Jouni Uitto, MD, PhD 1943-2022

Picture caption: Dr. Uitto 2019
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Picture Credit: Thomas Jefferson University
Picture caption: Dr. Uitto 2019
Picture Credit: Thomas Jefferson University

The Dermatology Foundation was sad to hear of the recent passing of our longtime supporter and former Chair of the Board of Trustees and past-president, Dr. Jouni Uitto. He was a well-recognized expert on collagen biology and elastic tissue, but it was through his pioneering application of genetic techniques to skin disorders that he elucidated much about epidermolysis bullosa and other genodermatoses. In addition to his scientific pursuits, Dr. Uitto was a tremendous teacher and mentor to many young dermatologists and skin biologists. We will miss his knowledge, collegiality, and unmistakable laughter.

Picture caption: Dr. Uitto at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology 1989
Picture Credit: Dermatology Foundation

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