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March, 2013

2013 Research Award Recipients

Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy / Public Health

Joslyn S. Kirby, M.D.
Pennsylvania State University
Pharmacoeconomic Analysis of Current and Alternative Reimbursement Models for Actinic Keratoses
Eleni Linos, M.D. - Year 2
University of California, San Francisco
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Care in Elderly Patients with Limited Life Expectancy
Junko Takeshita, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
The Risk of Serious Infection in Patients with Psoriasis

Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

Sean R. Christensen, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
Identifying Novel Regulators of Ultraviolet-Induced Apoptosis in Human Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Marcus L. Frohm, M.D.
University of Michigan
Pharmacological Treatment of BCC: How Much Do We Really Know?
Fiona O. Zwald, M.D. - Year 3
Emory University
Analysis of Risk and Mechanism of Voriconazole Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Lung Transplant Patients

Physician Scientist Career Development Award

Christopher G. Bunick, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
Determining Structure and Function of the N-terminus of Human Keratins Using X-ray Crystallography
Jaehyuk Choi, M.D., Ph.D. - Year 3
Yale University
Transposon Insertional Mutagenesis Screen for Genes that Confer Resistance to BRAF Inhibitors
Donna A. Culton, M.D., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Role of Circulating Antigen Experienced B Cells in Pemphigus: Lessons From Rituximab
Sarina B. Elmariah, M.D., Ph.D. - Year 2
Harvard University
The Role of Proteases and Neurogenic Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis
Donald A. Glass, II, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern
Determining the Genetic Causes of Keloid Formation
Michael D. Gober, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
The Effect of Voriconazole in Promoting UV-induced cSCC
Emma Guttman, M.D., Ph.D. - Year 3
Mount Sinai Medical Center
A Study Evaluating the Immunomodulatory Effects of Narrowband Ultraviolet (NB-UVB) Radiation in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
Ali Jabbari, M.D., Ph.D. - Year 2
Columbia University
Biomarker Development in Discoid Lupus
Thomas H. Leung, M.D. - Year 2
Stanford University
Understanding Tissue Regeneration in Mouse and Human Epithelial Cells
Laura Y. McGirt, M.D. - Year 3
Vanderbilt University
MicroRNA Expression: Identifying Markers of Diagnosis and Progression in Mycosis Fungoides
Tiffany C. Scharschmidt, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Identifying Key Genetic Determinants of Staphylococcus Aureus Skin Colonization
Matthew J. Turner, M.D. - Year 2
Indiana University
Inductive Keratinocyte-Derived Cytokines in a Murine Model of Atopic Dermatitis
Lisa C. Zaba, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Long Noncoding RNAs in Skin Fibrosis and Scleroderma Pathogenesis

Science of Human Appearance Career Development Award

Sivan Harel, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Role of Hair Follicle Immune System in Age-Dependent Hair Loss
Phillip D. Holler, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Molecular Characterization of Hair Follicle Neogenesis
Yong Li, Ph.D. - Year 3
University of Michigan
Improving Appearance of Aged Skin by Limiting Intracellular Collagen Degradation
Frank Wang, M.D. - Year 2
University of Michigan
Reversal of Aged Skin Appearance by Enhancing Structural Support with Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid
Mingang Xu, Ph.D. - Year 2
University of Pennsylvania
The Roles of Wnt10a and Pkp1 in Skin and Hair Follicle Development and Renewal

Medical Dermatology Career Development Award

Adela Rambi G. Cardones, M.D. - Year 2
Duke University
Quantitative Assessment of Disease Severity in Chronic Cutaneous Graft-vs-Host Disease
Kelly M. Cordoro, M.D. - Year 3
University of California, San Francisco
Pediatric Psoriasis: Clinical, Genetic and Metabolic Characteristics and Comorbidities
Jonathan A. Cotliar, M.D. - Year 3
Northwestern University
Improving the Diagnosis of Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Ron J. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Emory University
Phenotypic and Functional Analysis of B Cells in Patients with Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
Meg R. Gerstenblith, M.D. - Year 2
Case Western Reserve University
Identifying Clinically Relevant Subtypes of Melanoma Using Genomic Profiling
Anna K. Haemel, M.D. - Year 2
University of California, San Francisco
A Comprehensive Approach to Study Systemic Sclerosis at the Molecular and Cellular Level
Robert A. Lee, M.D., Ph.D. - Year 3
University of California, San Diego
The Role of Innate Immunity in Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Misha A. Rosenbach, M.D. - Year 3
University of Pennsylvania
Cutaneous Sarcoidosis: Developing Clinical Assessment Tools and Exploring Disease Associations
Stefan M. Schieke, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
mTOR Inhibitors in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma: Therapeutic Efficacy and Molecular Mechanisms
Ruth Ann Vleugels, M.D. - Year 2
Harvard University
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus: Developing a Novel Assessment Tool and Investigating Disease Associations

Women's Health Career Development Award

Xuming Mao, M.D., Ph.D. - Year 3
University of Pennsylvania
The Role of p38 Signaling in Skin Diseases
Beth N. McLellan, M.D.
New York University
Characteristics of Alopecia in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Hormonal Therapy
Bethanee J. Schlosser, M.D., Ph.D. - Year 2
Northwestern University
Clinical and Molecular Characterization of Lichen Sclerosus as a Model of Vulvar Epithelial Fibrosis

Research Career Development Award

Jeffrey B. Cheng, M.D., Ph.D. - Year 3
University of California, San Francisco
Role of DNA Methylation in Skin Cells and Melanoma
Yeon Sook Choi, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
WNT Signals in Merkel Cell Development and Regeneration
Anna De Benedetto, M.D.
University of Rochester
Tight Junction Defects in Atopic Dermatitis: Crossroads Between Barrier and Immune Response
Annemieke de Jong, Ph.D. - Year 2
Columbia University
Functional and Phenotypic Analysis of Pathogenic T Cells in Alopecia Areata
Adam J. Friedman, M.D. - Year 3
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Nitric Oxide Nanoparticles as a Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Agent for Soft Tissue Infections
Botond Z. Igyarto, Ph.D. - Year 3
University of Minnesota
Langerhans Cell Control of T-Helper Phenotype Development
Jodi L. Johnson, Ph.D. - Year 2
Northwestern University
The Role of Cell Anchoring Desmosomal Proteins in the Epidermal Responses to UV Exposure
Andrew Johnston, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Biologic Activities of IL-36 Cytokine in Psoriasis
Masaoki Kawasumi, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington
Chemical Genetic Dissection of the UV DNA Damage Response and Carcinogenesis
Nityanand D. Maddodi, Ph.D. - Year 3
University of Wisconsin
Role of Oncogenic BRAF Signaling in Melanocytes and Melanoma
Tobias F. I. Schatton, Pharm.D., Ph.D. - Year 3
Harvard University
Immunology of Dermal Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Enrique C. Torchia, Ph.D. - Year 2
University of Colorado, Denver
Molecular Mechanisms of Aurora Kinase A Mediated Carcinogenesis

Dermatopathology Research Career Development Award

Paul W. Harms, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Mutational Landscape of Merkel Cell Carcinoma by Next Generation Sequencing
Basil A. Horst, M.D. - Year 2
Columbia University
Analysis of Inositol Polyphosphate 4-Phosphatase Type II in Melanocytic Lesions
Janis Marie Taube, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
PD-1/PD-L1 Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Melanoma

Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship

Brian C. Capell, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
The Role of the Nuclear Lamina and Large-Scale Changes in the Chromatin Landscape in Skin Aging
Anubhav N. Mathur, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Defining the Role of Regulatory T-Cells in Barrier Disrupted Skin Inflammation
Stephen M. Ostrowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Mechanisms Underlying the Development and Function of Merkel Cells
Francisco Ramirez-Valle, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Characterization of IL-17 Precommitted Dermal Gamma Delta Cells

Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology

Brittany G. Craiglow, M.D.
Yale University
Investigating the Pathophysiology of Disorders of Keratinization through Clinical Observation
Elena B. Hawryluk, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University
Investigation of Pediatric Pigmented Lesions with Risk for Malignant Transformation

Patient Directed Investigation Grant

Bichchau M. Nguyen, M.D.
Harvard University
Utilization and Cost-Effectiveness of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Thin Melanoma

Research Grant

Jana Jandova, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Evaluating the Role of Mitochondrial ROS in Chronic Wound Healing Using a Cybrid Model System
Liang Liu, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Genetic and Epigenetic Crosstalk in Skin Tumorigenesis
Laura J. Marinelli, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Investigating the Therapeutic Potential of Propionibacterium Acnes Bacteriophages
Javed A. Mohammed, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Keratinocytes Control Homeostatic and Inflammation-Induced Langerhans Cell Migration
Han Peng, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Growth Factor Signaling in Keratinocytes is Regulated by FIH-1: Implication for Wound Healing
Maksim V. Plikus, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Regeneration of Cutaneous Fat in Wound Scars from Myofibroblasts

Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Grant

Lizhi He, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Mechanisms of Alternative Activation of Macrophage in Wound Healing

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