ASDS Awards Grants for Clinical Research

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The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery has awarded more than $80,000 in grants for clinical research.

Topics range from skin cancer treatments to the role of the non-physicians in the practice of dermatology.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery has awarded more than $80,000 in grants for clinical research. Topics range from skin cancer treatments to the role of the non-physicians in the practice of dermatology to the implications of the Affordable Health Care law on managing skin cancer.

The Cutting Edge Research Grant program unites education and innovation to encourage clinical research and the transfer of new technologies from the research setting to surgical practice.

“These grants sustain our mission to foster, support, develop and encourage investigative knowledge in dermatologic surgery,” said ASDS President George J. Hruza, M.D., MBA. “The research projects either advance the practice of dermatologic surgery, stimulate the invention of new technologies or document the outstanding work of dermatologic surgeons.”

Grant recipients and their research projects include:

  •     Derek Chan, M.D. (Ohio State University): Efficacy of Mohs Micrographic Surgery in Immunosuppressed Patients with Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinomas.
  •     Ali Damavandy, M.D. (Washington Hospital, Washington, D.C.): Intraoperative Immunostaining for Cytokeratin-7 during Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Extramammary Paget’s Disease.
  •     Kathryn L. Lane, M.D. (University of California, Irvine): Daylight PDT.
  •     David Pate, M.D. (Texas Tech University, Lubbock): Safety and Efficacy of Prefilled Buffered Lidocaine Syringes With and Without Epinephrine.
  •     Anthony M. Rossi, M.D. (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.): The Non-Physician Practice of Dermatology: A Current and Future Perspective.
  •     Emily R. Stamell, M.D. (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York): Skin Cancer Expenditure and Equity Analysis.
  •     Faranak Kamangar, M.D. (University of California Davis, Sacramento): The Use of Microneedles with Topical Botulinum Toxin for Treatment of Palmar Hyperhidrosis.
  •     Jane Yoo, M.D. (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.): U.S. Healthcare Reform: Implications for Management of Skin Cancer.

About ASDS
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of the skin. ASDS members are pioneers in the field. Many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin. ASDS members also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, ASDS members are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit asds.net.

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