Faculty Development, Diversity, & Engagement Program

Program Title Program Coordinator Target Audience Venue Frequency
Visiting Professors Program Jose Ayuso & Alex Birbrair Faculty, scientists, post-docs, learners Mondays 12:15-1:15p (WIMR & virtual) Six to eight times a year
Clinical Educator Guest Lecture Series Mackenzie Asel Faculty, residents, APPs, scientists, postdocs, learners Tuesdays 9-10a (virtual) Once a month (2nd Tuesday)
Faculty Career Development Program Justin Endo Faculty Tuesdays 8-10a (virtual; in place of GR/Town Hall) Once a year
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Program Dan Bennett All department employees and learners 2-4 hour session (in person) Once a year


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Primary Contacts

Mary Gannon
Administrative Contact
Career Development Program
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

Nan Yang
Administrative Contact
Clinical Educator Guest Lecture Series

Jasmine Vang
Administrative Contact
Visiting Professor Series

Past Clinical Educator Guest Lectures

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Dr. Joan Guitart, Northwestern University
WHO classification of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphomas and the Skin Immune System
January 9, 2024

Dr. Vikash Oza, New York University
Early Life Atopic Dermatitis: Challenges and Opportunities
February 13, 2024

Dr. Carolyn Jacob, Chicago Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology
Combining Cosmetic Facial Treatment Approaches with Injectables and Devices
March 12, 2024

Dr. Misha Rosenbach, University of Pennsylvania
Climate Change and Dermatology
April 9, 2024

Dr. Dirk Elston, Medical University of South Carolina
Getting the Most Out of Your Biopsies
May 14, 2024


Dr. Kristen Holland, Medical College of Wisconsin 
Down Syndrome and Skin Disease
January 10, 2023

Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, George Washington University
Current & Emerging Systemic Therapy for Atopic Derm
February 14 2023

Dr. John Koo, University of California, San Francisco
Practical Psychodermatology
March 14, 2023

Dr. Nada Elbuluk, University of Southern California
Diagnosis and Management of Pigmentary Disorders
April 11, 2023

Dr. Sheilagh Maguiness, University of Minnesota
Our Amazing Patients: Lessons Learned in the Twin Cities
May 9, 2023

Dr. Vishal Anil Patel, George Washington University
High Risk & Locally Advanced CSCC: Current Management & Novel Opportunities
June 13, 2023

Dr. Kira Minkis, Weill Cornell Medicine
Dermatologic Surgery Emergencies: Recognition and Treatment
July 11, 2023

Dr. Elizabeth Sieverling, Tufts University
Facial Dermoscopy: Focus on the Follicle
August 8, 2023

Dr. Donna Culton, University of North Carolina
Conquering the Oral Cavity: Diagnosis and Management of Inflammatory Diseases of the Oral Mucosa
October 10, 2023


Dr. Heidi Jacobe, UT Southwestern
Lessons from the Morphea in Adults and Children Cohort
January 11, 2022

Dr. Donald Glass, UT Southwestern
Keloids: Risk Factors, Research and Treatment
February 8, 2022

Dr. Ashfaq Marghoob, Memorial Sloan Kettering Skin Cancer Center
The Role of Dermoscopy in the Early Detection of Melanoma: The Yin-Yang
March 8, 2022

Dr. Brittan Craiglow, Yale University
Alopecia Areata Power Hour
April 12, 2022

Dr. Christopher Sayed, University of North Carolina
Adding Surgical Procedures to HS Care: Cutting Through Barriers to Optimal Outcomes
May 10, 2022

Dr. Aaron Kraut and Dr. Ben Schnapp, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Residency Program: Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
June 14, 2022

Dr. Lindy Fox, University of California, San Francisco
Inpatient Dermatology – Cases That Have Taught Me Dermatology
July 12, 2022

Dr. Hensin Tsao, Massachusetts General Hospital
Update on Melanoma: 2022
August 9, 2022

Dr. Alex Ortega Loayza, Oregon Health & Science University
Pyoderma gangrenosum: the relentless ulcer
September 13, 2022

Dr. Susan Taylor, University of Pennsylvania
Managing challenges in skin of color
November 8, 2022


Dr. Arturo Saavedra, University of Virginia
Graft versus host disease, mechanisms and novel treatments
January 12, 2021

Dr. Ruth Ann Vleugels, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cutaneous Autoimmune Disease: Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls
February 9, 2021

Dr. Adewole Adamson, University of Texas at Austin
The Melanoma Epidemic: UV Exposure, Skin Exams, and Diagnostic Scrutiny
March 9, 2021

Dr. Jean Tang, Stanford University
Hitting the target in clinical trials: BCNS and EB drug development
April 13, 2021

Dr. Joseph Pierson, University of Vermont
Part I: A Practical Approach to Generalized Pruritus, Part II: Great Cases from a Long Journey to New England
May 11, 2021

Dr. Paul Nghiem, University of Washington
Using Immunobiology & Bench/Bedside Translation to Improve Merkel Cell Carcinoma Care
June 8, 2021

Dr. Yemi Sokumbi, Mayo Clinic
Clinicopathologic Conundrums in Dermatology: Lessons Learned From Patient Care
July 13, 2021

Dr. Laura Jacques, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contraception: Prescribing and Counseling Pearls
August 10, 2021

Dr. Stephen Wolverton, Indiana University 
Determining if COVID vaccine “adverse effects” are truly induced by the vaccine
October 12, 2021

Dr. Joi Carter, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Approach to the High Risk Skin Cancer Patient
November 9, 2021

Past Visiting Professors

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Dr. Paul Sondel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Improving the Outcome for Anti-GD2 mAb-based Immunotherapy of High-risk Neuroblastoma: Less Toxicity and Greater Efficacy
March 4, 2024

Dr. Bruce Klein, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Skin I Live in: Invasion and Reprogramming of Keratinocytes by Pseudogymnoascus destructans during White Nose Syndrome of Bats
April 1, 2024

Dr. Krishanu Saha, University of Wisconsin-Madison
CRISPR genome editing to treat inherited diseases
May 6, 2024

Dr. Igor Kogut, University of Colorado-Denver
Advancements in RDEB Therapy: Gene Targeting, iPSCs and Somatic Skin Cell Rejuvenation
June 3, 2024


Dr. Lionel Larue, Institut Curie
Plasticity, intratumoral heterogeneity and phenotypic switch: a challenge to fight melanoma
March 6, 2023

Dr. Vladimir Spiegelman, Penn State
RNA-binding proteins in melanoma progression
April 3, 2023

Dr. Keshav Singh, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mitochondria as Reversible Regulators of Skin Wrinkles and Hair Loss in Mice
May 1, 2023

Dr. Anna Huttenlocher, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Imaging inflammation and its resolution: implications to human disease
June 5, 2023

Dr. Zach Morris, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Combining radiation therapies and immunotherapies to drive anti-tumor immunity
November 6, 2023


Dr. Naiem Tony Issa, University of Miami
The Quest for the First Small Molecule GNAQ (Gq) Inhibitor
March 7, 2022

Dr. Srinivas Vinod Saladi, Harvard University
Targeting Hippo pathway driven oncogenic (-active) chromatin state in cancers
Apr 4, 2022

Dr. Georg Wondrak, University of Arizona
Skin Stress Response Pathways: Environmental Exposures and Therapeutic Opportunities Targeting Skin Cancer
May 5, 2022

Shiyong Wu, Ohio University
Translational Machinery, Its Regulation and Impact on Gene Expression After Ultraviolet Light Exposure
June 13, 2022

Dr. Suzie Chen, Rutgers University
Translational application of mouse models of melanoma
September 19, 2022


Dr. John Harris, University of Massachusetts
Translational research in vitiligo: Launching a new era of targeted treatments
April 5, 2021

Dr. Rupa Sridharan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Epigenetic control of cell identity
April 19, 2021

Dr. Latasha Crawford, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lessons learned from skin innervation to explore peripheral pain mechanisms
May 3, 2021

Dr. Amy Paller, Northwestern University
New Treatment Options for Genetic Skin Disorders
June 7, 2021

Dr. Gopal Iyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bromodomains in HPV Head and Neck Cancer
July 12, 2021

Dr. David Fisher, Massachusetts General Hospital
Cutaneous signaling and UV responses: Impact on melanoma genesis and therapeutic responses
August 2, 2021

Dr. Jaehyuk Choi, MD, PhD, Northwestern University
Cellular and Molecular Bases of Cutaneous T Cell Lymphomas
November 1, 2021