Press Releases

February, 2011

2011 Research Award Recipients

Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy

Melody J. Eide, M.D., M.P.H. Year 3
Henry Ford Medical Center
Association of Sociodemographic Factors & Healthcare Use with Melanoma Survival

Clinical Career Development Award in Health Care Policy

Shasa Hu, M.D. Year 2
University of Miami
Disparities in the Incidence of Late Stage Melanoma: The Impact of Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty

Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

Sarah T. Arron, M.D., Ph.D. Year 3
University of California, San Francisco
Human Papillomavirus as an Etiologic Agent of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Christopher K. Bichakjian, M.D. Year 2
University of Michigan
Merkel Cell Carcinoma Pathogenesis: Clues from Keratins?

Jerry D. Brewer, M.D. Year 3
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Skin Cancer

Ally-Khan B. Somani, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
Indiana University, Indianapolis
Protective Effects of Dermal Rejuvenation on Photocarcinogenesis

Fiona O. Zwald, M.D.
Emory University
Analysis of Risk and Mechanism of Voriconazole Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Lung Transplant Patients

Physician Scientist Career Development Award

Raymond J. Cho, M.D., Ph.D. Year 3
University of California, San Francisco
Defining Mutational Topography in the Ras and PI-3 Kinase Pathways in Human Squamous Cell Cancers

Jaehyuk Choi, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
Transposon Insertional Mutagenesis Screen for Genes that Confer Resistance to BRAF Inhibitors

Benjamin F. Chong, M.D. Year 3
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Signaling Pathways of Cutaneous Lupus

Oscar R. Colegio, M.D., Ph.D. Year 3
Yale University
Defining the Role of the Innate Immune System in Tumor Progression and Metastasis

David Enis, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Role of CCBE1 in Lymphagiogenesis

Johann E. Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
University of Michigan
The Influence of the Cytokine Network in Psoriasis on Clinical Phenotype and Treatment Response

Emma Guttman, M.D., Ph.D.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
A Study Evaluating the Immunomodulatory Effects of NB-UVB in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis

Laura Y. McGirt, M.D.
Vanderbilt University
MicroRNA Expression: Identifying Markers of Diagnosis and Progression in Mycosis Fungoides

Susana M. Ortiz-Urda, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
The Role of KIT in Early Melanoma Development

Michael D. Rosenblum, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
University of California, San Francisco
Mechanisms of Peripheral T-Cell Tolerance to Epidermal Self-Antigen

Richard C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
The Inhibition of Autophagy by Akt and Keratins Promotes Cell Proliferation

Jane Yoo, M.D. Year 3
University of Washington
Investigating the Regulatory Function of Matrix Metalloproteinase 28 (Epilysin) in Atopic Dermatitis

Jonathan H. Zippin, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
Cornell University
Investigation of the Role of Soluble Adenylyl Cyclase in Psoriasis Pathogenesis

Science of Human Appearance Career Development Award

Anne Lynn S. Chang, M.D. Year 3
Stanford University
Identification of Genes Promoting Exceptional Skin Youthfulness

Claire A. Higgins, Ph.D. Year 2
Columbia University
Molecular Mechanisms of Hair Follicle Induction

Yong Li, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Improving Appearance of Aged Skin by Limiting Intracellular Collagen Degradation

Medical Dermatology Career Development Award

Kelly M. Cordoro, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Pediatric Psoriasis: Clinical, Genetic and Metabolic Characteristics and Comorbidities

Jonathan A. Cotliar, M.D.
Northwestern University
Improving the Diagnosis of Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Pedram Gerami, M.D. Year 3
Northwestern University
Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization and Novel Molecular Markers as a Prognostic Tool in Melanoma

Daniela Kroshinsky, M.D. Year 2
Harvard University
The Use of Inpatient Dermatology Consultations to Reduce Antibiotic Use for "Pseudo-Cellulitis"

Robert A. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
The Role of Innate Immunity in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Misha A. Rosenbach, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Cutaneous Sarcoidosis: Developing Clinical Assessment Tools and Exploring Disease Associations

Arturo Saavedra-Lauzon, M.D., Ph.D. Year 3
Harvard University
Prognostic Value of Immunophenotyping Infiltrates in the Care of Drug Reactions

Kanade Shinkai, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
University of California, San Francisco
Cutaneous Manifestations of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Women's Health Career Development Award

Claudia Hernandez, M.D. Year 3
University of Illinois at Chicago
Designing Public Health Strategies to Reduce Skin Cancer Disparities

Xuming Mao, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
The Role of p38 Signaling in Skin Diseases

