Every practicing dermatologist—and their patients—benefit from new treatments unlocked by research.
For nearly 60 years, the Dermatology Foundation has invested in groundbreaking research leading to new knowledge, treatments, and cures. In 2023, the Foundation continued its investment and awarded over $2.8 million in research funding. This accomplishment is made possible with the ongoing support of our dedicated members, corporate partners, and friends. Their generosity sustains this advancement of patient care.
Register Now for the 2024 DF Clinical Symposium!
The DF’s 2024 continuing medical education meeting will return on January 24-27 to The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort Hotel in Naples, Florida. This year’s full agenda is in keeping with the Foundation’s high standards for an informative and practical CME program. DF members receive a discounted fee so be sure to put your 2023 donation in place. We recommend early registration to secure your space.
$1 Million Grant from Sanofi – Regeneron to Support DEI Research
The Dermatology Foundation (DF) and the Skin of Color Society (SOCS) have partnered together to provide a unique opportunity to further health equity. Thanks to a generous sponsorship, mid-career investigators can now apply for the new Sanofi – Regeneron Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mid-Career Research Award to pursue dermatological issues impacting underrepresented groups in medicine. Three exceptional, established investigators will be supported beginning in 2024.
Why We're Here
Advancing our understanding of skin is crucial, not just for us in the specialty, but for the health and well-being of everyone. That’s why the Foundation is here, providing the support needed to increase knowledge, develop innovations, and maintain a talented investigative workforce.
Changing Lives Through Research
The Dermatology Foundation Research Award Program supports the work of investigators who are exploring a wide spectrum of conditions within the specialty. Their contributions to the knowledge of skin disease drive the improvement of patient care. We empower them today to guide the future of dermatology tomorrow.
Saving Skin Saves Lives
It’s the body’s first line of defense, and skin needs defending more than ever. That’s why the Dermatology Foundation supports cutting-edge research and education, and why we aim to bring together all who care for skin. Our collective impact touches so many, as these stories from our community illustrate.
The Potential of Investigators is Infinite
The Dermatology Foundation invests in early and mid-career researchers with novel ideas and the potential to achieve scientific breakthroughs that lead to new treatments and cures. Our current award recipients are uncovering new knowledge about the topics below, which represent a sample of the Foundation's research portfolio. As science evolves, the potential for more breakthrough research in dermatology expands — and the DF is there to support each step forward.
Your contributions to the Dermatology Foundation fuel the groundbreaking research that makes new discoveries possible. And those discoveries in a physician’s hands become the knowledge that heals.
Now Accepting Applications for 2024 DF Research Awards
The DF welcomes submissions for its 2024 mid-career, career development, fellowship, research grants and diversity research supplement awards. Applications are now being accepted in all 16 award categories. Applicants are encouraged to read the detailed award descriptions and application instructions available on this site.
Catch Up on What’s New
Mid-Career Award for Psoriasis Investigators
Thanks to a $1 million grant, the DF is pleased to announce the availability of a 2024 Bristol Myers Squibb Psoriasis Research Award. Applications will be accepted through December 1.
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