Research in Dermatology

In addition to dermatology faculty who conduct research, most residents have participated in clinical research and other scholarly projects such as preparing case reports, reviewing articles and developing Internet-based teaching materials. In fact, the ACGME Residency Review Committee commended our program on resident participation in research

Opportunities to conduct basic science research exist within the division of dermatology and medical school. A combined residency/postdoctoral fellowship program that consists of 2 years of clinical training and 2 years of basic science research is an option for interested and appropriate candidates. Please contact the program director for additional information.

Current Research Projects

Targeting the IFN-γ-chemokine axis for treatment of vitiligo

Tracking “real-time” autoreactive T cell migration and interactions within the skin

Developing a “humanized” mouse model of immune-skin interactions to serve as a pre-clinical bridge to clinical studies

Clinical trial to test a novel treatment for vitiligo

A Survey Study on Lifestyle in Acne Vulgaris Patients.

Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinical Research Consortium for clinical data collection at multiple EB center. 

Evaluating the effectiveness of an educational intervention in improving the skin exam for melanoma among medical students. 

Perioral Dermatitis Survey Study. 

Exploring epigenetic markers in neurons grown from reprogrammed skin cells. 

Novartis Protocol CFTY720D2309 Study of Fingolomid for Multiple Sclerosis.

Dermatology

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