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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 web-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 Department of Dermatology and Medical School. A combined residency/postdoctoral fellowship program that consists of two years of clinical training and two years of basic science research is an option for interested and qualified candidates.

Current Research Projects

Phase III EB-101 Keratinocyte Gene Transfer Trial for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa

Environmental Dermatology Survey of Printed Journals vs Online Journals

Targeting inflammatory pathways to develop new treatments for vitiligo using basic research tools.

Clinical trials to optimize surgical treatment for vitiligo.

Using translational research strategies to understand the pathogenesis of inflammatory skin diseases in human subjects.

Conducting clinical trials to test new vitiligo treatments.

Develop a 3D camera system to image skin diseases.

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.