Collaborating with the Division of Geriatrics to study a medication that treats Alzheimer's disease.
Clinical research interests in the Department of Dermatology encompass a wide range of topics such as: the effect of contact dermatitis on overall patient health, the relationship between stress, sleep and skin disease, treatment of basil cell carcinomas in Mohs surgery candidates and studies on the pathogenesis and treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphomas and melanomas. In addition, clinical faculty meet with basic science faculty to identify opportunities for translational research in areas such as Mohs surgery.
The University of Wisconsin, Department of Dermatology conducts clinical research in both children and adults. Our current research efforts involve topics such as:
In addition, clinical faculty meet with basic science faculty to identify opportunities for translational research in areas such molecular mechanism of cancer development and molecular diagnosis of skin diseases including; psoriasis, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancers.
Through the newly established Skin Diseases Research Center (SDRC), the program offers funding for pilot and feasibility studies from young investigators, established dermatologic investigators embarking on new topics, and other established investigators entering skin diseases research.
The Department of Dermatology clinical faculty also collaborates with investigators from other disciplines or specialties to provide dermatology support as dictated by clinical protocols including: