Dermatology Foundation

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The Dermatology Foundation

Established in 1964, the Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to enabling advancements in patient care. The DF accomplishes this important work by providing research funding each year to promising early and mid-career investigators whose novel ideas have the potential to shape the future of the specialty.

Thanks to its many physician members and industry constituents over more than five decades, the DF funding has had a tremendous long-term effect on the specialty. Foundation support has helped to:

  • Deepen our understanding of diseases and conditions including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, inflammatory dermatoses, and autoimmune skin diseases.
  • Develop innovations including topical therapies for skin cancer, outcomes research, and biologic therapies.
  • Keep talented researchers working in our field by supporting their work at critical points where private funding is the key to their continued success.

With the continued support of dermatologists, specialty societies and corporate supporters, the DF can continue to further progress in all areas of the specialty, for the benefit of patients everywhere.

The DF: Where Innovation Begins

The long-term results of the Dermatology Foundation's work are profound. For over 50 years, the DF has focused on furthering patient care by funding innovative research pursued by promising investigators. It has identified and launched a pool of innovators who have brought the specialty a greater understanding of dermatologic diseases—and new treatments—benefiting patients everywhere.

A shining example of this has been the wonderful contributions DF-funded investigators have made to the current treatment of psoriasis.

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Founded in 1964

Executive Committee
Janet A. Fairley, M.D.
President
Bruce U. Wintroub, M.D.
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Stuart R. Lessin, M.D.
Vice President
Elizabeth I. McBurney, M.D.
Secretary-Treasurer
Members at Large:
Yvonne E. Chiu, M.D.
George Cotsarelis, M.D.
Sewon Kang, M.D.
Renée J. Mathur, M.D.
Kishwer S. Nehal, M.D.
Seth J. Orlow, M.D., Ph.D.
John T. Seykora, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael D. Tharp, M.D.
Jonathan S. Weiss, M.D.
Executive Staff
Sandra Rahn Benz
Executive Director
Christine M. Boris
Deputy Executive Director
DF Office
1560 Sherman Avenue
Suite 500
Evanston, IL 60201-4806
Phone: (847) 328-2256
Fax: (847) 328-0509
Send an e-mail.