryan, Ph.D., M.P.H. Year 3
University of Rochester
Radioprotective Function of Curcumin and Secretory Phospholipase A2-isoform V Inhibition

Yvonne M. Saenger, M.D.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Role of Dendritic Cells in Immunity to Melanoma Mediated by Anti-TRP1 Antibody + Cyclophosphamide

Monique E. Verhaegen, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Molecular Basis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Kevin C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
University of California, San Francisco
Noncoding RNAs and Positional Identity in the Skin

Nabiha Yusuf, Ph.D. Year 2
University of Alabama
Photoimmunological Role of Toll Like Receptor-4 in Skin

Lei Zhang, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Denver
Developing New Therapeutic Approaches to Cure Harlequin Ichthyosis in an ABCA12 Mutant Mouse Model

Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship

Niroshana Anandasabapathy, M.D., Ph.D.
Rockefeller University
Cutaneous Vaccination: The Pre-Clinical Use of Flt3L as an HIV Vaccine Adjuvant to Expand Skin DCs

Jeffrey B. Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Epigenetics of Melanoma

Jaehyuk Choi, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
Genetic Screen for Tumor Supressors in Mouse Skin Using PiggyBac Transposon Mutagenesis

Adam J. Friedman, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Antimicrobial and Wound Healing Impact of Nitric Oxide Releasing Nanoparticles in a Diabetes Model

Arlo Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University
Molecular Analysis of Spitzoid Neoplasms to Predict Malignant Behavior

Peggy S. Myung, M.D.
Case Western Reserve University
The Role of Dermal Wnt Signaling in Wound Healing and Hair Follicle Neogenesis

Frank Wang, M.D.
University of Michigan
Molecular Pathogenesis of Striae Gravidarum

Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology

Yvonne E. Chiu, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Genetic Basis of Hemangiomas

Patient Directed Investigation Grant

April W. Armstrong, M.D.
University of California, Davis
The Association of Psoriasis with Coronary Artery Disease in a Prospective Cardiac Catheterization

Jennifer N. Choi, M.D.
Yale University
Isotretinoin versus Doxycycline as Pre-emptive Therapy for EGFR Inhibitor-Induced Papulopustular Rash

Ruth Ann Vleugels, M.D.
Harvard University
Ultraviolet Radiation Flux and Incident Psoriasis

Dermatopathology Research Grant

Brian P. Pollack, M.D., Ph.D.
Emory University
Defining the Role of Activating Transcription Factor 3 (ATF3) in Photocarcinogenesis

Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Grant

Kevin J. Hamill, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
The Role of Bullous Pemphigoid Antigens in Regulating Keratinocyte Migration

Research Grant

Botond Z. Igyarto, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Langerhans Cell Control of Immune Response

Andrew Johnston, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Delineating the Roles of Recently Discovered IL-1 Family Cytokines in Psoriasis

Ana Luisa Kadekaro, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Increase in p53 Expression as a Strategy for Melanoma Prevention

Kelly A.N. Messingham, Ph.D.
University of Iowa
The Role of IgE Autoantibodies in Bullous Pemphigoid

Durga Udayakumar, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms of EPHA2-Mediated Melanoma Oncogenesis

Program Development Grant

Warren W. Piette, M.D.
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Establishment of Research Basics

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