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

Dermatology is a lifelong passion — spanning residency to early and midcareer through to late career — the quest to learn more is always present. Scholars Circle is the heart of the Dermatology Foundation with your entry-level gift of $250. This donation reflects your passion to invest in knowledge that advances our specialty.

2022 Scholars Circle

Ensuring promising research is funded, furthering the impact of discovery.

January 1 to December 31

We invest your donations to support and advance the science of skin.

Because of member support for nearly 60 years, we have:

1. Deepened our understanding 

of diseases and conditions including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, inflammatory dermatoses, and autoimmune skin diseases.

2. Developed innovations

including topical therapies for skin cancer, outcomes research and biologic therapies.

3. Kept talented researchers working in our field

by supporting their work at critical points where private funding is the key to their continued success.

Multicenter Prospective Rare Cutaneous Tumor Database and Tissue Bank

Support from the DF laid the groundwork for my career and really helped get me to where I am today. Thank you to the Foundation and those who support it, making research awards possible for me and others.”

Jeremy Bordeaux, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Jeremy Bordeaux, M.D. M.P.H.

2010 Clinical Career Development Award in Dermatologic Surgery

With the generosity of our members and friends, for nearly 60 years the Foundation has:

Granted more than 2,440 research awards.

Invested more than $80,000,000 in research awards.

Expanded industry knowledge across the specialty.

Fostered the careers of young and mid-career dermatologists.

Created a continuum of experienced leaders across the spectrum.

Funded cutting-edge research leading to improved patient care.

Every disease we see in the practice of dermatology has new treatments, or even cures, awaiting development.

The DF funds research with the greatest potential to lead to new treatments. The Foundation's investment creates the path from research to innovation, bringing hope and relief to patients everywhere.