Here is a way for you to make a real difference in the lives of people here in Madison and around the globe – contribute to the research and education missions of the Department of Dermatology! You will help support the training of new dermatologists by contributing to our residency fund. You will help find cures and new treatments for skin diseases by contributing to one of the research endowments described below.
Online donations are made through the secure website of our fundraising organization, the University of Wisconsin Foundation, at the links below assigned to each fund.
Contributions can also be mailed. Follow this link for printable forms and mailing information. Mail completed donation forms and your check payable to The University of Wisconsin Foundation, 1848 University Avenue, P.O. Box 8860, Madison, WI 53708
If you would like to discuss specifics about giving to Dermatology, please contact our administrative office by calling 608-287-2620 and ask for our Department Administrator or Department Chair, or send an email.
The Geneva F. and Sture Johnson Distinguished Chair
This endowment was a generous family gift honoring our first dermatology section chief, Sture Johnson, MD. It supports leadership that enhances research, teaching, and clinical service in skin disease. Department Chair Beth A. Drolet, MD, holds the Johnson Professorship.
The Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Professorship of Dermatological Cancer
Supports the development of the department’s research missions. Vijayasaradhi Setaluri, PhD, holds the Helfaer Professorship.
Derek J Cripps Endowment for Skin and Cancer Research
This fund was established in 2008 to honor the remarkable and varied 40 year career of Dr. Cripps. His research in the effects of ultraviolet light on the skin was pioneering work that led to many advances in the field of photobiology and photomedicine. A passionate educator, he trained scores of Dermatology residents many of whom remain the foundation of dermatology services in Wisconsin and beyond. This fund supports research into the causes, prevention and cures of skin diseases. This endowment currently supports Hao Chang, PhD.
Frederic E. Mohs Skin Cancer Research Chair
Dr. Mohs developed the Micrographic Surgery technique at the University of Wisconsin in the mid – 1930s. During 50 years of clinical practice at UW and through dedication and perseverance in the face of daunting obstacles, he pioneered what is now the standard of care for skin cancer. This fund will continue the legendary research begun by Dr. Mohs to prevent and cure skin and other cancers and skin diseases. The endowment currently supports Nihal Ahmad, PhD, Vice Chair for Research.
Nelson M. Hagan Class of 1929 Endowment
This endowment—the most generous contribution to date in the department’s history—was created and funded in 2010 through a bequest by Marjorie Hagan. The endowment supports outstanding faculty in Mohs surgery. Juliet Aylward, MD, Section Chief for Mohs Surgery, holds the Hagan Chair.