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The DF Mission
Celebrating 49 Years of Commitment to the Health and Vitality of Dermatology
The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3, charitable organization. Its mission is to provide research support that helps develop and retain tomorrow's teachers and researchers in dermatology, enabling advancements in patient care.
The DF is grateful to its many member physicians, specialty societies, and corporate supporters for their generous contributions over the past 49 years. Their contributions have helped to advance dermatologic care and ensure the development of the specialty’s emerging teachers and investigators. Become a member and support the future of dermatology.
Research Awards Program
The Foundation remains fully committed to furthering the specialty of dermatology by offering a variety of career development awards, fellowships and research grants through its Research Awards Program. The annual DF award offering has 13 funding categories supporting all aspects of dermatology, including a new career development award in dermatopathology.
The DF Board of Trustees announced at its 2013 annual meeting that 66 promising new physician scientists and investigators were selected to receive $3.2 million in DF research funding this year. This total represents 52 career development awards, 6 fellowships and 8 grants. To view a list of current and past award recipients, or to learn more about the DF’s funding opportunities, click here.
Survey Shows Career Development Awards Strengthen Specialty
The Foundation’s research awards have helped to launch the careers of numerous investigators, educators and leaders in dermatology. The DF recently surveyed its career development award (CDA) recipients to assess the effectiveness of its funding program. The results underscore the critical role Foundation support has in moving the specialty forward.
The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published the complete CDA survey findings online in March of 2012. The article highlights the significant effect DF funding has had on the specialty—a "major favorable impact on the academic workforce and supported numerous individuals who have advanced knowledge and patient care." Read the full JAAD article.
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