Welcome Message from Our Chair

The newly-established Skin Diseases Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW SDRC), housed within the Department of Dermatology at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), is one of only six NIH NIAMS sponsored Centers of its kind nationwide. The five other centers in the country include Duke, Columbia, Case Western, Northwestern and the University of Colorado. The goal of the UW SDRC is to increase research efficiency by bringing new and existing talents from outside departments to dermatology to enhance our research program. The dermatology department strives to become one of the outstanding academic programs in the nation through development of the full range of dermatological subspecialties involving cutaneous medicine, surgery and pathology. This Center is comprised of one Administrative Core and two Research Cores--Cell Culture and Experimental Cutaneous Pathology.

Our growth in clinical activity, research and education puts us among the top programs in the country. This grant is an exciting next step in our continued growth. We are indebted to faculty from dermatology and other departments who worked hard to create the infrastructure required for this grant. The participation of UW faculty from multiple schools across campus is a clear advantage to help us succeed.

Dr. Gary Wood
Department Chair
Director, Administrative Core
Co-Director, Experimental Cutaneous Pathology Core