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.