research grants

ASA Awards 13 Grants for Skin Cancer and Disease Research

The American Skin Association (ASA) has awarded 13 financial grants to support research on skin cancer and skin disease. For more than 30 years, the ASA and its affiliates—including individuals, foundations and corporations—have funded in excess of $50 million in grants to enhance treatments and continue working towards cures for melanoma, vitiligo, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and other skin diseases.

ASDS Awards Eight Research Grants

Research Grants Awarded

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) awarded eight research grants during its annual meeting in Chicago in October.

New in 2019, the Jumpstart Research Seed Grant Program provides research investigators a chance to define objectives, test hypotheses and provide a better idea of feasibility and directionality of research before applying for additional funds from ASDS or other external sources. The 2019 Jumpstart Research Seed Grant recipients are:

ASA Announces Grant Winners

On March 7, the American Skin Association (ASA) announced the funding of 13 new research grants for 2018. The ASA awards research grants each year to established investigators studying melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer and skin diseases. The 2018 recipients include:

Carolyn Lee, MD, PhD, Stanford University
ASA Milstein Research Scholar Award in Melanoma/Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer for “Non-Coding Driver Mutations in High-Risk Skin Cancer”

Researchers Awarded NRS Grants for Rosacea Research

National Rosacea Society

Three researchers have been awarded grants of $25,000 each by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) as part of the organization’s research grants program. The program supports research that may increase the medical community’s knowledge and understanding of the causes of rosacea in order to improve care and prevention and find a potential cure for the common skin disease.

The grant recipients are:

La Roche-Posay Announces 2017 Research Grant Recipients

The La Roche-Posay North American Foundation has awarded three candidates with grants for their scientific research and projects in dermatology: Bryan Sun, MD, assistant professor at University of California, San Diego; Dennis Kim, MD, incoming Mohs fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Kyle Amber, MD, of the University of California Irvine department of dermatology.

Inaugural Fredric S. Brandt Research Grant Award Winner

Abigail Waldman, MD, of Chicago is the first research grant recipient of the Fredric S. Brandt, MD, Innovations in Aesthetics Fellowship Fund. The fund—supported by The Allergan Foundation—promotes and supports the career development of cosmetic dermatologic surgeon-scientists focused on cosmetic treatments and patient care. It was established earlier this year to advance the legacy of Dr. Brandt, a longtime ASDS member who passed away in April. He was widely considered among the most innovative cosmetic dermatologists in the field.

National Psoriasis Foundation Awards Research Fellowships

National Psoriasis Foundation Awards Research Fellowships

Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $50,000 National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) fellowship. The fellowships pair an early-career doctor with an established psoriatic disease researcher and are awarded in an effort to increase the number of scientists studying and treating psoriatic disease and encourage promising doctors to dedicate their careers to the study of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as physician-researchers.

The NPF Medical Dermatology Fellows for 2014 are: