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Dermatology is crucial to human health and life.

Together we’re supporting the research and education that’s needed today —  and tomorrow. 

Saving skin saves lives.

Stories from our community make clear how we've made an impact together.

The solution to every disease and condition in dermatology is out there, just waiting to be discovered.

Advances in dermatology happen every day.

The annual Clinical Symposium provides cutting-edge medical education for practitioners.

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.

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Left to right: Dr. Jon Weiss, DF Board member; Deb Sierka, PharmD, Sanofi; Andrew Korotzer, PhD, Regeneron; Dr. Valerie Harvey, Immediate Past President SOCS; and Dr. Janet Fairley, DF President
Left to right: Dr. Jon Weiss, DF Board member; Deb Sierka, PharmD, Sanofi; Andrew Korotzer, PhD, Regeneron; Dr. Valerie Harvey, Immediate Past President SOCS; and Dr. Janet Fairley, DF President

$1 Million Grant from Sanofi and 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. There is still time to apply! Applications for 2024 funding are due no later than Friday, December 1, 2023 (11:59 pm CT).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The power of research and science fuels the future of dermatology.

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.

Accelerating Discovery

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. 


2024 Award Recipients to be Announced in March

All applications for the DF’s career development awards, fellowships and research grants are under review. Award recipients will be announced March 9th on the DF website.

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Catch Up on What’s New

Our latest issue of Dermatology Focus pays tribute to two DF honorary awardees. The Diversity of Skin recognizes Dr. Valerie Callender, recipient of the Clark W. Finnerud Award. An Advocate for Dermatology pays tribute to Dr. Gerald Krueger, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medallion.

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Mid-Career Award for Psoriasis Investigators

The deadline for 2024 Bristol Myers Squibb Psoriasis Research Awards is quickly approaching. Applications for this mid-career opportunity will be accepted through Friday, December 1, 2023 (11:59 pm). Don’t delay!

There is no such thing as a small contribution; every action creates impact.

No dermatologist wants to be practicing the same medicine at the end of their career as they were at the beginning. The DF is critical to our collective future. It has continuously supported promising investigators who have brought us new knowledge and better tools.”

Janet A. Fairley, M.D.

President, Dermatology Foundation
Janet A. Fairley, M.D.
Janet A. Fairley, M.D.

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