Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS) announced that it will acquire Mason Dermatology in Mason, Ohio. Founded in 1989 by Matt Leavitt, MD, ADCS is a dermatology-focused practice with more than 70 clinics in Florida and Ohio providing clinical, cosmetic, surgical and pathology services. ADCS also provides billing and coding management services for dermatology practices under the Ameriderm trade name.
The American Academy of Dermatology has released new evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis based on an extensive review of the scientific literature. Published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (December 2, 2103), the first of four sections in the guidelines of care focus on methods for diagnosing and monitoring atopic dermatitis. The guidelines also discuss measurements for disease severity and quality of life, as well as associated conditions that commonly affect patients with atopic dermatitis.
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) has awarded six research grants totaling $450,000 for projects that aim to discover new treatments and a cure for these chronic diseases.
Theoharis Theoharides, MD, PhD, professor of pharmacology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, received a two-year, $200,000 translational research grant to translate his laboratory findings into real-world applications to manage health. Dr. Theoharides will explore how stress contributes to psoriasis and how molecules derived from chamomile might interrupt this psoriasis-stress connection.
Sheldon Pinnell, MD, J. Lamar Callaway Professor Emeritus of Dermatology and Chief Emeritus of the Division of Dermatology at Duke University, has received honorary membership in the Society for Investigative Dermatology at the International Investigative Dermatology meeting held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Pinnell has been researching new technologies to prevent skin cancer and photoaging for more than five decades.