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February 3, 2020
Applications for 2020 Diversity Research Supplement Award due to the DF.
 

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Research Awards Program

The DF's Research Awards Program offers a variety of research awards intended to further the specialty and enable advancements in patient care. An emphasis is placed on supporting research that benefits the dermatology community at large and has significant potential to advance patient care. It is the expectation that the recipients of Foundation awards will be tomorrow's expert teachers, innovative investigators and master clinicians in dermatology.

All DF-funded research must be conducted in the U.S. under the sponsorship of a department/division of dermatology that is ACGME-approved for training in dermatology. Applicants must meet the DF's general eligibility requirements, in addition to award-specific requirements presented on or before the time of funding. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Dermatology Foundation encourages applications concerning health issues impacting minority groups, including, but not limited to, racial minorities, sexual­ gender/LGBTQ minorities, and underserved/disadvantaged populations.

The Dermatology Foundation is pleased to again offer an award developed to enhance diversity in the field of dermatology and the specialty's academic workforce—the 2020 Diversity Research Supplement Award (DRSA). The DRSA is available to recent recipients of DF career development awards to supplement their current efforts on existing research projects. Each award is to be used to support the in-depth participation of a medical student—identified as belonging to an under-represented minority (URM) group—in the completion of a defined full-time research plan. The medical student’s participation may span six (6) to 12 weeks. Complete eligibility information and applicant instructions are found here.

Please Note:

New for 2020, the DF will accept applications only through Dropbox. Please contact the DF at DFRAP@dermatologyfoundation.org prior to the award due date to obtain your individual, secure submission link.

The DF 2019 Research Award Recipients were announced at the Foundation's annual membership meeting in Washington, DC on March 2nd. Congratulations to all who received the DF's 59 research awards.

Several of the recipients stopped by the DF booth to share their thanks.

  • Brian C. Capell, M.D., Ph.D. - Charles and Daneen Stiefel Scholar Award in Skin Cancer
    Brian C. Capell, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
    Charles and Daneen Stiefel Scholar Award in Skin Cancer
  • Marlys S. Fassett, M.D., Ph.D. - Physician Scientist Career Development Award
    Marlys S. Fassett, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of California, San Francisco
    Physician Scientist Career Development Award
  • Shawn G. Kwatra, M.D. - Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
    Shawn G. Kwatra, M.D.
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
    Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
  • Alicia Little, M.D., Ph.D. - Women's Health Career Development Award
    Alicia Little, M.D., Ph.D.
    Yale University School of Medicine
    Women's Health Career Development Award
  • Alina Markova, M.D. - Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
    Alina Markova, M.D.
    Cornell University
    Medical Dermatology Career Development Award
  • Aaron M. Secrest, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. - Public Health Career Development Award
    Aaron M. Secrest, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    University of Utah
    Public Health Career Development Award
  • JiaDe Yu, M.D. - Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award
    JiaDe Yu, M.D.
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award

If you have any questions regarding the Foundation's Research Awards Program, or a current award, please call the Foundation office at 847-328-2256. Or if you prefer, you may send your inquiry to dfrap@dermatologyfoundation.org.

Award recipients can do something specific to help the Dermatology Foundation continue funding the research projects of today. The Foundation has prepared a PowerPoint slide to be used in your research presentations. It reads: "The Dermatology Foundation has supported and advanced my career." Click here to view and download a copy of the PowerPoint DF slide, or download the slide as a PDF.

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