Research Career Development Award

Thomas Andl, Ph.D. Year 3
Vanderbilt University
Contribution of MicroRNAs to Epigenomic Alterations During Skin Carcinogenesis

Jiang Chen, M.D. Year 3
University of Colorado, Denver
Testing Therapeutic Strategies for Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis Using a Preclinical Mouse Model

Jeffrey B. Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Role of DNA Methylation in Skin Cells and Melanoma

Adam J. Friedman, M.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Nitric Oxide Nanoparticles as a Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Agent for Soft Tissue Infections

Lisa M. Godsel, Ph.D. Year 2
Northwestern University
Plakophilins Organize Structural and Signaling Cues Regulating Tissue Development and Homeostasis

Kevin J. Hamill, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Functional Analysis of a Member of a Novel Family of Laminin-Related Proteins

John E. Harris, M.D., Ph.D. Year 2
University of Massachusetts
Defining the Autoimmune Response in Vitiligo

Botond Z. Igyarto, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Langerhans Cell Control of T-Helper Phenotype Development

Qiaoli Li, Ph.D. Year 2
Thomas Jefferson University
Pathomechanisms and Treatment of PXE

Nityanand D. Maddodi, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Role of Oncogenic BRAF Signaling in Melanocytes and Melanoma

Yvonne M. Saenger, M.D. Year 2
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Immunity to Melanoma Mediated by Anti-TRP1 Antibody + Cyclophosphamide

Tobias F. I. Schatton, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University
Immunology of Dermal Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Monique E. Verhaegen, Ph.D. Year 2
University of Michigan
Molecular Basis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Kevin C. Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Year 3
Stanford University
Noncoding RNAs and Positional Identity in the Skin

Lei Zhang, Ph.D. Year 2
University of Colorado, Denver
Developing New Therapeutic Approaches to Cure Harlequin Ichthyosis in an ABCA12 Mutant Mouse Model

Dermatologist Investigator Research Fellowship

Niroshana Anandasabapathy, M.D., Ph.D.
Rockefeller University
Cutaneous Vaccination: The Pre-Clinical Use of Flt3L as an HIV Vaccine Adjuvant to Investigate, Expand, and Target Dendritic Cell Subsets in the Skin

Sean Christensen, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Epidermal Stem Cell Homeostasis, Wound Repair, and Carcinogenesis

Donald A. Glass, II, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
Determining the Genetic Causes of Keloid Formation

Ali Jabbari, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University
Immunologic Basis of Cutaneous Rheumatologic Disease

Jae Y. Jung, M.D.
University of Utah
Regulation of Oxidative Stress by p16 in Melanoma

Thomas H. Leung, M.D.
Stanford University
Understanding Tissue Regeneration in Mouse and Human Epithelial Cells

Peggy S. Myung, M.D.
Case Western Reserve University
The Role of Dermal Wnt Activation and Signaling in Wound Healing and Hair Follicle Regeneration

Bhaskar Srivastava, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University
CD8+ T-Cell Differentiation to Melanoma: Generating an Effective Cytotoxic Response

Thahn-Nga Tran, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard University
Topical Delivery of siRNAs for Dermatologic Applications

Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology

Mercedes E. Gonzalez, M.D.
New York University
The Cutaneous Microbiota in Atopic Dermatitis and the Effects of Topical Corticosteroids and Bleach

Patient Directed Investigation Grant

Laura K. DeLong, M.D., M.P.H.
Emory University
Vitamin D Status, Disease Specific and Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients with Cutaneous Lupus

Ginette A. Hinds, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Genetic and Molecular Analysis of the Bacterial Flora of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Frank Wang, M.D.
University of Michigan
Therapeutic Implications of Immunologic Alterations in Rash Caused by EGFR Inhibitors

Dermatopathology Research Grant

Janis Marie Taube, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
B7-H1/Pd-1 Axis as a Therapeutic Target in Melanoma: Transcriptional Profiling of B7-H1 Expression

Research Grant

Steven R. Barthel, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Developing Gelectin-7 Chimeric Molecules to Study Galectin-7 Ligands in Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Allen T. Bruce, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Effects of IL-13 Polymorphisms on IL-17-Producing T-Cells in Psoriasis

Soheil Dadras, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Connecticut
Investigating the Down-Stream Sequela of Deregulated Dicer in Melanoma Patients

Bryan W. Doreian, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
IL-6 and PPARy Agonists Drive Macrophage Mediated Hyper-Inflammation Resulting in Chronic Wounds

Kelly J. Duffy, Ph.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Role of Platelets in Multifocal Lymphangioendotheliomatosis with Thrombocytopenia (MLT)

Kathryn E. O'Reilly, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University
Association of Hedgehog Pathway Activation with Melanoma Subtype

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