ASDS Awards Seven Clinical Research Grants

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The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery has awarded a total of $99,522 to seven new clinical research projects through its Cutting Edge Research Grant program.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery recently awarded a total of $99,522 to seven new clinical research projects through its Cutting Edge Research Grant program.

This year’s research topics range from patient satisfaction with Mohs Micrographic Surgery to treat melanoma in situ to outcomes of skin cancer in non-white organ recipients.

“These grants fund projects that keep ASDS at the forefront of innovation in dermatologic surgery,” said ASDS President Thomas E. Rohrer, MD. “The CERG program makes it possible for ASDS members to continue pioneering new ways to advance the specialty.”

This year’s recipients and their research projects include:

  • Ekama O. Carlson, MD, PhD (University of California, San Francisco): Incidence, characteristics, outcomes of skin cancer in non-white organ transplant recipients, and recommendations for routine screening.
  • Karen L. Connolly, MD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center): Assessment of health-related quality of life in patients with localized stage 0 and 1 head and neck melanoma: Variations among treatment groups.
  • Sherrif F. Ibrahim, MD, PhD (University of Rochester): Fractionally ablative Er:YAG laser resurfacing for thermal burn scars, a prospective split-burn cohort study.
  • Joshua B. Kentosh, DO (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center): Microwave Ablation of Eccrine Glands as a Treatment of Hyperhidrosis in Amputees.
  • Kachiu C. Lee, MD (Rhode Island Hospital): What's in laser hair plume?
  • Desiree Ratner, MD (Mount Sinai Beth Israel): Evaluation of the Histochemical and Immunohistochemical Effects of Cetuximab in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
  • Divya Srivastava, MD (University of Texas Southwestern): Patient Satisfaction with Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the Treatment of Melanoma in Situ.

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