Two faculty in the Department of Dermatology, B. Jack Longley, MD, and Nihal Ahmad, PhD, are preparing to start work on new research projects in early 2017 after receiving Merit Review Award funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs this June.
Professor Chang researches Planar Cell Polarity–abbreviated to PCP (“not that kind of PCP,” jokes Chang)–a genetic mechanism that controls epithelial cell alignments along body and tissue axes. In simpler terms, “skin cells need to know which way is the front and which way is the rear so they can grow hair in the correct direction.”
Associate Professor of Dermatology Gloria Xu, MD, PhD, has joined the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Panel. Dr. Xu was nominated by Dr. Mark Albertini of the Department of Hematology/Medical Oncology, and will represent the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in the national network.
When might a skin disorder also imply the presence of underlying systemic disease? Pediatric Dermatologist Lisa M. Arkin, MD, explored the intersection of dermatology and other fields including rheumatology, immunology and infectious disease at the Hubert and Mary Moss Lecture in Dermatology on September 16, 2016.
What causes relapses in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL)? How can future drugs and therapies target the cancer’s strengths and turn them into weaknesses? New UW Dermatology Assistant Professor Stefan Schieke, MD, hopes his research will shed light on these questions and more.
2016 UW Skin Disease Research Center Pilot Awards The recipients of the 2016 SDRC Pilot and Feasibility Awards Program have been announced. Below are the innovative projects receiving support beginning 09/01/2016: PI: Paul Lambert, PhD, …
In an going series from MensHealth.com, UW Health physicians answer common questions on a variety of health issues. This month, Dr. Apple Bodemer explains how to identify melanoma. Information at UWHealth Newsroom and Men’sHealth.com.
On July 1, Dr. Eric Berg stepped down as long-time Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Dermatology. Reflecting on his tenure as Vice Chair, Dr. Berg said that “it has been a …
On July 1, Assistant Professor of Dermatology Dr. Margo Reeder took over as the Department of Dermatology’s Director of Quality Improvement. Dr. Reeder replaces Dr. Dan Bennett, who served in this position since 2012. Originally …
While people of all body sizes develop cellulite, being overweight and obese can worsen the appearance. This is why Dr. Apple Bodemer, a Madison, Wisconsin dermatologist, recommends that people establish a good exercise routine, eat healthy diet, and stay properly hydrated.