Dermatology Foundation Awards $2.7 million in Research Funding

Thanks to the support of its physician members and industry supporters during a turbulent year, the Dermatology Foundation (DF) was able to award $2.7 million in research support for 2021. Sixty-two (62) individuals have received funding effective July 1, 2021. The sole purpose of the Foundation is to advance patient care by supporting the early research efforts of the most promising physician scientists and investigators pursuing academic and research careers in dermatology.

The DF offers five categories of awards: mid-career, career development, fellowship, research grant, and since 2018, a diversity research award that supports all aspects of dermatology. Award applications are reviewed by the DF’s outstanding Medical & Scientific Committee, and Clinical/Medical/Surgical/Dermpath Panel. These volunteers lend their expertise to the review process in order to identify those applications that are scientifically meritorious and have the potential to further the specialty of dermatology. Learn more and view the complete list of 2021 award recipients.

About 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.

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