Dermatology Foundation

What's New?
2019 Research Awards
The DF is now accepting applications for Career Development Awards, Fellowships, and Grants. Applications due on or before October 15, 2018
Call for Nominations
Nominate your peers for the Clark W. Finnerud or Practitioner of the Year Award. Submission due August 31st.
Announcing a New Research Award for Inflammatory Skin Disorders
View 2019 Sun Pharma Research Award details.
2019 Stiefel Scholar Award
Applications now accepted through September 17.
Pay Your Dues Online
Visit the DF Contribution Center. The DF accepts Visa, Master Card, and American Express.
Save the Date
The 2019 DF Clinical Symposia is scheduled for January 30 - February 3 in Naples, FL.
2018 DF Funded Projects
See what our 2018 research award recipients are working on.
The Dermatology Foundation

The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3, charitable organization. Established in 1964, it provides support for innovative research projects, enabling advancements in patient care.

A Message from the DF President:
Kim B. Yancey, M.D.
Kim B. Yancey, M.D.

I would like to extend my deep appreciation to the many DF members, societies and industry supporters who gave generously to the Dermatology Foundation over the past year. Your contributions made it possible for the DF to award $2.6 million in critically needed funding for 2018. With your help, the Foundation invested in 58 research projects that have the strong potential to transform novel ideas into a greater understanding of dermatologic conditions and new treatments in our field.

As we continue our annual fundraising efforts, I cannot think of a time in the history of the Foundation when the participation of the full dermatologic community was more important. While adequate research funding remains a significant and ongoing challenge for the specialty, the opportunities for medical advances are tremendous. When you give to the DF, you sponsor innovative research. When we all give, we can profoundly change the practice of dermatology and improve the lives of patients everywhere.

This year, join me or renew your support, and help shape the future of dermatology.

Thank you and kindest regards,

Kim B. Yancey, M.D.

Sun Pharma Sponsors New Research Award for Mid-career Investigators
Sun Pharm

The DF is deeply grateful to Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for a very generous grant of $1 million. This contribution will enable the DF to offer a new research award opportunity for mid-career investigators. The Sun Pharma Research Award will provide $100,000 in annual funding for up to 3 years for basic, clinical, or translational research related to inflammatory skin disorders. Applications are due September 17th for the first of 3 awards effective July 1, 2019.


Founded in 1964

Executive Committee
Kim B. Yancey, M.D.
Bruce U. Wintroub, M.D.
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Stuart R. Lessin, M.D.
Vice President
Elizabeth I. McBurney, M.D.
Members at Large:
Yvonne E. Chiu, M.D.
George Cotsarelis, M.D.
Janet A. Fairley, 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.
John J. Voorhees, M.D. FRCP
Jonathan S. Weiss, M.D.
Executive Staff
Sandra Rahn Benz
Executive Director
Christine M. Boris
Deputy Executive Director
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